"Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels ~ Interiors" Top 5 Page for this destination Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Tip by Yaqui

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      Left, life-size, bronze crucifix.
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Inside the Cathedral is huge, but simple. Directly from the web site and I could never say it any better: "There are two underlying theological truths essential to understanding the design of the Cathedral Church. The first is the LIGHT of God revealed in salvation history, especially in and through Jesus Christ. The second is the sense of JOURNEY which describes our evolving relationship with God. We are on the journey, alone and together as the People of God, on pilgrimage, towards redemption in our lives. Therefore, as we walk away from the darkness of evil, we move towards the saving Light of Christ and the fullness of the Kingdom of God in Heaven."(http://www.olacathedral.org) It was these two things that inspired architect Professor José Rafael Moneo that he based his design on these principals. I think he did an excellent job.

If you look towards the front where the beautiful pipe organ, some of the orginal pipe organ from Saint Vibiana was incorporated into the new one. Along the walls you will notice some huge tapestry. These represent the "Communion of Saints" by John Nava of twenty-five fresco-like tapestries depict 135 saints and blesseds from around the world, including holy men and women of North America canonized by the Church along with those who believe in their faith.

In the foreground is the life-size, bronze crucifix for the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels was designed by sculptor Simon Toparovsky.

Address: 555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles Ca 90012
Directions: Temple Street, between Grand and Hill
Phone: 213-680-5200
Website: http://www.olacathedral.org

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