All Saints’ Church celebrates Hawaiian history Sunday

KAPA‘A — All Saints’ Church annual celebration of the Holy Sovereigns, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma will be held Sunday.

This Eucharist Service celebrates the accomplishments of Kamehameha and “our beloved Queen” Emma and the special link with the Episcopal Church in Hawai‘i, according to David Murray of All Saints’ Church.

The program will start at 9:30 a.m. with a prelude program of hula, mele and readings, a ho‘okupu in honor of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma. The Eucharist Service will follow immediately after the prelude program.  

This year marks the 150th anniversary of arrival of the Anglican (Episcopal) Church in Hawai‘i and the 150th anniversary of the baptism and confirmation of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma into the Anglican faith.

The king and queen were baptized on Oct. 21, 1862 and confirmed on Nov. 28 of the same year.

The congregation of All Saints’ Church will provide lunch following the service.

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