What We Believe

"God was manifested in the flesh..." 1 Timothy 3:16

What is the Orthodox Church?

Our Mission

The mission of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church is love God, love people, and make disciples. We carry on the tradition of Orthodoxy in Hawaii that began in the 1800s, share our beliefs with as many people as possible, help people advance in their spiritual growth, and instill in our youth the joyous love of Orthodoxy.

Our Vision

The vision of Holy Ascension Orthodox Church is establish a thriving Orthodox Christian community of authentic believers and to witness an island transformed by the life changing reality of the gospel, as people come to know Jesus Christ, and share the Orthodox Christian faith with the world. 

Symbol of Faith


We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible;


And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-Begotten, begotten of the Father before all worlds, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father; by Whom all things were made;


Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; Whose Kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, Who spoke by the prophets.

The Church

And we believe in One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. We acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins.


We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.