Diocese of Orange:
Bishop Tim Freyer:
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.
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” 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.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 34-acre campus of Christ Cathedral includes seven iconic structures and an ecumenical cemetery
From the 11,000 panes of glass to the monumental scaffolding to the crux gemmata, the years-long renovation is now complete
More than 2,000 people attended the Christ Cathedral Solemn Mass of Dedication on Wednesday July 17, 2019
The 1980 postmodern religious landmark—originally designed alongside John Burgee—has received a top-down transformation by California firm Johnson Fain
Earth Day is Thursday, April 22. In 2019, the Bishops of California, released a pastoral statement – God Calls Us All to Care for Our Common Home – with a two-fold vision: to animate and energize the implementation of what we are called to do as we face the current environmental crises in the world and to offer a teaching tool that energizes our Catholic faith community and beyond to respond.
Resoluteness, resourcefulness, and creativity were on display at St. John the Baptist Catholic School as the 8th-grade students staged Living Stations of the Cross that were quite different from those of past years, but which still powerfully conveyed the story of our Lord’s journey down the Via Dolorosa.