Very Rev. Christopher H. Smith, Rector

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Thank you for visiting the new Christ Cathedral website. If you’re visiting this site to learn more about Christ Cathedral campus, or how you can become a part of our parish community, you are in the right place.

The new Christ Cathedral website was developed to raise awareness of the many services and functions Christ Cathedral and its campus make available to parishioners and the public, everything from events to enjoy and celebrate to opportunities to help and serve others.

In addition to the website’s focus on Christ Cathedral, its many public amenities, and its future as the hub of Catholic worship in Orange County, the new site pays tribute to the cathedral’s extensive history, from its construction in 1980 when it was known as Crystal Cathedral, to its comprehensive renovation and dedication in 2019 as Christ Cathedral.

As a seventh-generation descendant of the early California rancho families, I am grateful to have had a part in preserving the long legacy of holiness that is Christ Cathedral. My roots run deep in the Southern California soil and I am so pleased as a Californian and Orange County native to have the privilege of carrying on the legacy of such a beautiful, sacred place.

We are happy you are visiting this site and hope you’ll learn more about the cathedral and what makes it so special. We also hope you will have the opportunity to visit the campus soon and explore the many services and opportunities Christ Cathedral and the campus have to offer.

Thank you for visiting.

Together in faith,

Very Rev. Christopher H. Smith, Rector