Tradition of Aliʻi Sundays at Kawaiahaʻo Church

Kawaiaha‘o Church is heralded as the “Westminster Abbey of Hawai‘i” built by God, through Na Ali‘i O Hawai‘i, for the people of Hawai‘i Nei. Kawaiaha‘o Church hosted many pivotal events that molded an island nation in strength, hope, faith and love.

Ali‘i Sundays are among the many long and honored traditions of Kawaiaha‘o Church, which began about 1914. In the 1970’s our people were embarking on a tidal wave of change. In the chaos of circumstance and sensing the urgency to unite Hawai‘i’s people and rekindle their strength and purpose in Ke Akua, the Reverend Dr. Abraham Akaka rejuvenated these services as part of the larger cultural awakening already taking place. He reminded us of the importance “to unite as the people of Hawai‘i and to recognize the leadership our Ali‘i gave us as Christians.” We celebrate eight Ali‘i Sundays which are held as part of a larger series of celebrations recognized by the Benevolent Royal Societies, Ali‘i Trusts and the Hawaiian Civic Clubs of which always occurs on or just before the birthday of the Ali‘i. We invite you to join us.

E komo mai iloko o Ka Halepule kākou. E Nānā I Ke Akua a me Nā Ali‘i O Hawai‘i Nei

2020 Aliʻi Sunday Schedule PDF

2019 Aliʻi Sunday Schedule PDF

2019/2020 Aliʻi Schedule

December 8, 2019Kamehameha ʻElima (v)
 Birthday: December 11, 1830
 Kuleana ʻO Royal Order of King Kamehameha, I
December 15, 2019Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop
 Birthday: December 19, 1831

Kuleana ʻO Kamehameha Alumni Association

 January 26, 2020King William Charles Lunalilo
 Birthday: January 31, 1835
 Kuleana ʻO Lunalilo Trust
 March 15, 2019Queen Kaʻahumanu
 Birthday: March 17, 1768
 Kuleana ʻO Ahahui Kaʻahumanu
 March 22, 2020Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole
 Birthday: March 26, 1871
 Kuleana ʻO Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu/ Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club
June 7, 2020Kamehameha ʻEkahi (I)
 Birthday: June 11, 1737 – 58, Circa
 Kuleana ʻO Royal Order of King Kamehameha, I
August 9, 2020Kamehameha ʻEkolu (III)
 Birthday: August 11, 1813
 Kuleana ʻO Royal Order of King Kamehameha, I
August 30, 2020Queen Liliʻuokalani
 Birthday: September 2, 1838
 Kuleana ʻO Queen Liliʻuokalani Children’s Center and Trust
October 11, 2020Princess Kaʻiulani
 Birthday: October 16, 1875
 Kawaiahaʻo Church
December 6, 2020Kamehameha ʻElima (v)
 Birthday: December 11, 1830
 Kuleana ʻO Royal Order of King Kamehameha, I
December 13, 2020Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop
 Birthday: December 19, 1831
 Kuleana ʻO Kamehameha Alumni Association


2018 Aliʻi Sunday Schedule PDF

2017 Aliʻi Sunday Schedule PDF

Kamehamkeha III


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