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132 couples renew marriage vows during Mass at Christ Cathedral
Orange County Register | 2/10/2020

The Most Rev. Timothy Freyer, auxiliary bishop of Orange, presided  over 132 married couples and their families Sunday, Feb. 9, to celebrate the Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass on Annual World Marriage Day at Christ Cathedral.

Christ Cathedral’s Connection to Archbishop Sheen and Mother Angelica
National Catholic Register | 7/28/2019

Long before the July 17 dedication of Christ Cathedral as the Catholic cathedral of the Diocese of Orange, California, the 10,000-paned glass building and 52-acre campus completed in 1980 had a unique Catholic connection: a large bronze life-size statue of Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

‘Jesus Vr –The Story Of Christ’ This 360-degree 4k film offers a virtual reality experience at the foot of the cross
OC Catholic | 11/14/2019

“Jesus VR – The Story of Christ” is coming to Christ Cathedral Campus beginning Nov. 1. This immersive film experience was executive produced by Enzo Sisti, a film veteran whose credits include “The English Patient” and Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.”

Iconic glass-paned church converted to Catholic cathedral
The Durango Herald | 8/17/2019

The cavernous house of worship is covered on the inside with quatrefoil window shades that send sunlight cascading across a stone altar, wooden pews and prominent steel crucifix

With Dedication Mass, Orange Diocese’s Christ Cathedral ‘Becomes Reality’
The Catholic Sun | 7/26/2019

Tim Strader believes Christ Cathedral of the Diocese of Orange “will become the most important Catholic cathedral in the United States, other than St. Patrick’s” in New York.

Christ Cathedral’s Transformation Is an Act of Providence
National Catholic Register | 7/25/2019

The July 17 dedication of the new Christ Cathedral for the Diocese of Orange looked backward and forward: backward to discerning the providence of God at work in the unusual conversion of a Protestant televangelist’s iconic church — the Crystal Cathedral — into a Catholic cathedral; and forward to a renewed sense of mission for the diocese organized around the new cathedral.

Crystal Cathedral, the original evangelical megachurch, has a conversion to Catholicism
The San Diego Union-Tribune | 7/24/2019

On Wednesday, the former Crystal Cathedral, a Southern California landmark that has long stood at the intersection of kitsch and postmodernism just three miles from Disneyland, was officially rededicated by the most unlikely of saviors: the Catholic Church.

Christ Cathedral hosts Solemn Evening of Prayer in Thanksgiving, a day after its dedication
OC Register | 7/19/2019

Voices of the Christ Cathedral Choir resonated as Bishop Kevin Vann lead dozens of clergy in a procession into the cathedral to begin the Solemn Evening of Prayer in Thanksgiving, Thursday, July 18, a day after the cathedral’s official dedication.

Christ Cathedral Campus
OC Catholic | 7/19/2019

The 34-acre campus of Christ Cathedral includes seven iconic structures and an ecumenical cemetery

Christ Cathedral: The Renovation
OC Catholic | 7/19/2019

From the 11,000 panes of glass to the monumental scaffolding to the crux gemmata, the years-long renovation is now complete

Christ Cathedral Dedication Week
OC Catholic | 7/19/2019

More than 2,000 people attended the Christ Cathedral Solemn Mass of Dedication on Wednesday July 17, 2019

Philip Johnson’s Crystal Cathedral Gets a Makeover
Architectural Digest | 7/18/2019

The 1980 postmodern religious landmark—originally designed alongside John Burgee—has received a top-down transformation by California firm Johnson Fain


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