Welcome to another episode of Orange County Catholic Radio, featuring host Rick Howick. On this week’s show, Rick welcomes two very special guests to the program, Fr. Bao Thai and Dr. Elysabeth Nguyen. Fr. Bao is the rector at Christ Cathedral parish; and, Elysabeth is the CEO of the recently formed Our Lady of La Vang Foundation.
The St. Callistus Chapel and Crypts, located in the cathedral undercroft, will be more intimate than the main sanctuary above, and contain new sacred artwork and burial spaces for bishops. With approximately 11,500 square feet, it will accommodate approximately 250 people and have an altar for Masses. The chapel and crypts are named after the former St. Callistus parish and school in Garden Grove, which closed in 2013.
The St. Callistus Chapel and Crypts’ architectural style is being described as modern Byzantine, with gold colors akin to what one sees in a European church. The architectural firm is Los Angeles-based Johnson Fain, with sacred art from Granda of Madrid, Spain.
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