Welcome to Our Parish Website! + Aloha! E Komo Mai!
Welcome to the official website for the Holy Theotokos of Iveron Russian Orthodox Church. We are a small thriving multi-ethnic Christian parish here in the Hawaiian Islands, striving to both live the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ and spread the ancient Orthodox Christian Faith to the people of Hawaii. Stop by for a visit if you are new to the islands or wish to experience the oldest living Christian Tradition on earth. Services are primarily conducted in English, with Hawaiian, Church Slavonic and Greek added in.
All are welcome!
After over a hundred years of much struggle and fervent prayer, the Russian Orthodox Church's Mission in Hawaii has a church to call her own. We would like to humbly thank everyone for helping us to make this once far-fetched dream a reality. May the Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the intercessions of the Most holy Theotokos be with all of you.
If you would like to become a STEWARD of our parish, please consider filling out a PLEDGE CARD and mailing it to our church's new address (provided below). We have a large mortgage and many new expenses, not to mention the struggles of the Coronavirus lockdown, any help you can offer is greatly appreciated. May it be returned to you a hundred fold!
Holy Theotokos of Iveron Russian Orthodox Church
201 N. Kainalu Drive
Kailua (Honolulu), Hawaii 96734
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December Printable Calendar
Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, we will Livestream all services at Holy Theotokos of Iveron Russian Orthodox Church. Please contact our Rector, Father Athanasius regarding Confession and Holy Communion. We humbly apologize for this inconvenice as Hawaii is now a strictly enforced quarantined state. Please pray for us at this most difficult time for our State and community.
Rita Madden, MPH, RDN, is the Nutrition Director for Mediterranean Wellness, a company that focuses on sensible weight loss/management and chronic disease prevention/management. She completed her graduate work in public-health nutrition at Loma Linda University. She has an excellent podcast on the subject of food, health, and the Eastern Orthodox Faith on Ancient Faith Radio, click here: PODCAST
She also conducts online workshops on this subject matter around the country. To learn more about her workshops, click here: WORKSHOPS
Rita is devoted to helping people form a healthy relationship with food. Rita is also a beloved member of our parish, and Head Sister of our parish sisterhood.
Each Wednesday Night we will be chanting an akathist for the building of our church and for various needs. The Akathists will be dedicated to the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, St. John Maximovitch, St. Luke the Surgeon, and various other saints.
Every Wednesday Night, 6:15pm (See calendar)
The Orthodox Church is the original Church, founded by Jesus Christ, continuing down the centuries to our times without addition or subtraction, as our Lord promised.
This claim may amaze some people. They will say, How can this be possible? So many centuries have passed! And, look, there are so many churches, with good and sincere members, each one different from the other in its beliefs and worship, each one thinking it is right... (Click here)
By Rita Madden. Orthodox Christians fast approximately half the days of the year. But in our food-obsessed society, how do we determine our approach to eating in general? Author Rita Madden teaches us ways to eat in a way that is healthy for both our body and soul.
By Amir A. Khisamutdinov and Very Rev. Anatole V. Lyovin. Chronicles the 200 plus year history of Orthodox Christianity in the Hawaiian Islands.
By Matushka Emiko Lyovin Tells the amazing story of a young Russian girl who escapes the persecution of a burgeoning Soviet Empire and travels to the West. This is the story of our beloved Archpriest Anatole's Mother.