CEC Chaplain Celebrated Mass in the oldest chapel on the Island of Oahu,HI


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Chaplain (LTC) John C. Molina held a Christmas Mass in the oldest chapel in the Island of Oahu,HI (and of all the military intallations on the Islands). The chapel was donated by the Queen to the Army and is a historic landmark.

Chaplian Molina said, “It needs a lot of work and hopefully the Army will get to it this year. I also live in a historic house which was built in 1917 and is only a couple of blocks away from the chapel. The type of house I live in appears in the movie ‘From Here to Eternity’ with Burt Lancaster. Much of the film took place at Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield where I reside…lots of history around.”

Father Molina took the service over a few months ago and found a small liturgical service composed of mostly Lutherans and Episcopelians. “The Army is very thin when it comes to chaplains with a liturgical background other than Roman Catholic. In the Army, I am not responsible for a chapel and pastoring this congregations is ‘extra’ work which I gladly do.”

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