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22 December 2018

Today we celebrated Matins and the Divine Litury services, Forefeast of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, with Father Alexander.

Baptismal Service

After today's Divine Liturgy service we had a baptismal service. It was truly a great day to see a little baby girl, who lives on Maui, enter into the one holy, catholic and apostlic Church. Congraduations to the Petsas family! The picture below shows the newest member of the Maui mission parish.

3 October 2018

Announcement | Third Sunday of Luke

Greetings and Aloha!

We hope you and your families are doing well on the beautiful Island of Maui!

As you know, our monthly service is regularly scheduled for the fourth Saturday. In case you have not checked the parish website, this is an announcement of a special service for this Sunday, October 7th, the Third Sunday of Luke.

The Maui Greek Orthodox Christian Mission has the honor of hosting a visit by Father Aris Metrakos, Protopresbyter, of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in San Francisco, California.

Services will be held in the Saint Cecelia Room at Saint Theresa Church in Kihei (Matins at 10:00am and Divine Liturgy at 11:00am). The fellowship hour will be held afterwards in the Youth Room. Please feel free to bring your favorite dish or dessert to share with the parish.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

22 September 2018

Today we celebrated the Divine Litury, Saturday of the 1st Week, with Father Alexander. We remembered Phocas the Martyr who was the Bishop of Sinope, Phocas the Cyprian, Isaac and Martinos the Martyrs, 26 Monk-Martyrs of Zographou Monastery martyred by the Latins.

We had the wonderful opportunity to visit a parish member's new restaurant and Vasi made an amazing lunch. Fr. Alex gave a blessing for Vasi's new restauranent in Haiku Maui.




9 July 2018

Announcement | Sunday of the Holy Fathers

Greetings and Aloha!

We hope you and your families are doing well this summer.

This is an announcement of a special service for this Sunday, July 15th, Sunday of the Holy Fathers.

The Maui Greek Orthodox Christian Mission has the honor of hosting a visit by Father Photios Dumont and Presvytera Kathryn who are visiting from Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle, Washington.

Services will be in the Saint Francis Room at Saint Theresa Church in Kihei (Matins at 9:30am and Divine Liturgy at 10:30am). Our fellowship hour will be held afterwards in the Youth Room. Please feel free to bring a dish or dessert to share with the parish.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

16 June 2018

Announcement | Memory of the Holy Martyrs Isaurus, Basil, Innocent, Felix, Hermias and Peregrinos

Greetings!

I hope you and your families are doing well. This is an announcement of a special service for tomorrow, Sunday, June 17th, Memory of the Holy Martyrs Isaurus, Basil, Innocent, Felix, Hermias and Peregrinos.

The Maui Greek Orthodox Christian Mission has the honor of hosting a visit tomorrow by Father James Retelas who is visiting from Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Sacramento.

Services will be in the Saint Francis Room at Saint Theresa Church in Kihei (Matins at 9:30am and Divine Liturgy at 10:30am). Our fellowship hour will be held afterwards in the Youth Room. Please feel free to bring a dish or dessert to share with the parish.

We look forward to seeing you.

7 April 2018

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

We celebrated the Saturday Midnight Service before the Resurrection. The photo on the right is a faithful Greek Orthodox family visiting Maui from Alberta, Canada. We look forward to seeing them in the future!







12 January 2018

To start the new year, the Maui Greek Orthodox Mission had the wonderful blessing and honor of celebrating Matins and the Divine Liturgy on Theophany with Metropolitan Gerasimos and Bishop Apostolos and Father Alexander. We also had the blessing to have with us Chanter Alexander from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Massachusetts.

Joshua chanting the Apolytikion

This year one of our youngest parish members learned to chant. During the service, Metropolitan Gerasimos asked Joshua to sing the Apolytikion during the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. To hear Joshua sing “As You Were Baptized" in Mode 1, select play on the audio control that is below the image on the right.

There were over four dozen people who attended our Theophany services this year. Some of the photos above were taken during the Divine Liturgy celebration and some during the Great Blessing of Waters that was held at Waiohuli Beach, adjacent to St. Theresa Church at the end of Lipoa Street. There were a number of vacationers spending the day at the beach who saw our parish procession and came by to watch the festivities and to also take pictures.

6 January 2018

Announcement | The Great Blessing of the Waters

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bring forth a son. They shall call his name Emmanuel; which means, ‘with us [is] God.'"
-- Matthew 1:23 (Eastern Greek Orthodox Bible)

Greetings,

We hope you and your families are planning for the upcoming Nativity of Jesus celebration and enjoying the Advent and Nativity season. There is good news to report to the Maui mission parish. Metropolitan Gerasimos and Bishop Apostolos are planning to visit our parish. Just as in past years, we are eagerly looking forward to His Eminence's and His Grace's visit for the Theophany celebration -- a visit that is a great blessing to our parish. During past visits, Metropolitan Gerasimos and Bishop Apostolos have both had great impact upon members of our parish. Metropolitan Gerasimos is a gifted writer and teacher, and perhaps the best example of these gifts are His Eminence's Encyclicals, which are always encouraging and heartfelt.

Please plan on joining us for this year's Theophany celebration and the Great Blessing of Waters. Below is a schedule of events for this upcoming Theophany celebration and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy service with Metropolitan Gerasimos and Bishop Apostolos. Fr. Alexander Leong is also coming to Maui to be part of His Eminence's and His Grace's visit. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Schedule of Events

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Time Event Location
9:30am Orthros service Main sanctuary of St. Theresa Church
10:30am Hierarchical Divine Liturgy service Main sanctuary of St. Theresa Church
11:30am Vasilopita cutting Youth Room of St. Theresa Church
11:45am Great Blessing of Water* Waiohuli Beach (adjacent to St. Theresa Church at the end of Lipoa Street)

* Please plan to bring swim suits for your keiki (little children) following the Divine Liturgy to retrieve the Cross after it is tossed into the ocean water by His Eminence.




This is an historical listing of some of the announcements and news reported by the Maui Greek Orthodox Christian Mission for the year selected.