Aloha & Welcome from the Rector
Aloha on behalf of the people of St. Mark's. Welcome to our website, and we look forwarding to welcoming you in person at our church.
A generous 'ohana, St. Mark's is a growing and inclusive church within the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i, and we enjoy celebrating our Anglo-Catholic heritage and our Hawaiian mission roots. The patron of St. Mark's is Queen Emma, the wife of King Kamehameha IV. The Holy Sovereigns invited the Church of England to the Hawaiian Islands, and Queen Emma is known for her many works of support and advocacy for the poor and sick. She died on St. Mark's Day, April 25, in 1885.
We are a diverse parish, representing the many different peoples of O'ahu. It is our faith in Jesus Christ, expressed through our Anglo-Catholic spirituality, which unites us. When we come together for the Eucharist, we become one in Christ. For over 100 years, St. Mark's has been ministering the love of Christ to the neighborhoods of Kapahulu and Diamond Head in Honolulu. We also now serve the neighborhood of Waikiki, and on a typical Sunday, many tourists and seasonal visitors worship with us. We look forward to another 100 years of welcoming all of the people of O'ahu. Check out our Parish History.
Whether you are new to the church, or you are a tourist to Hawai'i, or you simply wish to visit with us, you are most welcome in our ohana. We look forward to sharing with you the aloha spirit. E komo mai!
Father Paul Lillie +
Rector, St. Mark's Episcopal Church