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Thursday, August 31, 2006

O wai ke kumu?

Is the land sacred because of the heiau, or is the heiau sacred because of the land?

He's the Boss:

William Scott, left, chief operations officer for Hugo Boss, watched Elias Parker bless the Hugo Boss store in Waikiki during opening ceremonies last Thursday. Grace Anderson, general manager of the new store, and Boss execs Vince Kavanagh, Paul Buckter and Paul De Maio joined Scott in receiving Parker's lengthy Hawaiian blessing on the store, the company and its employees. CLICK FOR LARGE The Boss- Honolulu Star Bulletin article

Rev. Parker has made many pinpoints in his journey through life. He has traveled in and out of the Hawaiian island chains, Philippines, Japan and through out the United States. Through his journey he has seen many cultures and how each and every one would play a vital part in each life. Coming back to Hawaii he remembers a dedication and his protocol to one of many heiau in Hawaii, “Heiau O Lono”. There are two general priciples in the practice of a hawaiian protocol.

Firstly, anyone who practices a Hawaiian ceremonial protocol should know why and the understanding of their involvement in a particular ceremony and what they are expected to do.

And two, there is an order in how one proceeds, one may present a ho’okupu, an offering element, another may include the sound of the conch shell (pü kani), and be followed by an opening chant (oli wehe). A procession would follow, accompanied by oli, followed by the bearers of the ho’okupu in order by rank or status. These steps are consistent in old Hawaiian protocol.

Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Coach Blessing

Rev. Elias Parker, honoured the opportunity to bless the new Coach handbag store in Ala Moana, Honolulu Hawaii.

Since 1941, Coach has been committed to creating beautifully crafted products in leather of the finest quality. Coach offers handbags, luggage and eyewear.

Thursday, July 1, 2004

Promise made.... Promise kept...

In this picture Rev. Elias made a promise to Uncle Isidro, that should ever be a time for him to go home, he would like to go back to his home town in Batac, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Here in the picture Rev.Elias took a short stroll through Laoag barangay roads, and came along a calessa back to the hotel with the Reverend.

After breakfast the mornings are beautiful in the country of Laoag City. We came across a carabao in the fields and just had to take this picture.