Skip to comments.(Catholic Orange County) Diocese closes purchase of Crystal Cathedral
Posted on 02/05/2012 7:32:21 PM PST by WilliamIII
The Diocese of Orange has closed on its purchase of the shimmering Crystal Cathedral and surrounding 31-acre grounds, putting the iconic building seen as a testament to televangelism in Catholic hands.
The diocese said Friday that escrow proceedings had closed on its $57.5 million purchase of the property, which will become the site of a long-sought cathedral for Orange County's nearly 1.3 million Catholics.
The sale of the sprawling property in Garden Grove was critical for the financially ailing Crystal Cathedral to help pay creditors and emerge from federal bankruptcy protection.
"Our goal is to preserve an already cherished religious landmark and to enhance its worship use for Orange County Catholics and all people of faith who may be inspired by this wonderful, now Catholic, cathedral," Bishop Tod. D. Brown said in a statement.
The sale of the building designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson could mark an end to the storied televangelist ministry broadcast that came crashing down in hard times.
The building's glass-paned walls that let worshippers see the sky is the backdrop for the church's "Hour of Power" televangelist program, which is the source of 70 percent of the church's revenue.
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I hope the Crystal Cathedral pays the vendors they stiffed in the past few years.
I have always been curious about the building’s name—why is it called a cathedral when Schuller’s denomination has no bishops? Kind of like Crispy Cream doughnuts—they’re not crispy and contain no cream.
Now it will become a real cathedral.
Christians don't need to be Catholic to be Christians.
Shame to see it change hands.
But much better than allowing the property to belong to some Muzzies; removing the pews; and re-orienting the space for prayer rugs to face Mecca, so that our current “president” would have a “pulpit” after 2012. Guest speaker: J. Wright!
The diocese said Friday that escrow proceedings had closed on its $57.5 million purchase of the property, which will become the site of a long-sought cathedral for Orange County’s nearly 1.3 million Catholics.
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. Orange is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, from whose territory it was erected in 1976. It is led by the prelature of the Bishop of Orange, whose seat is at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in the City of Orange.
The diocesan patroness is Our Lady of Guadalupe.
On November 17, 2011, a U.S. bankruptcy court judge in Santa Ana approved the sale of the Crystal Cathedral facility in Garden Grove to the Diocese of Orange. The diocese plans to lease the building, which has served as the headquarters and main worship space for the Protestant Crystal Cathedral Ministries since 1981, to Crystal Cathedral Ministries for 3 years. After that time, Crystal Cathedral Ministries will relocate to a nearby facility in Garden Grove that currently houses a Catholic church and school; the diocese will then convert the Crystal Cathedral building into the diocesan cathedral.
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perhaps, but Fiji was correct that it was not a real cathedral as a cathedral (cathedra) is the seat of a bishop which the CC never was — do note also that other churches like St. Peter’s in Rome is not a cathedral but a basilica as the Cathedra of the bishop of Rome is St. John of Lateran.
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