Past Vespers Events

Check out some of our past Vespers Events:

Partners In Time (Jazz Ethnic Fusion) with special guest Souren Baronian on clarinet: February 9, 2018.

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Our theme was “hospitality” and our readings came from:

“The Guest” by Wendell Berry

“Make Yourself a Door” by David Whyte in Riverflow: New and Selected Poems

“Upon Meeting a Stranger” by John O’Donahue in To Bless the Space Between Us; A Book of Blessings

“The Guest House” by Rumi

“The Table Will be Wide” by Jan Richardson on The Painted Prayerbook

Mel and the Kings and their mix of jazz, soul and R&B: Friday, January 12, 2018:

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Our theme was “freedom” and our readings came from:

“Love’s Exquisite Freedom” by Maya Angelou

“Love Does That” Meister Eckhart in Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

“I Guess You Won’t Mind” by Rumi  in Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

Quotes from David Whyte Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity and Wendell Berry The Long Legged House

“Blessing for Freedom” by John O’Donahue in To Bless the Space Between Us; A Book of Blessings

Classical duo Duane Padilla on violin and Beryl Yanagi-Fujita on Piano: December 8, 2017

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Our theme was “darkness” and our readings came from:

“Sweet Darkness” by David Whyte in The House of Belonging

“A Blessing for Traveling in the Dark” by Jan Richardson on The Painted Prayerbook

“A Box of Darkness” by Mary Oliver in Thirst

Quotes from Rebecca Solnit Hope in the Dark and Barbara Brown Taylor Learning to Walk in the Dark

“Evening Prayer” by J Philip Newell in Celtic Benediction: Morning and Night Prayers

Celtic Slack-key Music with Michael Tanenbaum: November 10, 2017

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Our theme was “courage” and our readings came from:

“Now Your Know the Worst” By Wendell Berry

“Some Sort of Prayer” by Brian Doyle in Book of Uncommon Prayer

“Courage Doesn’t Always Roar” by Mary Anne Rademacher

“Courage” by David Whyte in  Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words

“For Courage” By John O’Donahue in To Bless the Space Between Us; A Book of Blessings

Middle Eastern Music with Island Oasis:  Friday, October 13, 2017

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Our theme was “dance” and our readings came from:

“Where Does the Dance Begin, Where Does It End?” By Mary Oliver

“The Dancing Cry of the Soul” by Rumi

“I Won’t Take No for An Answer” by St. Catherine of Sienna in Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

“Evening Prayer” by J Phillip Newell in  Celtic Benediction: Morning and Night Prayers

Solo ukulele with local favorite Kimo Hussey: Friday, September 8, 2017

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Our theme was “smallness” and our reading came from:

“Mindful” from Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver

“I Am So Small” by Rumi

“Prayer in Celebration of Brief Things, for Example, Church Services” in Book of Uncommon Prayer by Brian Doyle

Selected quotes from Julian of Norwich, Mother Teresa, Jesus and Mark Twain

“Think Little” from A Continuous Harmony: Essays by Wendell Berry

“Blessing of Enough” from The Painted Prayerbook by Jan Richardson

Bluegrass with Saloon Pilots: Friday, August 11, 2017

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Our theme was “Creativity” and our sharings were taken from:

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Upstream: Selected Essays by Mary Oliver

“What Does a Poem Do?” from How the Light Gets In by Brian Doyle

“Every Riven Thing” from Every Riven Thing by Christian Wiman

“This is Your Assignment” created by Wendy MacNaughton and Courtney Martin

“Good Bones” by Maggie Smith

“How Did the Rose” by Hafiz in Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

Local stylings of Kawika Kahiapo: Friday, July 14, 2017

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Our theme was “Rest” and the sharings were taken from:

“A Summer Day” by Mary Oliver

“A Poem to Sing on the Beach in Summer” from Book of Uncommon Prayer by Brian Doyle

“Rest in Prayer” by Saint Catherine of Sienna in Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

Sabbath by Abraham Joshua Heschel

Prayer from Celtic Benediction: Morning and Night Prayer by J. Philip Newell

 

Ukulele Beatles Tribute: Friday, June 9, 2017

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Our theme was “Love” and our sharings were taken from:

Various Quotes from The Beatles

“It Acts Like Love” by Rabia in Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

“Prayer in Gratitude for the Right Song Arriving at the Right Time, for Example Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings or Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Rising’ or Chet Baker’s ‘She Was Too Good for Me'” in Book of Uncommon Prayer by Brian Doyle

“I Did Think” in Thirst: Poems by Mary Oliver

“The Hope of Loving” by Meister Eckhart in  Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

“Aimless Love” in Aimless Love by Billy Collins

“Heartbreak” in Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words by David Whyte

In Their Lives: Great Writers on the Great Beatles Songs by Andrew Blouner

“A Blessing for the Brokenhearted” by Jan Richardson

“Isn’t That Something?” by Rumi in  Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West Translated by Daniel Ladinsky

Partners in Time: Traditional Balkan Music, Friday, May 12, 2017

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Our theme was “Home” and the sharings were from:

All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou

“The House of Belonging” from The House of Belonging by David Whyte

Home by Marilynne Robinson

Psalm 5 as translated by Sylvia Purdie

Traveling Mercies by Anne Lammot

The Odyssey by Homer

“Blessing for  a New Home” from To Bless the Space Between Us; A Book of Blessings by John O’Donahue

 

Two Shades of Blue: A Special Holy Week Event, Friday, April 14, 2017.

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Our  sharings were taken from:

“A Blessing for the Brokenhearted” from A Cure for Sorrow by Jan Richardson

“Disappointment” in Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words by David Whyte

“Absence” from Aimless Love by Billy Collins

“For Grief ”  from To Bless the Space Between Us; A Book of Blessings by John O’Donahue

“Six Recognitions of the Lord” from Thirst by Mary Oliver

“Who are we on Easter?” by Barbara Pescan

“Rough Translations” by Jan Richardson

“Prayer” from Celtic Benediction: Morning and Night Prayers by J. Philip Newell

The Windward Choral Society: Friday, March 10, 2017.

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Mardi Gras with Mel & The Flip Side: Friday, February 10, 2017.

Local favorite, Puamana: Friday, January 13, 2017.

Celtic guitar by Michael Tanenbaum: Friday, December 10, 2016.

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A night of Hawaiian slack key and more with local favorite Harry Koizumi: Friday, November 11, 2016.

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Our kick-off event featuring Saloon Pilots: Friday, October 14, 2016.

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