D025 (Lili'uokalani, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Hawaiian Islands)

House of Bishops Message #39

The House of Bishops informs the House of Deputies that on Jul 8, 2022 it considered resolution D025 (Lili'uokalani, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Hawaiian Islands). The house acted to:

Refer to an Interim Body

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring,

That this 80th General Convention recognize Queen Lili’uokalani of Hawai’i, whose exemplary Christian life provides a model of a strong indigenous woman for the entire Episcopal Church by her nonviolent response to imperialism and oppression, and an unfailing commitment to justice and reconciliation, by adding her commemoration to the calendar of Lesser Feasts and Fasts (or such other calendar as may be adopted for the use of The Episcopal Church) on November 11th with the following​ Collect ​and​ Propers:


Almighty God, we praise your Name for Queen Lili‘uokalani, who, in the midst of great adversity remained steadfast in her commitment to peace, forgiveness and of service to you. Accept, we pray, our gratitude for her perseverance, her gift of song, and her love for her people. All this we ask in the name of your Son Jesus Christ, who lives, and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Isaiah 26:1-8

Psalm 57:7-11 (or the whole Psalm)

Colossians 3:12-15

Matthew 5:38-45


For the wonderful grace and virtue declared in all your saints, who have been the chosen vessels of your grace, and the lights of the world in their generations.