Beginnings of the Anglican Church in Hawaii, 1862.

Pertaining to the 28th of November¹

This day known to everyone, the day of the return of independence to the Islands and the day chosen by the Monarchs as a day for the two of them to join the new faith which has recently arrived.

On the morning of that day, at the hour of 10½, the Alii arrived at the Church and the National troops [koa o ke Aupuni], the Honolulu Rifles [koa Rifles?], the Hawaii Kiai [?], and the Cavalry [Puali Kaua Lio] were all lined up.

When the Alii arrived and passed through the entrance, the Bishop came and layed his hand and blessed them. They then entered within and sat down; following them was a procession, and they entered while chanting one of the psalms. After this was done, the laying on of hands began, and they were confirmed as brethren of the new church.

The beauty that is imbued in all creatures of the earth is what left all of their subjects who went there awe-stricken. Some wept, some fled [hoonaholoholopoo?], some were downcast, and some shuddered in awe, appearing as if the spirit from the heavens was accepted in the Monarchs joining into the circle of eternal life.

Present was Her Highness Princess V. K. Kaahumanu, the Honorable M. Kekuanaoa, the Honorable R. C. Wyllie, the Honorable Chief Justice E. H. Allen, the Honorable C. R. Bishop and his wife, the Honorable C. Kapaakea, the Honorable Colonel D. Kalakaua, Colonel McKibbin Jr., Colonel W. C. Lunalilo, Major Hasslocher, Kekaaniau, the Dowager Queen K. Hakaleleponi, Mrs. Haalelea, the wives of the Supreme Court Judges, and the Honorable Ii. There also was W. W. F. Synge and his wife, along with the Consuls of Foreign Nations.

The building was filled with those wanting to witness the joining of the Monarchs as brethren, and everyone felt much appreciation for the beauty of the Royals, the Alii, and the ceremony performed. God save the King.

¹La Kuokoa [Hawaiian Independence Day]

(Hoku o ka Pakipika, 12/4/1862, p. 2)

No ka la 28 o Novemaba.

Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika, Buke 2, Helu 8, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 4, 1862.

50 Years of the Anglican Church in Hawaii, 1912.

A JUBILEE CELEBRATION.

On the 21st of this month, Bishop Willis of Tonga will arrive along with his queen, to join in rejoicing over the Fiftieth Year Jubilee since the establishment of the Anglican Faith here in Hawaii.

Bishop Willis is the second Bishop who headed this faith in Hawaii nei, and as a result of Hawaii being annexed to America, the administration of the Church has transferred to the Bishop of America and he left the position he held for a long time with patience.

Because of the kindness of Bishop Restarick, who is currently the head, he invited the two of them to come and to perform together in the ceremonies prepared, and to witness the works that they established, putting much effort into moving these great endeavors forward.

Therefore, they will indeed arrive, and on one of the days of that week, the Church Convention of the Islands will be held with representatives coming together to consider ways to advance the works of God through this Faith.

[That makes this year 150 years!]

(Kuokoa, 5/10/1912, p. 8)

HE HOOMANAO IUBILE.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 19, Aoao 8. Mei 10, 1912.

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.