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Kamehameha Schools has created a series of Hawaiian-focused devotionals for the season of Lent to honor the deep Christian faith of KS founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Sing along with our Good Friday devotional hymn, “ʻEkolu Mea Nui” (There are Three Important Virtues) as performed by KS Cultural Specialist Hauʻoli Akaka and his sons Halehaku Seabury and ʻElia Akaka. To view the Good Friday devotional and the hymn lyrics go to http://www.ksbe.edu/assets/imua/Lent_Devotional_8.pdf.

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April 2, 2015

Contributed by Nadine Lagaso

Kamehameha Schools has created a series of Hawaiian-focused devotionals for the season of Lent to honor the deep Christian faith of KS founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

The first Lent devotional was posted on Ash Wednesday, February 18. This special Good Friday devotional features the manaʻo of KS ‘Ike Hawaiʻi Cultural Development Director Keʻala Kwan.

This devotional includes the hīmeni (hymn) “ʻEkolu Mea Nui” (There are Three Important Virtues). Sing along with KS Cultural Specialist Hauʻoli Akaka and his sons Halehaku Seabury and ʻElia Akaka in the video below.

Although the devotionals were designed with students in mind, they can also be used by families or individuals to celebrate the coming of Easter.

Each Lent devotional includes:

  • A scripture reading in ʻolelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language) and English
  • Some manaʻo (thoughts)
  • Questions to ponder
  • A pule (prayer)
  • A lesson, pule and activity especially for keiki
  • A hīmeni (hymn)

KS Maui Kahu Kalani Wong, KS Kapālama Kahu Kordell Kekoa and KS Cultural Specialist Hauʻoli Akaka teamed up to develop the devotional series and asked KS faculty and staff members to share their manaʻo (thoughts) of what lent means to them.

It is their hope that the devotionals provide the KS ‘ohana with strength and encouragement during this blessed season. The remaining devotionals will be posted every Friday until Easter, April 5.

KS Lent Devotionals

WHAT: Hawaiian-focused devotionals created for use by KS students, families and others during the season of Lent. WHO: Developed by KS Maui Kahu (chaplain) Kalani Wong, KS Kapālama Kahu Kordell Kekoa; and Cultural Specialist Hauʻoli Akaka of KS’ Ho‘okahua Hawaiian Cultural Vibrancy Group. WHY: To honor the deep Christian faith of KS founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. THE DEVOTIONAL SERIES: CLICK HERE to view all of the Lent devotionals and the Good Friday devotional, which include the manaʻo of: Kalani Wong, KSM Chaplain Shontell Calina, KSH Christian Education Instructor Dr. Rod Chamberlain, VP of Campus Education Pua Fernandez, Admissions Director Kordell Kekoa, KSK Chaplain Gaymond Apaka, KSH Religious Education Instructor Ekela Kaniʻaupio-Crozier, KS Maui Cultural Protocol Facilitator Keʻala Kwan, ‘Ike Hawaiʻi Cultural Development Director The last devotional will be posted to the KS I Mua Newsroom on Easter Sunday.


The season of Lent is a time for reflecting on the gift that God gave us in his son Jesus Christ. Kamehameha Schools has created a series of Hawaiian-focused devotionals for the season of Lent. Although the devotionals were designed with students in mind, they can also be used by families or individuals to celebrate the coming of Easter.


Lent is a time for reflecting on the gift that God gave us in his son Jesus Christ. KS has created a series of Hawaiian-focused devotionals for the season of Lent. Although the devotionals were designed with students in mind, they can also be used by families or individuals to celebrate the coming of Easter.



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