Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii

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Diocese of Hawaii
Diocese of Hawaii seal.jpg
Location
Ecclesiastical province Province VIII
Statistics
Congregations 51
Members 6,871
Information
Rite Episcopal
Cathedral Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew
Current leadership
Bishop Robert L. Fitzpatrick (2007 to present)
Map
Location of the Diocese of Hawaii
Location of the Diocese of Hawaii
Website
hawaii.anglican.org

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii is the ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Episcopal Church of the Anglican Communion in the United States encompassing the state of Hawaii. It is led by the Episcopal Bishop of Hawaii pastoring the Hawaiian Islands from the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew in Honolulu.

The territorial jurisdiction which the Episcopal Diocese of Honolulu holds today was given up to American Episcopalians after the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani, head of the Church of Hawaii. The Church of Hawaii, also called the Hawaii Reformed Catholic Church, was established by Kamehameha IV and Emma in 1862. The king and queen, friends of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, were devout members of the Church of England. Episcopalians continue the Anglican Church of Hawaii tradition of celebrating the Feast of the Holy Sovereigns each November 28, in honor of Kamhehameha IV and Queen Emma.

Bishops[edit]

  • Thomas Nettleship Staley (1862–1870) [British]
  • Alfred Willis (1870–1902) [British]; married Emma Mary Simeon, daughter of Charles Simeon[1]
  • Henry Bond Restarick (1902–1920) [American jurisdiction after Restarick]
  • John Dominique LaMothe (1921–1928)
  • Samuel Harrington Littell (1928–1943)
  • Harry Sherbourne Kennedy (1944–1966)
  • E. Lani Hanchett (1967–1975)
  • Edmond L. Browning (1976–1984)
  • Donald P. Hart (1985–1996)
  • Richard S. O. Chang (1997–2006)
  • Robert L. Fitzpatrick (2007–)[2]

Churches[edit]

Maui[3]
Kauai
  • All Saints', Kapaʻa (first Episcopal Church built in 1925)
  • Christ Memorial, Kilauea
  • St. John’s, Eleele
  • St. Paul’s, Kekaha
  • St. Michael and All Angels, Lihue (dedicated in 1991)[4]
Oahu
Molokai
Hawaii

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blain, Rev. Michael (2007). The Canterbury Association (1848-1852): A Study of Its Members’ Connections. Christchurch: Project Canterbury. p. 75. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  2. ^ http://stjameshawaii.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/2013-history.pdf
  3. ^ "Maui - the valley isle". episcopalhawaii.org. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kauai, the garden isle". episcopalhawaii.org. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 

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