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Address: 12141 Lewis St, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4699
Phone Number: 714 971 4000
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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 for Catholics on holiday

Attended Sunday mass in the arboretum whilst the main church undergoing renovation. Impressive building & beautiful location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Attended Sunday mass in the arboretum whilst the main church undergoing renovation. Impressive building & beautiful location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is my first visit, but I was amazed by the sizable campus and the beautiful landscape. I went there in the evening. From far away, I saw the sun lights bathed the building in pinkish with a sense of glory. It was late when I finally reached the campus. Pryer Spire is an interesting building, but I am not... More 

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New Windsor, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To beautiful to miss if in the Anaheim area. The cathedral is under renovation, but the grounds, and the Chapel are definitely worth going to. Masses in English, Vietnamese, Spanish.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had one visit in 2007 and truly enjoyed it. We set in on a service and it was really moving. You could feel God's presence all around you. A must see or visit if you are near to Garden Grove Cali.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So proud to be a Catholic! This place will be absolutely gorgeous once the renovations are complete. We attend Mass here while staying at the Hyatt!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

I could have stayed all day. Amazing place it is so special. My kids even loved it a must see. I could go back and read the floor all day.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Although the cathedral itself was under renovation when we visited, a very nice lady gave us a tour of the exhibits of what the finished cathedral would look like. The tour made our visit much more fulfilling and provided us with more understanding of how the cathedral was started and where it will be going in the future. The general... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

This place is not far from Hampton Inn where we stayed. I was expecting a real crystal church but it wasn't. The tower was made of steel and inside has a small place to pray, made of different shades of marbles. The big church is under construction n was empty so we didn't go in. There's a cemetery and different... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Our family always enjoys being able to attend mass at a local church in whatever city, town, country we're visiting! And this was no different; I hadn't realized that the Crystal Cathedral was bought by the local Archdiocese ... what a beautiful, serene and peaceful property! Its too bad that the main cathedral was still under renovation, will save this... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This is truly a sight to see if you are near Anaheim, Ca. Very close to Disneyland. Even though the sanctuary is gutted, it is being worked on by the Catholic Diocese who bought the property. The grounds are very beautiful and inspiring.

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