Thursday, July 11, 2019

CONFUSED IN RICHMOND HILL

The Orange County Bishop tweeted the following words and picture. The picture is of the main altar with a humongous monstrance on top of it at the former Crystal Cathedral but soon to be Christ Cathedral. Certainly it’s not a permanent feature and I thought there was a separate Blessed Sacrament Chapel? What do you make of this????

“Sacrament Tower” and Monstrance for Christ Cathedral: patterned after the Creen Tower!


5 comments:

JDJ said...

Renovation cost $77 million. That’s after the purchase price of over $100 million. That’s after a payout of $100 million in 2004 to victims of clergy sexual abuse. Wow, just wow...

Carol H. said...

I like the monstrance, it resembles the organ's pipes, but the marble on the altar is too busy. It looks like light reflections in a rocky stream. The uncomfortable looking seats in the back are the same color, which makes the altar feel out of focus. Maybe some upholstery can fix it?

Anonymous said...

Purchase price was $57.5 million, not $100 million.

JDJ said...

Mea culpa. Original purchase $57.5 million. Thank you Anon.
Add that to $77 million renovation cost = $134.5 million. That’s a lotta dough after paying out $100 million for clerical sex abuse settlements. Just sayin

qwikness said...

Not a fan of the monochromatic steel and marble. It's cold and mechanical.