Chrism oils


Saturday March 21, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM HST
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Chrism Mass: St. Peter'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 

Chrism Mass & Education Day Open to All 

The annual Chrism Mass of the Diocese will be held on Saturday, March 21, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Honolulu. 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. 

Following the Chrism Mass will be an education day event held at The Cathedral of St. Andrew in the Von Holt Room.  The topic will be Liturgical Enculturation Regarding Rites of Initiation with guest speaker Professor James W. Farwell, Professor of Theology and Liturgy from Virginia Theological Seminary. His work is in liturgical and sacramental theology, theories of ritual and religion, comparative theology and theologies of religious pluralism. Professor Farwell served for nearly 20 years in parish ministry in Miami, Atlanta, Long Island, and West Virginia. He has also been on the Board of Directors for Church Publishing Inc. (Morehouse, Seabury, CP), and was the east coast consultant to NBC’s “The Book of Daniel.” 

The cost for the day is $30.00 and includes lunch. Clergy should bring bottles so that you can take oils back to your congregation.  

Please plan to park at The Cathedral of St. Andrew (no parking pass required on this day) and allow time to walk over to St. Peter's for the Chrism Mass.

The schedule for the day will be as follows:

8:30 am:  Registration at St. Peter's
9:00 am:  Chrism Mass
10:30 am - 3:00 pm:  Continuing Education day
(This will last until 3:00 pm, with about 45 minutes for lunch.)

To register, please click on the link below.