Interspersed between the stained glass windows of the ambulatory, are memorial tablets to deceased Bishops.
SEAT OF THE BISHOP
The Cathedral is also the official "seat" of the Bishop of the Diocese of Hawai'i. The slideshow includes the exquisitely crafted cover of the Bishop's seat cushion in needle point, Its design is of the Bishop's cross surrounded by yellow hibiscus. Also shown is the Dean of the Cathedral's seat cushion containing two fish. The actual seats are located in the sanctuary, in front of the ambulatory.
Curving behind the High Altar in the Ambulatory are stained glass windows. Just to the left of the side door is a single window dedicated by King Kalakaua and by Kapiolani, his Queen. It is succeeded by five sets of windows arranged in prophetic pairs, one side showing an Old Testament prophecy, the other its New Testatment fulfillment. These windows, most of which were designed and constructed in England by Clayton and Bell of London, are examples of the best in ninteenth century stained glass. Three sets are memorials to members of the Hawaiian royal family. The first pair is dedicated to Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop and Alona Edward Kealiiahonui Hulumealani, the son of Queen Kapiolani's sister, Princess Poomaikalani. The second pair were given by Princess Victoria Kawekiu Kaiulani in memory of her mother, Princess Miriam Likelike. The third, directly behind the altar, is dedicated to Queen Emma and her son, the little Prince of Hawai'i, Albert Edward Kauikeaouli.