Monday, September 29, 2014

Bishops at Ordination of Rev. Dr. Kaleo Patterson

The Rev. Dr. Kaleo Patterson - Episcopal Priest

The ordination of Hawaiian kahu (pastor), scholar, activist and linguist, the Rev. Father Kaleo Patterson, as an Episcopal priest took place Saturday, September 27, 2014 in the Cathedral of St. Andrew (Episcopal), Honolulu, Hawai'i. IOC Orthodox Bishop of Hawai'i, the Most Rev. Stephen Randolph Sykes was Psalmist for the ordination officiated by the Right Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i.

The event was conducted under the auspices of the Dean of the Cathedral, the Very Rev. Walter B. A. Brownridge. The Episcopal Bishop-Emeritus of Hawai'i, the Right Rev. Richard Chang and IOC Senior Bishop, the Most Rev. Daniel J. Dahl also attended, as well dozens of Episcopal clergy and local United Church of Christ pastors.

Both the Rev. Dr. Patterson and Bishop Sykes are members of the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Alliance Hawaii, for which Bishop Sykes also serves as Board President. A large part of the Liturgy of Ordination was conducted in Hawaiian as were many of the hymns sung by the large congregation of  the 'Ohana. Father Kaleo has been a teacher of Hawaiian spirituality and was for many years previous a minister in the United Church of Christ.