Sunday, February 5, 2012

St. Peter's Catholic Church
"Little Blue Church"
Big Island of Hawaii, Kahaluu, Hawaii

"This tiny little church is located right on the ocean and surrounded by colorful floral bushes. There are only a dozen pews and a pulpit, but the setting is very serene. A beautiful etched glass window casts soft light over the entire church, especially during the sunset. The church was built in 1889 on the site of an ancient Hawaiian heiau. Today, many couples choose this quaint chapel for their wedding.
Sanctuary (Link 2.)

"The setting of this little church right on the beach is stunning. It's no coincidence that this was once the site of an ancient Hawaiian heiau, or temple of the ancient Hawaiian religion.  You can see the restored heiau next to the church, where the ancient Hawaiians worshiped the surfing gods. (Link 1.)

                                    Etched Glass Window Behind Altar  (Link 4.)

"If you sit in one of the pews, you can visually line up the horizon depicted in the stained glass image of the Sea of Galilee with the real Pacific horizon beyond the church (Note: The window is actually etched glass and is at the front of the church, behind the altar.) If you look at the right moment you can imagine the surfers to be among the apostles. " (Link 3.)

"This quaint little church is made of clapboard with a corrugated tin roof. The church is located right on the ocean and surrounded by lush green and flowered bushes and trees. There is no parking lot. Carefully pull off the road and walk to the chapel. The tall church spire stretches high over the tiny building. There is a beautiful etched glass window that sheds a delicate light throughout the tiny church." (Link 1.)

"Take Ali'i Drive south of Kailua-Kona. (On the Big Island of Hawaii.) The church is located on the ocean side of the road just north of Mile Marker #5." (Link 1.) It is next to Kahaluu Beach Park.

Photos: Taken of painting of exterior of church bought in 1984 in Hawaii by SW.
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God, be with the persecuted Christians through out the world. Amen

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