Online Service March 22, 10 a.m.: Bishop Matsumoto to speak at Hawaii Betsuin’s Spring Higan Service (watch it here!)

The Hongwanji State Ministers Association is partnering with the state headquarters and Hawaii Betsuin in presenting Sunday services online during the suspension of most temple activities due to the coronavirus outbreak.

First up is Hawaii Betsuin’s Spring Higan Service, which will be streamed live on YouTube and also available for on-demand viewing afterwards. The service time is Sunday, March 22 at 10 a.m. and the guest speaker is Bishop Eric Matsumoto. Watch it here!

Prefer to watch on YouTube? Here’s the link:

Service Format:

  1. Opening Remarks
  2. Vandana and Ti’sarana
  3. Sutra Chanting “Gassho to Amida”
  4. Unison Reading “Golden Chain of Love”
  5. Dharma Message by Bishop Matsumoto
  6. Gratefulness II
  7. Nembutsu
  8. Closing remarks and announcements

Please note that the temple hall will not be open for viewing the service in person. We appreciate your understanding. Please see Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s COVID-19 memos and the Hawaii Betsuin COVID-19 page for updates.

We hope you will be able to enjoy the service from home over the internet, either live or later when convenient for you. As the March 22 service will be our first livestream, you are encouraged to send any feedback to Mahalo!