The royal mausoleum converted into a chapel, 1922.

DEDICATED AS A CHAPEL

On this past Sunday, that being the birthday of the Royal Representative Kuhio, the mausoleum that holds the bones of the alii of Hawaii nei in the cemetery of Nuuanu was made into a chapel for all the Hawaiian societies of Honolulu who wish to hold services there.

This house of the Chiefs was consecrated by the Bishop L. A. Motte [John D. LaMothe] of the Anglican Church [hoomana Pelekane] and assisted by Rev. S. L. Desha, Sr. of Hilo, as was planned earlier.

There were many people who came to see the consecration, and the ceremony was done with much reverence. This will likely make this house of the Alii a unforgettable [?] monument to all the alii of Hawaii.

[Much of the Hilo newspaper, Hoku o Hawaii, is digitized badly, and can hardly be read. This particular article is one of the better ones. I hope all of the illegible articles are not important ones!]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 3/30/1922, p. 3)

HOOLAAIA I HALEPULE

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XV, Helu 44, Aoao 3. Maraki 30, 1922.

1 thought on “The royal mausoleum converted into a chapel, 1922.

  1. In the late 1970’s work on The Royal Chapel started to finishes the work began by Princess Kalanianaole . The Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian Warriors – MAMAKAKAUA , with our member, Aunty Namahana Maioho, It took a long time to finish. . There was much more than the Chapel that need attention . But that’s another story.

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