Friday February 26, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM HST
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Chrism Mass: St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
Education Day: The Cathedral of St. Andrew 
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813

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Irina Martikainen 
Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i 

On Friday, February 26, 2016, the annual Chrism Mass will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Honolulu. It will be followed by a Clergy Education Day in the St. Andrew's Von Holt Room with guest speaker the Rev. Robert S. Heaney, Associate Professor of Christian Mission and Director of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies, Virginia Theological Seminary.


8:30am:  Registration
9:00am:  Chrism Mass - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Honolulu
10:30am:  Clergy Education Day - St. Andrew's Von Holt Room, Honolulu
This will last until 3:00 pm, with about 45 minutes for lunch.

Register today

The cost for the day is $25 and includes lunch. To register, please click on the link below.

Registration deadline: Friday, February 19

Air travel
If you are on a neighbor island and are either a canonically resident clergyperson or are licensed clergy-in-charge of a congregation, your flights are covered. Please contact Sharon Billingsley, Air Travel Coordinator, at airtravel@episcopalhawaii.org to book your flight today.

Chrism Mass

Chrism oils

At this service, the Bishop blesses the oils of chrism (for baptism), healing, and the catechumenate, and the clergy take a portion of these oils back to their own churches for use during the coming year.

Reminder to clergy:
Bring bottles so that you can take oils back to your congregation.  

Clergy Education Day

After the Chrism Mass will be a Clergy Education Day in the Cathedral's Von Holt Room with a special guest speaker, the Rev. Robert S. Heaney.  

The topic will be The Future of Anglican Mission: Critical and Constructive Conversations. Mission is a contested word and a contested practice. Yet, the nature of God is mission. How do we understand and how do we practice mission that does not deny missionary malpractice and at the same time does not reduce mission to charity? This will be a question at the heart of our conversations together.  

The Rev. Robert S. Heaney is an Anglican priest-scholar ordained in the Church of Ireland. He has experience serving the church and academy internationally including long and short-term ministry in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the United States of America. He is Associate Professor of Christian Mission and Director of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies, Virginia Theological Seminary.

He holds a Ph.D from an Irish Jesuit school (The Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy) and a D.Phil from the University of Oxford. Among a number of published articles and book contributions he is also the author of From Historical to Critical Post-Colonial Theology (Pickwick, 2015) and senior editor of Faith Neighbors: Christian Muslim Vision and Practice (Church Publishing, forthcoming).

You can learn more about the Center for Anglican Communion Studies at the Virginia Theological Seminary HERE.