Christ Cathedral - Garden Grove, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 33° 47.274 W 117° 53.880
11S E 416864 N 3739001
Quick Description: One of the largest churches in California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/1/2022 6:14:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM15VCJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
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Long Description:
Photos taken on 27 February 2022. The steeple is about 300 feet tall and features a modern design. Built in 1980, its exterior is made almost entirely out of glass. At the base is a shrine, which is open to the public.

Taken from Wikipedia, "Christ Cathedral, formerly and informally known as the Crystal Cathedral, is an American church building of the Diocese of Orange, located in Garden Grove, California. The reflective glass building, by the firm of Philip Johnson/John Burgee Architects, seats 2,248 people. The church was touted as "the largest glass building in the world" when it was completed in 1981. The building has one of the largest musical instruments in the world, the Hazel Wright Memorial Organ.

Until 2013, the building was the principal place of worship for Crystal Cathedral Ministries (now Shepherd's Grove), a congregation of the Reformed Church in America, founded in 1955 by Robert H. Schuller. Crystal Cathedral Ministries filed for bankruptcy in October 2010 and in February 2012 sold the building and its adjacent campus to the Diocese of Orange for use as the diocese's new cathedral. The building, especially the interior, was renovated by Johnson Fain to accommodate the Catholic liturgy.

Following the completion of construction, the building was consecrated and formally renamed "Christ Cathedral", the seat of the Diocese of Orange, on July 17, 2019."

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Garden Grove, CA, USA

Approximate Date of Construction: 1980

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