About Our Island Parish
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. In all wisdom, teach and admonish each other with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord. -- Colossians 3:16
Greetings and Welcome!
Christ is risen! Within the hearts and minds of the faithful -- this is where God abides, if we love one another.
Some of us of the Orthodox Christian faith who are living on or visiting the beautiful island of Maui have recently come together in the past months to share and proclaim our faith. We are called to be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind:
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all -- Ephesians 4:4-6.
We are thankful for fellowship with our new brothers and sisters on Maui; we are thankful to stand with those who have stood -- through millennia -- worshiping through the Divine Liturgy; and we are thankful for the opportunity to partake in Holy Communion on Maui.
Our Mission is alive and well! Thanks to the faithful guidance of Fr. Theodore, President of the Commission on Orthodox Missions and Evangelism (COME) and Presvytera Stacey, from St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Portland, our parish has respectively elected a new streering committee and has been introduced to the Byzantine musical tradition. Also, thanks to the dedication and faithful service of Fr. John of Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, from our neighboring island of Oahu, the Divine Liturgy is being served once a month on Maui. Services are being held on the first Saturday of each month at St. Theresa Church in Kihei (25 W. Lipoa Street, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii 96753).
Lying in the middle of the Central Pacific Ocean, Maui is one of the Earth's most isolated islands -- well over two thousand miles from both the nearest continental land mass, North America, and the islands of Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean -- so it is natural that Maui’s population is comprised of residents and visitors from all around the world. Yet, the multicultural character of Maui is a blessing. We are Pan-Orthodox in our focus, and our services are held entirely in English.
Our Mission serves all Orthodox Christians (under the umbrella of the Eastern Orthodox Church) on island. We welcome newcomers and visitors of any denomination and background. And we hope you can join us for Services and stay for the Fellowship hour afterwards.
Maui Greek Orthodox Christian Mission, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
-- Revised, November 2012
- 1998 - 2001 As recounted by Karen Solomon