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Aloha Authentic – The First Christian Church on Oahu

Aloha Authentic – The First Christian Church on Oahu

HONOLULU (KHON2) – We all use our island roadways, but when was the last time you paid attention to their given names?

Did you know that if you did you could learn more about Hawaii and our history?

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Our weekly “Aloha Authentic” segment highlights different streets across the islands so we can dig into those names and learn something new in return.

This week, we turn our attention to the “church of stone.”

in beautiful,One Honolulu, which is located in ship Kona Ka, on Oahu, has a road named after the land block, but also an important church.

We are talking about Kawaiahao St.

name Education One comes from a Hawaiian princess who used to bathe in the water of a spring.

Spring lived in a small piece of land, which in Hawaii was called ,eitherWhich is located in the area of โ€‹โ€‹Honolulu.

name Business,hey Christianity then became an influence within the establishment of Hawaii.

In 1820 the first Protestant missionaries reached the shores of Hawaii.

Within the first year of his mission, he established 3 churches in the islands, first on the island of Hawaii, then on Oahu and finally on the island of Kauai.

The Church on Oahu Was Built Within Slabs of Coral ,either and near spring Business,heyleading him to take it as his name.

From Honolulu to Waianae, Hawaiian men dove free along the island’s coastline to harvest more than 14,000 slabs of coral weighing about 1,000 pounds each.

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The church, nicknamed the “Stone Church” despite being built of coral, was dedicated in July 1842, dubbed the “Mother Church of Hawaii” as well as the “Westminster Abbey of the Pacific”.

did you know now you do!

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