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Address: 12141 Lewis Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone Number: 714 971 4000
Description: Unique cathedral composed of 10,000 panes of glass forming a four-pointed...
Unique cathedral composed of 10,000 panes of glass forming a four-pointed star.
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Worth a visit to the grounds alone

In 1955, the Garden Grove Community Church was founded by Robert H. Schuller and his wife Arvella. In 1961, the congregation moved to a new sanctuary designed by architect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Tracy, California
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Tracy, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

In 1955, the Garden Grove Community Church was founded by Robert H. Schuller and his wife Arvella. In 1961, the congregation moved to a new sanctuary designed by architect Richard Neutra. In 1968, The Tower of Hope was completed, providing office and classroom space. Continued growth led to the need for a new facility. Schuller envisioned a unique facility with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Sooooo SAD! All the money spent on this structure that could and should go to help the homeless and poor! Put food in the belly's of crying babies! I just couldn't understand how soooo much money was WASTED just to build this instead of helping the POOR! A disgrace! Not worth seeing!

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Nampa, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We went just to see the building and were fortunate enough to have a very knowledgeable lady give us a tour. She told us of the Catholic Church`s plans for the Cathedral. The glass building will be remodeled to meet their church`s needs. There is a model and many pictures of what it will be when finished. The statuary in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The area was absolutly beautiful. Went here for a catholic mass service. The priest was funny and the music was good. If you are traveling there without a car beware. It took us about an hour to get a cab there to pick us up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My dad and I went to mass at the crystal cathedral and it was great. A beautiful choir, a humorous priest Fr Ben and great for seeing real people in California. Masses are held in the arboretum and it's massive! The statutes and sculptures are amazing. Well worth a visit for a lovely mass in a different country x

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Formally THE CRYSTAL CATHEDERAL. THE HOUR OF POWER, BY THE GREAT ROBERT H SCHULLER. and his son Robert Anthony Schuller who took over as lead pastor for about 5 years ( he was great) and then one day he walked into the church and found out he was fired. So horrible. It was due to his sisters and sister Shela... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Amazing place !... for all buddies who cannot afford to go to Disney ! Of course it is a huge spot, and a wonderful building/architectural monument that is not usual at all. As a religious man, I can't believe funds had been raised to build up such an expensive Cathedral made of "Gold&Diamond". #Show off time #betterbuildschools #nofoodworldwide

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I love the beauty of this church and the history of it is cool. I like seeing the the parking spaces with the old drive-in speakers! the co-worker I was with had never been here and was totally in awe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was there with my family and close friends for Sunday mass at 9:30am. It appears that the tower is still under renovation, so the mass was held in a smaller, ground-level chapel that currently has individual chairs instead of pews, and no kneelers. However, the sound system is superb and so is the choir. They wear choir robes like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

unless you are a member of this church you probably are interested in just seeing what it is about. take a walk around the property but do not expect to be amazed by the gardens as they are in less than pristine condition.

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