Look back at the 1867 laying of the cornerstone of St. Andrew’s Cathedral, 1906.

This is the first laying of the cornerstone of the Anglican Church of Honolulu, on March 5, 1867. Standing near the cornerstone is King Kamehameha V, and behind him are the priests of the Anglican Church. And behind those two are the attendants of the King and his Cabinet of Ministers, and to the right side of the cornerstone is the British Consul Wodehouse and his wife.

(Kuokoa, 11/30/1906, p. 2)

KA HOONOHO MUA ANA KEIA I KA POHAKU KUMU...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLV, Helu 48, Aoao 2. Novemaba 30, 1906.

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Bishop Alfred Willis Leaves for Tonga, 1902.

BISHOP WILLIS TO TONGA.

Bishop Alfred E. Willis is leaving Hawaii, and not returning, aboard the steamship Ventura on the 28th of this month for Tutuila, Samoa, and from there for the island of Tonga, where he intends to take up the work of his church. Last Saturday he closed the doors of Iolani School, one of the very well known schools of this town in days gone by,  and it was established by this bishop for the advancement of the native children of this land. For his good works, there were many people gave their expressions of aloha and precious gifts to him when they heard that he will forever leave this land that he became a local to.

The population of the people of this island on which the bishop is intending to go teach the word of Christ to is 20,000; and with this number, 100 are haole. And should this trek to this island does not go well, he will continue on to New Zealand where he will put down roots.

(Aloha Aina, 5/24/1902, p. 4)

BIHOPA WILISI NO TONGA.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke VIII, Helu 21, Aoao 4. Mei 24, 1902.

More coverage on Liliuokalani’s baptism into Anglican Faith.

The Queen was baptized and there was a laying on of hands that morning by the Head Bishop of Honolulu, in Saint Andrew’s Cathedral, during a special prayer service held at 6:30. Through this, she became a brethren of that Church. The baptismal font was bedecked with flowers and greenery.

(Makaainana, 5/18/1896, p. 8)

Ua bapetizoia a kaulimaia ke Aliiaimoku...

Ka Makaainana, Buke V—-Ano Hou, Helu 20, Aoao 8. Mei 18, 1896.

Liliuokalani and the Anglican Church, 1896.

Liliuokalani Becomes a Member of the Anglican Church.

At 6 o’clock or so on this Monday, Liliuokalani was baptized and there was a laying on of hands (Kopirimatio) by Bishop Willis, in St. Andrew’s Cathedral. The font was festooned with flowers of all sorts.

[We found this small mention about Liliuokalani’s baptism because of response by Corrine Chun Fujimoto on yesterday’s post about the Anglican Church in Hawaii!

Also, can help me with the word that “Kopirimatio” comes from?]

(Kuokoa, 5/22/1896, p. 2)

Lilo o Liliuokalani i Hoahanau no ka Ekalesia Katolika Enelani.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXV, Helu 21, Aoao 2. Mei 22, 1896.

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.