Diocese Of Orange Renames Crystal Cathedral

The name Christ Cathedral was selected from 4,129 submissions received from around the world. Father Christopher H. Smith is named to the top post at the cathedral, which the diocese bought for $57.5 million.When Father Christopher H. Smith was a child, he'd peek through the eucalyptus trees in his grandparents' yard on Sunday mornings at the drive-in theater next door to watch a man give a sermon on the top of a tar-papered snack bar, the same place where he'd grab his popcorn on movie evenings.

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  • California diocese renames Crystal Cathedral
    Christ Cathedral will be the new name of Crystal Cathedral, the former Protestant church acquired by the Diocese of Orange for $57.5 million following a ruling by a bankruptcy court judge. The 3,000-seat church built under the pastorate of Protestant ...
    06/11/2012 - 10:08 pm | View Link
  • Diocese of Orange renames Crystal Cathedral
    SANTA ANA, Calif.—When Father Christopher H. Smith was a child, he’d peek through the eucalyptus trees in his grandparents’ yard on Sunday mornings at the drive-in theater next door to watch a man give a sermon on the top of a tar-papered snack bar ...
    06/9/2012 - 4:23 pm | View Link
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  • Crystal Cathedral
    The Crystal Cathedral is a church building in Garden Grove, Orange County, California, in the United States. The reflective glass building, designed by American ...
    08/19/2014 - 10:18 pm | View Website
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange is a particular church of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church whose territory comprises the whole of Orange County, California ...
    08/19/2014 - 5:10 pm | View Website
  • Cathedral Name
    The Name Our Cathedral submission site is now closed. Thanks to all for being a part of the process to re-name the new Catholic Cathedral of Orange County.
    08/19/2014 - 2:44 am | View Website
  • Catholic renovation of Crystal Cathedral to begin
    The former Crystal Cathedral will close to the public as it undergoes a transformation from a space built as a television studio as much as a sanctuary ...
    11/26/2013 - 8:42 pm | View Website
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    A Roman Catholic diocese's modernization efforts for the Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, Calif., include digging up inscribed granite stones purchased ...
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