720 N. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
808.845.2112
 
St. Elizabeth's is blessed with beautiful stained glass and artwork. (Click any photo to enlarge it)
 
 
St. Elizabeth with Jesus and St. John
Tiffany Stained Glass Window
 
In 1904, the children of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Procter gave the Tiffany glass window to St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in memory of their mother, Mrs. Charlotte Elizabeth Procter. The window was originally designed for the original St. Elizabeth's building which stood adjacent to the current church building on the same property.
 
The stained glass window stood above the altar of the original church. This pre-eminent position was retained when the stained glass windows were removed and installed in the present church.
 
Dated ca. 1903-1904, it is composed of multiple colored glass panels set in a Romanesque arch. St. Elizabeth is standing behind Jesus and St. John. Jesus is standing on the left, holding a dove while St. John is seated on the right, holding a staff. The large center panel is flanked by four small rosette panels and two longer panels with rosettes. 
 
 

House of Prayer Window
 
The House of Prayer Window is placed in the entry gallery of St. Elizabeth's and was given by Stella Ho Lau in memory of her husband, Yuen Lin Lau, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ho Kee Seu.
 
The symbols of six major religions are depicted, including Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, and Judaism, woven through the Cross of Christ.
 
The project of installing stained glass windows in the clerestory, chapel and nave of the church was initiated by Richard C. Ching, the Junior Warden in 1976-1977. The symbolic designs represent the vocations of some of the prophets and the apostles.
St. Bartholomew
The open book represents his preaching the Good News, and the knife depicts his death by being literally skinned alive with a flaying knife.
 
Given by Chew and Ruth Lau Wong, Kim Loon and Evelyn Lau Ching, Oswald J. B. and Jasmine Notley Lau in honor of Mrs. Mary Kong Lau. 
 
St. James the Less
His symbol is the fuller's bat. He met his marty'r death by being beaten for his faith.  Given by Bill Eng and family in memory of On Kee Eng.
St. Simon
 
The fish represents the Greek word IXOYE which stands for "Jesus Christ, God's Son, the Savior." The book is the Bible. 
 
St. Jude
 
The missionary boat with its sails filled out with the wind and flag flying represents Jude, a great missionary, who sailed throughout the Roman world preaching.
 
Given by Myron H. and Loren K. Wong, Jerilyn W. Pang, and Garen K. Wong in honor of Kam Chew and Violet Lau Wong.

St. Matthew
 
The treasure box represents his call to discipleship from being a hated tax collector.
 
St. James
 
The Pilgrim's staff and wallet represent James' many travels throughout the Mediterranean area.
 
Given by Akana nd Salome L. Chun, Helen C. and Percy Chung, Tai Yee and Beatrice L. Chun, Alice C. and Wesley Sakai, Thomas T. W. and Loretta A. Chun, Janet C. and Lawrence Okuna in memory of Sut and Ngun Lum Chun.
 

St. Thomas
 
A patron saint of builders, he is represented by the arrow, a spear and a carpenter's square.
 
St. Matthias
 
The Gospel Preacher. He is represented by the headman's axe and an open book. The axe is the symbol of his being beheaded.
 
Given by David Yuen and Lovey Kripp Ho and Myra Yee Len Ho in memory of Tai Yin and Chin See Ho, En Fo and Yuk Lan Chong Ho. 
 
St. Paul
The open Bible and Sword of the Spirit represent his preaching the gospel with boldness fired up by the Spirit.
 
St. Stephen
Deacon and Martyr. he was stoned to death for his belief that Jesus of Nazareth was Jesus the Christ. His symbol consists of stones and a garment.
 
Given by Ellen ching Au, Kim Tet and Florence Chang ching, james S. and Helen K. Ching, Kim Loon and Evelyn Lau Ching, Nelson H. and Abigail R. Ching, Fook Heong and Lily Lau Ching, Kim Fo and Shi Yau Ching, Donald S. and Mary jane Ching in memory of Sam Fat and Lyau Shee Ching, Herbert F. Ching, Elizabeth Kam Ching, Gladys Yap Ching, David C. Au and Verna Ching Lee.
 
St. Peter
The keys and inverted cross represent two of the major events of his life. He was also known as Simon Peter. The inverted cross is for his martyrdom. Before he died, he pleaded with his tormenters to crucify him upside down, because he was not worthy to die the same way Jesus had died.
 
St. John
The serpent in the chalice represents the testing that John withstood. he was commanded to drink a poison instead of wine. He rapyed and took the cup, but before he could drink it, God turned it into a serpent which fell to the floor.
 
Given by Richard T. F. and Charlotte C. Lum, Harold T. C. and Frances Ching, Kenneth T. K. and Patsy D. Ching, Norman T. F. and Lydia Ching, Dr. Koon Tuck and Gaelic C. Ma in honor of Richard C. and Lucy Fong Ching. 
 
St. Andrew
 
The two fish forming an "X" or cross represent Andrew as a fisherman, the fisher of men, and his crucifixion on a cross.
 
St. Philip
The T-shaped or Tau Cross and basket represent St. Philip. The cross was used when Philip evangelized Egypt. The basket reflects his presence at the feeding of the five thousand.
 
Given by the parishioners in honor of The Rev. Dr. Wai On and Esther Fo Shim. 
 
St. Elizabeth and the Infant John the Baptist
 
This icon was painted by Pauline ("Polly") Gifford, wife of former St. Elizabeth's rector, Dr. Gerald G. Gifford. Polly studied under Fr. Damian Higgins, a priest and monk of the Ukrainian Catholic Church.
 
In keeping with traditional iconographic techniques, only natural substances are used in preparing it, such as soil and egg white.
 
Iesu Kristo o Hawaii (Christ of Hawaii Nei)
 
The icon is prepared on poplar wood boards braced in the back with oak. The wood is soaked in skin glues, wrapped in fine linen and coated with ten layers of Gesso (crushed marble and skin glue). The icon itself is painted with all-natural based materials using the traditional egg yolk tempera method. Christ's halo and background are surfaced with 23K gold. The halo is embossed with a breadfruit pattern (representing the Tree of Life). It is embedded with seventeen Tahitian pearls representing all the islands and atolls that comprise Hawaii Nei. Christ is dressed as priest and physician  (healer). He holds a branch of ti leaves (sign of power against evil and sign of peace or truce). He wears a white kihei garment. His skin tone is POlynesian, while as is traditional in all iconography. His skin radiates light as Christ is the Light of the World. Standing in the water, it is reminiscent of the Pacific Ocean. the water represents traditional depictions of Christ in the icons of the Theophany where Christ stands in the River Jordan and is baptized by John the Forerunner by which all water is blessed. The surrounding landscape evokes the volcanic ridges of Hawaii Nei with the ohia lehua. The iiwa bird, from which the feathers of the royal capes of the ali'i of Hawaii were made, is also depicted in the landscape. The sun is enshrouded in clouds with rain falling, suggesting Christ as the fulfillment of prophesy as the Light of the World and the sky Fathers (wakea). Surrounding the icon is a border in a kapa (tapa) pattern.
 
The icon was painted by Fr. Damian Higgins and blessed on November 30, 2008 to the glory of God in thanksgiving for the life of Joscelind Zee, given by Colette Herrick, daughter of Joscelind and by Joscelind's loving family.