“The oldest image of the Christian Church is the porta coeli, the gateway to heaven. A cathedral, such as the Christ Cathedral when completed, lifts the mind, heart and soul of believers – and perhaps even others – to the love of God and the hope that God has promised,” said the Very Rev. Christopher Smith, Rector and Episcopal Vicar of Christ Cathedral.
“The spiritual and temporal efforts to make the Christ Cathedral campus the true center of the Diocese of Orange are embodied within the design plan aimed at building a deeper unity of purpose and mission among Catholics within our local Church and a renewed commitment to permeating the world with the love of Christ.” – Very Rev. Christopher Smith, Rector and Episcopal Vicar, Christ Cathedral