Cathedral of Christ the Light Oakland, California 2005-2008
Dedicated in 2008, the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California is a magnificent example of ultra-modern, environmentally-friendly religious architecture.
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- Cathedral of Christ the LightChrist the Light Cathedral
- 37.810547° N, 122.263112° W
- 2121 Harrison Street94612
- (510) 271-1928
Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 19, 2011
Made of concrete, glass and wood, the Cathedral of Christ the Light stands overlooks the water in Oakland's East Bay. Instead of the traditional cross-shape of most cathedrals, it has a unique circular design with the altar placed at the center. Reflecting the cathedral's name, light is the main focus of the interior. An oculus window allows a view of the sky and sunlight to shine directly on the altar. The architect describes his creation this way: "As its name suggests, the Cathedral draws on the tradition of light as a sacred phenomenon. continue reading →
- Official Website of the Cathedral of Christ the Light. Web. Official website.