Alii Sunday - Queen Ka'ahumanu
Alii Sundays are among the many long and honored traditions of Kawaiahao Church, which began about 1914. In the 1970's our people were embarking on a tidal wave of change. In the midst of circumstance and sensing the urgency to unite Hawaii's people and rekindle their strength and purpose in Ke Akua [God], the Reverend Dr. Abraham Akaka rejuvenated these services as part of the larger cultural awakening already taking place. He reminded us of the importance "to unite as the people of Hawaii and to recognize the leadership our Alii gave us as Christians." We celebrate nine Alii Sundays which are held as part of a larger series of celebrations recognized by the Benevolent Royal Societies, Alii Trusts and the Hawaiian Civic Clubs of which always occurs on Sundays or the Sunday just before the birthday of the Alii. Join us as we celebrate these Alii and the many blessings from Ke Akua together.