MOSAIC MASTERY

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Our Lady of Guadalupe has played an important role in Catholic history and the Catholic faith since 1531, the year she appeared to Juan Diego, a poor Indian from Tepeyac, located near what today is Mexico City. Since then, a number of extraordinary miracles have been attributed to the first disciple. Our Lady of Guadalupe has also had a significant … Read More

CHRIST CATHEDRAL CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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Construction crews recently put in place two centerpieces of Christ Cathedral – the Crux Gemmata and stone altar. Crafted in Omaha, Nebraska from blackened steel and transported to Orange County in four separate pieces, the Crux Gemmata weighs 1,000 pounds, rises 18 feet above the cathedral’s altar and hangs from the baldachin. The Crux Gemmata is a cross typical of … Read More

Fall 2018 Progress Report

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PHOTO: COURTESY OF CHRIST CATHEDRAL Christ Cathedral is glowing.  The historic structure, set to become the spiritual home of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, is illuminated each night by nearly 1,000 LED lights that shine through more than 11,000 quatrefoil panels.  “The Cathedral looks like a box of stars,” said Tony Jennison, vice president of philanthropy for the Orange … Read More

2018 Thanksgiving

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PHOTO: COURTESY OF CHRIST CATHEDRAL Christ Cathedral is glowing.  The historic structure, set to become the spiritual home of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, is illuminated each night by nearly 1,000 LED lights that shine through more than 11,000 quatrefoil panels.  “The Cathedral looks like a box of stars,” said Tony Jennison, vice president of philanthropy for the Orange … Read More

SACRED ART COMMISSIONED

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The Old Testament begins with the creation of the world. The New Testament begins with the coming of Jesus, the first seeds of Christianity. Faith is rooted in creation. As such, humankind has honored the Creator, while at the same time acting as His creative conduit through all manner of expression. This includes visual art. The oldest Christian paintings date … Read More

Construction Update Quatrefoil

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PHOTO: COURTESY OF CHRIST CATHEDRAL Christ Cathedral is glowing.  The historic structure, set to become the spiritual home of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, is illuminated each night by nearly 1,000 LED lights that shine through more than 11,000 quatrefoil panels.  “The Cathedral looks like a box of stars,” said Tony Jennison, vice president of philanthropy for the Orange … Read More

Let There Be Light

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Light into darkness, and darkness into light, were the perfect themes for the “First Lighting & Blessing of the Quatrefoils,” a key milestone in the $77 million renovation of the former Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove that began June 1, 2017.  Christ Cathedral, purchased by the diocese in 2012 for $57.5 million, twinkled at dusk like the Milky Way when … Read More

ROOM TO GROW

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Since it opened in 1991, the Memorial Gardens cemetery at the former Crystal Cathedral, now Christ Cathedral, has been a restful enclave where relatives of the dead could pray, reflect or grieve. Set below grade, in the shadow of the iconic glass cathedral and prayer tower, the 3-acre plot of green with a mausoleum and niches, flanked by fountains, has … Read More