No ordinary visitor
Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East visits Christ Cathedral

The visitor to Christ Cathedral gazed in wonder at the interior of the church, the afternoon light filtering through the 10,000-plus quatrefoils above him.    “By the grace of God, we are all assembled here together,” he said in his native tongue, Syriac,

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2019-10-07T20:57:54-07:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |1 Comment

“We’ve had a lot of people asking about them”
What has become of 10 statues inherited from former Crystal Cathedral?

When visitors and congregants think of the Christ Cathedral campus, visions naturally turn toward the iconic structures: Philip Johnson’s glass-encased cathedral, the bell tower and architecturally significant Richard Neutra and Richard Meier campus buildings.  But when the Diocese of Orange moved

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2019-09-22T19:33:04-07:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: |3 Comments

How does Christ Cathedral compare to the world’s most famous churches?
One of the world’s largest centers of worship features modern architecture and modernistic sacred art

When Christ Cathedral was dedicated on July 17, it became the nation’s newest cathedral, albeit the only one that formerly housed America’s first megachurch.  After a $77-million transformation, Christ Cathedral – once known as the late Rev. Robert Schuller’s

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2019-09-18T13:28:30-07:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: |7 Comments

Thousands visit Christ Cathedral following its dedication
Was completely full for eight out of 10 Masses

Newly dedicated Christ Cathedral opened its doors in welcome to thousands of visitors in the weekend following its dedication, eliciting praise and prompting hundreds of photographs inside and outside the building.   “The opening weekend for Christ Cathedral was a

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2019-08-06T15:01:04-07:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |10 Comments

Pope Francis sends letter in support of Christ Cathedral dedication, happening today
After a seven-year, $77-million renovation process, the Cathedral has been converted into a Catholic space

Editor’s Note: The following message was sent to Bishop Kevin Vann on behalf of Pope Francis. It was sent by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, and delivered by Apostolic Nuncio to the United States Archbishop Christophe Pierre.

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2019-07-17T08:24:25-07:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: |16 Comments

New book chronicles story of Crystal Cathedral’s transformation into Christ Cathedral
"A Place for Christ Forever"

Just in time for the dedication of Christ Cathedral on July 17, a new book has been released chronicling the story of the former Crystal Cathedral and its transformation into Christ Cathedral.  Author James Day, who has written frequently

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2019-07-10T11:02:04-07:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Arts and Culture|Tags: |2 Comments

Christ Cathedral to be formally dedicated in ten days
Project of converting cathedral from a Protestant space to Catholic one will be Bishop Vann's legacy

Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange, California, likes to tell the story of once visiting Orange County while he was still serving in Fort Worth, Texas, with no idea of what the future might hold. Bishop Todd Brown of Orange,

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2019-07-07T21:16:10-07:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |8 Comments

Christ Cathedral gets altar and crucifix

The following comes from a Jan. 4 story on the website of Orange County Catholic. Construction crews recently put in place two centerpieces of Christ Cathedral – the Crux Gemmata and stone altar.  Crafted in Omaha, Nebraska from blackened steel

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2019-01-04T10:42:20-07:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |20 Comments