Signaling the end of an era, congregants filled the seats of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California for the last time before the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange takes over the property and changes its name to the Christ Cathedral.
The Crystal Cathedral sold the campus in 2011 because of financial difficulties. NBC Los Angeles said that the president and CEO of Crystal Cathedral Ministries, John Charles, commented that the building will not lose its iconic status. “We’ll always be recognized as the Crystal Cathedral. It may become the Christ Cathedral, but around the world, it will always be the Crystal Cathedral.”
Watch this video from NBC.