Celebrations and Ceremonies
Reverend Maureen O’Shaughnessy is licensed to perform wedding ceremonies in the State of Hawaii.
Personalized, non-denominational ceremonies that reflect the values and wishes of the parties involved can be created to include personalized vows, symbolic rituals and traditions.
“Namaste is a Sanskrit word that beautifully expresses the sacred in marriage: It means: ‘I honor the place in you, where the entire universe resides. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us.'”
“I take you to be no other than yourself; loving what I know of you and trusting what I don’t yet know; with respect to your integrity and faith in your love for me, throughout our years together, and in all that life may bring us, accepting you as my wife/husband.”
A personalized ceremony to bless your space (home, office, boat etc.) can include cleansing, Oli (Hawaiian Chant) and sacred ritual.
“HE PULE NO KELA A ME KEIA LA
(A DAILY PRAYER)
E o’u mau kia’i mai ka po mai
(O my guardians, from remote antiquity)
E nana ia mai ka hale o kakou
(Watch over our home)
Mai luna a lalo
(From top to bottom)
Mai kahi kihi a kahi kihi
(From one corner to the other)
Mai ka hikina a ke komohana
(From east to west)
Mai ka uka a he kai
(From (the side facing) the upland to (the side facing) the sea)
Mai loko a waho
(From the inside to the outside)
Kia’i ‘ia, malama ‘ia
(Watch over and protect it)
E pale aku i na ho’opilikia ana i ko kakou nohona
(Ward off all that may trouble our life here)
‘Amama. Ua Noa
The prayer is freed.
HE PULE NO KELA A ME KEIA LA”
From Ancient Hawaiian Prayers
June Gutmanis, 1983
Email Reverend Maureen to inquire about availability and services desired