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The Cathedral of Christ the Light

2121 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94612-3780
+1 510-832-5057
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Absolutely gorgeous!

Beautifully-built, relatively new church. Gorgeous lighting. Side chapels for privacy and prayer... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Judi C
Seattle, Washington
An interesting look at a new look and feel of a place of worship and reflection.

I have visited this parish in the past, but it is not located near me so it is only at the... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
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Anchored by the world's newest Catholic cathedral - The Cathedral of Christ the Light - the entire Cathedral Center is a beautiful and welcoming gathering place to experience liturgy, arts and cultural events reflecting the diversity of Oakland and the Bay Area.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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2121 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94612-3780
+1 510-832-5057
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully-built, relatively new church. Gorgeous lighting. Side chapels for privacy and prayer. Must see!

Thank Judi C
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I have visited this parish in the past, but it is not located near me so it is only at the invitation of friends for various ceremonies. I am less focused on the criticisms of the appearance and architecture of this house of worship than...More

Thank Michael_7X7
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Yes it stuns you, but in my opinion, not in a good way. It's huge and takes up a major piece of prime real estate, extremely modern, just lots of glass. Does not fit with the surroundings. But has become a landmark.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 15 June 2017

While a bit odd looking on the outside, this unassuming gem is full of warmth and light inside which is inspirational, warm and welcoming. The heavy timber construction is unique and timeless and worth a visit for anyone who enjoys quality architectural spaces. Come for...More

Thank i4dtail
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We walked here from the Oakland museum and although we were not treated to any organ music - had the place to ourselves - we rested and admired the stunning architecture. The use of wood and light and soaring shape were, or rather are, really...More

Thank LandC46
Reviewed 11 March 2017

You don't have to be Catholic to appreciate the serenity and beauty of the Cathedral. Brilliant design abounds.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The fairly pedestrian exterior of the cathedral hides an interior that is stunning. The interior has the voluminous proportions expected in a cathedral, but it is beautifully illuminated everywhere by the translucent walls patterned by ilts internal wood structure. The light within the building has...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We popped in on Inauguration to say a prayer for the nation and Executive Branch. The building's interior are inspiring and beautiful. The light and airyness gave me a profound sense of hope. While the place was quiet, we could tell that sound travels very...More

Thank EuForia_01
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I am not a Catholic so did not attend mass here but if you are an admirer of architecture I would suggest you stop and look. At sunset the building catches the light beautifully.

Thank Julia A
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Peace, tranquility, spirit refreshing. Worship, meditative prayer rooms, with heavenly sounds from the wonder specticul of the massive organ pipes with angelic vocals from the choir, Words of spiritual encouragement delivered lovingly. Care with affection from your pew neighbor. Wonderful Light.

Thank Kathy H
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