New cathedral opens on Lake Merritt
on September 25, 2008
By MELANIE MASON and BAGASSI KOURA
SEPT. 25 — After three years and $190 million spent, the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland’s newest house of worship, was officially dedicated today in the presence of Cardinals, Bishops and over 1,500 East Bay residents. The dedication ceremony of a new cathedral — in which the cathedral is formally consecrated — is a relatively rare liturgical service; the Cathedral of Christ the Light is one of only three cathedrals in the United States to be dedicated since 1990. “It almost never happens,” said Mike Brown, communications director for the cathedral. “This was a very meaningful moment for the diocese.”
Read for yourself: Bishop Allen Vigneron’s dedication homily
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