The Feasts of Dedication & Patron

Join us for a week of gratitude as we celebrate our church's dedication, the feast of Thanksgiving, and Queen Emma, our patron saint.

St. Mark's was founded in memory of Queen Emma who died on St. Mark's Day. The Feast of the Holy Sovereigns (Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV) is November 28, and the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai‘i celebrates this feast on the Last Sunday after Pentecost, also known as Christ the King Sunday. November 28 is also the dedication feast of our current church building.

The Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church

Sunday, November 18

Morning Prayer 7:30 am
Sung Mass 8:00 am
Solemn High Mass & Procession to the Cornerstone 10:00 am
Evensong & Benediction 5:00 pm

On Sunday, November 18, we will celebrate the Anniversary of the Dedication of St. Mark’s, and the congregation's pledge commitments will be blessed at the morning masses. Brunch will be served after the morning masses, and a reception will be offered after Evensong & Benediction.

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 22

Give thanks for the life given to us through Jesus Christ by attending mass at church before the others feasts of the day. Morning Prayer will be read from the High Altar at 8:30 am, and a Sung Mass follows beginning at 9:00 am.

The Feast of the Holy Sovereigns

Sunday, November 25

Morning Prayer 7:30 am
Sung Mass 8:00 am
Patronal Feast High Mass, Procession, and Benediction 10:00 am
Evening Prayer 4:40 pm
Mass 5:00 pm

On the Last Sunday after Pentecost we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Sovereigns, including our patron saint, Queen Emma, at all services with joyous music and ceremonial. High Mass includes a Procession of the Blessed Sacrament ending with Solemn Benediction.

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