Henry Opukahaia celebrated in song

  • David Ross portrays Reverand Lyman Beecher delivering the eulogy at Opukahaia funeral on the 200th anniversary of his death Saturday at Mokuaikaua Church. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Stanford Cho portrays Kahuna Pahua at the Henry Opukahaia 200th Memorial Concert Saturday at Mokuaikaua Church. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Sisters Hope and ReJoyce Ndecheck sing at the Henry Opukahaia 200th Memorial Concert Saturday at Mokuaikaua Church.

  • Church Historian Yolanda Olson delivers opening remarks at the Henry Opukahaia 200th Memorial Concert Saturday at Mokuaikaua Church.

  • Danna McNeill, Stanford Cho and David Ross greet visitors in period costumes at the Henry Opukahaia 200th Memorial Concert Saturday at Mokuaikaua Church. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Sam Mahelona blows the pu while Kahu David deCarvalho looks on at the Henry Opukahaia 200th Memorial Concert Saturday at Mokuaikaua Church.

Henry Opukahaia, one of the first Hawaiians to convert to Christianity and inspire missionaries to come to the islands, was celebrated Saturday at Mokuaikaua Church with a memorial concert on the 200th anniversary of his death.

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