"Mokuaikaua Church is the site..." Sacred Sites Tip by KiNyA

Sacred Sites, Kailua-Kona: 5 reviews and 5 photos


Mokuaikaua Church is the site of the first Christian church in Hawaii established in 1820. The present structure of lava rock and mortar made from coral, was dedicated in 1837. The serene interior is constructed with the handsome native Hawaiian woods ohia and koa. Inside a church is a model of Thaddeus, the ship that brought the first missionaries to Hawaii.
On the picture there is a triumphal arch to the church.

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  • Written Oct 4, 2002
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