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5 November 2015

The Maui Orthodox Christian Mission has the honor of hosting a visit by Reverend Father Timothy Chrapko of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada. Father Chrapko will celebrate the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, November 10th. We hope all parishioners can attend.

Independence Day 4 July 2015


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Protocol No. 122/15

To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and Church Schools, the Philoptochos Sisterhoods, the Youth, the Hellenic Organizations, and the entire Greek Orthodox Family in America

Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The annual celebration of Independence Day in this country is an opportunity for all to reflect on the value of freedom, its role in the history of the United States of America, and the opportunities it provides for relationships, life, and well-being. The value and priority of freedom is evident in the history of this country, both through the struggles to achieve it for all persons as well as in the great accomplishments and progress that have been made in terms of the freedom to think, speak, move, invent, and succeed.

As Greek Americans and Orthodox Christians we celebrate this freedom. We recognize the blessings that freedom has provided to our families and ourselves as we live, work, and worship in this country. We also recognize the value of freedom in emphasizing our heritage and identity. We are free to share this cherished heritage in an environment that values freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas and diversity.

We have much to offer from our historic heritage. As members of this society and as Orthodox Christians we know we are truly free when our pursuits and goals are not for ourselves but for the benefit and spiritual well-being of others and for the honor and glory of God. Our freedom to speak is an opportunity to proclaim the Gospel. Our freedom to live securely is freedom to keep our ultimate trust in God. Our freedom to achieve is the opportunity for spiritual growth in communion with God and to guide others to do the same. Our freedom to believe is our opportunity to be a constant and beautiful witness through our worship in truth and love.

As we join with family, communities, and as a nation in the observance of Independence Day and the celebration of freedom, may we affirm our commitment to sharing the true freedom we have thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ, and may we lead others to see the abundant life and tremendous blessings that this freedom offers to all people. I pray that the Liberator God and God of freedom be with you always.

With paternal love in Him,

Archbishop of America

June 6, 2015

Glory to the All-Holy Spirit!

It is wonderful news that His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos and His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah have given their blessings for Father Stephan Powley and Presvytera to serve on Maui at the mission parish. Father Stephan is the priest at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Pueblo, Colorado and the Executive Director of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry.

Father Stephen and Prevytera Maira Powley visited Maui, and celebrated on Saturday at the Maui Mission, The Service of Matins and Divine Liturgy, The Apodosis of Pentecost, Hilarion the New Dalmation Monastery. We are so thankful to have gotten to know Fr. Stephen and Prev. Maira and hope they can visit the Maui Mission again!

18 April 2015

The Maui Mission had a wonderful celebration of Renewal Saturday with Father Alexander on April 18, 2015. As usual, it was indeed a blessing for us that Father Alexander could celebrate with our mission parish this month.

Holy Week 2015

The Maui Mission had a wonderful Holy Week celebration this past April, 2015. So many parish members expressed heartfelt thanks that Father John Kalantzis could be with us for Holy Week and Pascha this year!

This was the first time in many years that our mission parish had a visiting priest on Maui during Holy Week and Pascha.

5 April 2015

The Maui Orthodox Christian Mission has the honor of hosting an extended visit by Reverend Father John Kalantzis for Holy Week and Pascha 2015. Father John is the United States Navy Deputy Fleet Chaplain for the U.S. Pacific Fleet and is a priest of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese serving in Hawaii with the blessing of Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Franciso.

Father John will celebrate the Thursday Evening Passion Service of the 12 Gospels on April 9th, the Friday Evening Service of the Lamentations on April 10th, the Saturday Evening Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy on April 11th, and Sunday Agape Vespers on April 12, 2015.

This is a great blessing for our mission parish and it is the first time in many years that Holy Week and Easter Day Services is held on the Island of Maui! We hope this will be a great blessing to you and your family.

Here is the Holy Week and Pascha Service Schedule

Thursday Evening Passion Service of the 12 Gospels
April 9, 2015 | 6:30 PM | Main Sanctuary

Friday Evening Service of the Lamentations
April 10, 2015 | 6:30 PM | Main Sanctuary

Saturday Evening Paschal Matins and Divine Liturgy
April 11, 2015 | 9:00 PM | Main Sanctuary

Sunday Agape Vespers
April 12, 2015 | 11:00 AM | Saint Cecelia Room

2 January 2015


The Maui Mission had a wonderful celebration of Theophany in January, 2015. It was indeed a blessing for us that His Grace Bishop Apostolos could spend time with our mission parish. We had the wonderful opportunity to celebrate a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy here in Kihei, Maui.

Bishop Apostolos performed the Great Blessing of Water in Kihei, Maui on January 3, 2015

It was a great honor for the Maui mission parishioners to stand together with His Grace, Bishop Apostolos, on the beach in Kihei before the emerald blue Pacific Ocean. We hope and look forward to celebrating with him in the future on the beautiful Island of Maui!

2 January 2015

Announcement | The Great Blessing of the Waters

Dear Maui Orthodox Christian Mission parishioners,

Christ is Born! Happy New Year!

Today we have the honor of hosting a visit to the mission parish by His Grace Bishop Apostolos. His Grace is arriving at Kahului Airport at 12:50pm today, so please feel free to join us in a welcoming celebration at the baggage area for United Airlines.

We will be celebrating Matins, the Divine Liturgy, and The Great Blessing of the Waters tomorrow at Saint Theresa Church in the main sanctuary. Services start at 9am. The Vasilopita cutting is also planned for the fellowship hour following the Divine Liturgy.

Service hymnals for tomorrow is posted on the parish website: www.mauimission.org/hymnal

We hope you can join us for the Theophany Celebrations tomorrow and please bring your swimsuit!

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