Diocese of Orange:
Bishop Tim Freyer:
OC Catholic Radio guests Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen and project coordinator Elysabeth Nguyen discuss the Our Lady of La Vang Shrine Solemn Blessing Day scheduled this Saturday, July 17 at Christ Cathedral.
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.