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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Catholic Bishop Larry Silva is now a Knight Companion in the
Royal Order of Kamehameha I.
63-year-old Bishop Silva, who was born here in Hawaii,
became an honorary member of the Order's first chapter. There are four
royal societies; The Royal Order of Kamehameha is one of them.
It was initially founded in 1865 as a society established in
defense of the Sovereignty of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Today it is described as a
fraternity in commemoration of our Ali'i -- especially those of the Kamehameha
dynasty to preserve, protect and perpetuate the ancient Native Hawaiian
There are approximately 1,000 members, all of whom are of
Native Hawaiian descent. Bishop Silva was nominated as an honorary member for
his sensitivity and appreciation of
Hawaiian culture and the diversity of Hawaii. He also
incorporates Olelo Hawaii or the Hawaiian language into his church
As an honorary member, Bishop Silva will receive an Ali'i
cape and should the Order or the Community ever need him, he could be called
upon to help. Other notable honorary members of the Royal Order of
Kamehameha include the late Senator Daniel Inouye and late former Honolulu
Mayor Frank Fasi.