The Crystal Cathedral, today more formally known as the Christ Cathedral, is the "galvanizing cultural icon and world famous landmark" and a highly popular stop for people of many different faiths. This 34-acre absolutely striking complex is perhaps most widely known for Reverend Robert Schuller and his Hour of Power, though the former Reformed Church of America declared bankruptcy in 2010 and the Crystal Cathedral was sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.
The Crystal Cathedral is being renovated to suit the Catholic ministry and will serve over 1.2 million Catholics in Orange County. The building itself is unique, historical, and overall a powerful symbol of unity and church for southern California. Once a historic icon, this "architectural ingenious" complex will soon be reopened as one of the main cathedrals of the Diocese, a beautiful place of worship for local Catholics.
Enjoy the learning experience and amazing architecture, emulating the sky and its surroundings by boasting a four-pointed star pattern, over 10,000 panes of glass, one of the world's largest musical instruments, and what was once considered the tallest tower in Orange County! Christ Cathedral, as the church will be renamed, is set to be reopened in 2017.