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27 August 2022

Rev. Father Dean Kouldukis

Rev. Father Dean Kouldukis visited the Maui Mission parish on Saturday, August 27th, to celebrate the Divine Liturgy service. Father Dean is the pastor of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption in Seattle, Washington. This was our second service that we held at Keawala'i Church in Makena.

The Maui Greek Orthodox Christian Mission expresses our gratitude and sincere thanks to Fr. Dean and Presvytera Valerie for visiting our parish and celebrating with us.

23 July 2022

Father Photios Dumont

Rev. Father Photios Dumont visited our Mission parish on Saturday, July 23rd, to celebrate Matins and Divine Liturgy services. Father Photios is the presiding priest at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Seattle, Washington.

Our services were held at Keawala'i Church which is located in Makena in South Maui. Keawala'i Church of Makena was founded in 1854. The half acre lot upon which the church still stands today was originally purchased for $80 (today this lot is worth a little bit more). The bell that is currently in use in the church was lifted to the belfry in February of 1862. During our first Greek Orthodox service at Keawala'i in 2022, Earlene Cummings rang that bell for the first time in an Orthodox worship service, just before the Doxology which concluded our Matins service. The ringing of the bell is a symbol that The Divine Liturgy service is about to begin.

To begin our worship services at Keawala'i Church, we began with The Service of the Small Blessing of Water.

Church parish Church parish side view Father Photios blessing Mila Father Photios and Maria

The Maui Greek Orthodox Christian Mission expresses our gratitude and sincere thanks to Fr. Photios and Presvytera Kathryn for visiting our parish and celebrating with us.

Keawalai Congregational Church

Here is a picture of the historic Keawala'i Church, which is the oldest church on the Island of Maui. The picture shows the serene and tranquil bay that is viewable from the church grounds. This is one of the most peaceful places on the Island of Maui. This picture was taken by Bill Ehman and provided by the courtesy of Keawala'i Church.

2 March 2022

Ecumenical Patriarch

Ecumenical Patriarch: The whole world is against Russia (VIDEO).

The whole world is against Russia. We are entering a new period of the Cold War. The distance between Russia and the Western world is getting wider.

— Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

28 February 2022

Ukraine Relief Fund

Archbishop Elpidophoros Launches Ukraine Relief Fund.

We join our spirit to the spirit of His All-Holiness and exhort all our Faithful: offer prayers and tangible support for all the Ukrainian People, those of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine and those of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church under the Moscow Patriarchate, those of the Ukrainian Catholic and Jewish communities, and all who find themselves in the dire circumstances of war.

— Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

Ukraine Prayer Vigil

Bishop Apostolos of Medeia Participates in Prayer Vigil for Ukraine.

On Monday, February 28, 2022 on behalf of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia accepted the invitation of Metropolitan Antony of Hierapolis of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA (Ecumenical Patriarchate) to participate in the PRAYER VIGIL FOR UKRAINE at the St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in Bound Brook, NJ. Accompanying His Grace was the V. Rev. Christoforos Oikonomidis, the Chancellor of the Metropolis of New Jersey, the V. Rev. Nektarios Cottros and Archdeacon Philotheos Tomczewski.

— GOARCH Orthodox Observer News

27 February 2022

Ukraine Prayer Vigil

President of Ukraine called Ecumenical Patriarch.

This evening, Sunday February 27th, 2022, His Excellency Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, communicated by telephone with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and described the prevailing situation in his country after the military invasion by the Russian Federation. President Zelenskyy expressed his gratitude for the manifestations of support on the part of the Ecumenical Patriarchate toward his troubled nation, imploring Him to intensify His prayers for the struggle of the Ukrainian people for the protection of their freedom and their homeland's territorial integrity.

— The Chief Secretariat of the Holy and Sacred Synod

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