Aloha! E komo mai!
St. Juvenaly Orthodox Mission is located in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i. Together with Holy Ascension Orthodox Mission near Hilo, it provides an Orthodox Christian witness and ministry on the Big Island.
Saint Juvenaly Orthodox Mission is a congregation within the Orthodox Church in America's Diocese of the West. Our mission community is comprised of folks from a wide variety of backgrounds and walks of life — some are cradle Orthodox, others have embraced Orthodox Christianity later in life, while still others are what could be termed "Inquirers." Since our mission community reflects many cultures and countries of origin, all Divine Services are in English, though some Greek, Russian and Hawaiian are used as well.
Whether you are on the Big Island for a visit, or you have put down roots here, or you were born and raised in Hawaii, we welcome you to join us for prayer, worship, classes and fellowship. We invite you to experience the beauty of Orthodox Christianity and the aloha spirit within our mission community.
St. Juvenaly, an Orthodox missionary to Alaska and protomartyr of America —
Eastern Orthodoxy came to Hawaii in the mid-to-late 1700s —