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 mission 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. All are welcome!
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.
We will Livestream (via Facebook) our Divine Liturgy on Sunday, April 5, 2020, the Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt. The Livestream will begin at 7:45am, Hawaii Standard Time. Please contact Father Athanasius regarding reception of Holy Communion following the Divine Liturgy.
Following the Holy Liturgy, a Moleben chanted in times of Devastating and Death-bearing Pestilence will be chanted before the Wonderworking “Hawaiian” Iveron Icon.
May the Mother of God keep us all safe under her sacred Omophorion!
All Livestreamed services at Holy Theotokos of Iveron Russian Orthodox Church will be broadcast simultaneously on our parish website and our Facebook page for convenience.
O Most Holy Theotokos, save us!
Dear Beloved in Christ,
For nearly 40 years, our parish has struggled from it’s early beginnings until today in attempting to acquire a church building for our Orthodox community here in Hawaii. After all these years, and through the benevolent grace and intercessions of the Mother of God, that moment has arrived for us. (CLICK HERE)
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.