Diocese of Hawaii

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August 30, 2017

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Richard Sui On Chang, the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Hawaii, died Aug. 30 after a short illness.

Chang served from 1997 to 2006 when he was succeeded by Robert L. Fitzpatrick, who had been his canon to the ordinary.

He was the first...

August 13, 2014

ACCW volunteer driver BJ Santiago offers food and other personal care items to Charles near Lahaina. Photo: Keith Yamamoto

[Episcopal News Service, Maui, Hawaii] The blue and white van bounced slowly, a bumpy ride along the rocky beach, bringing water, food,...

March 16, 2011

When the first tsunami alarm sounded at 9 p.m. March 11 in the Laupahoehoe neighborhood of Hawai'i's big island, Leonie Kawaihona Laeha Poy didn't hesitate -- she and her family raced for higher ground.

The same action saved her life in 1946 at the tender age of 15, shortly before the...

November 9, 2009

Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick said ohana -- the Hawaiian word for family -- describes the way his diocese received news that oversight for the Episcopal Church in Micronesia (ECIM), had shifted to the Diocese of Hawai'i after the 76th General Convention.

"There is an historic tie between the...

November 12, 2006

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i, meeting October 20-21 at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Honolulu for its 38th annual Convention, heard its retiring bishop Richard S.O. Chang say that the diocese, in the third year of a five-year strategic plan, is being transformed.

 

"Many...

October 20, 2006

The Rev. Canon Robert L. Fitzpatrick was elected October 20 to be the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i.

Fitzpatrick, 47, canon to the ordinary in Hawai'i, was elected out of a field of six nominees on the ninth ballot. He was elected with 87 lay votes and 42 clergy votes...

October 15, 2006

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i is currently assessing the extent of damage caused by a 6.6 magnitude earthquake that struck at 7:07 a.m. local time on Sunday, October 15, causing a landslide that blocked a major highway on Hawai'i Island and knocking out power across the state. More than 50...

December 31, 2004

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold sat amidst 24 sophomores from the Basic Christianity class at St. Andrew’s Priory School for Girls in Honolulu as they peppered him with questions. Why does the Bible call homosexuality a sin? What is the view of the Episcopal Church on gay marriage and...

October 19, 2004

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

The Report of the Lambeth Commission will have direct and indirect implications for each of us, our congregations, our Diocese, and the Episcopal Church in the USA. With the release of the Lambeth Commission’s Windsor Report on Oct. 18, I would like...

July 1, 2004

When Mary Page Jones wrote her appeal seeking help sewing rag dolls for children in war zones (“Peacemakers with needles,” May, Active Voice), she hoped readers would volunteer.

They did.

In the first 14 days, Jones received 75 e-mails, 235 visits to the website to download the...

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