Remember the Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, California?
In 2010, Crystal Cathedral Ministries filed for bankruptcy. Now, the building is in the possession of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange — they paid $57,500,000 for the place.
The Diocese doesn’t know what to name their new acquisition, though… and they’re asking for help.
Before the building may be used as a Catholic cathedral several design and other changes must be made. In addition, the Bishop will re-name the site. You can be a part of that process by submitting your suggestion for the cathedral’s new name. The deadline for suggestions is February 20, 2012.
Following a review of all suggestions, Bishop Brown will determine the cathedral’s name and announce it at the appropriate time.
Bishop Brown has asked that any suggested name have a “Christological” relevance, that is, the name must refer to the nature and person of Christ or to his activities as illustrated by the gospels.
Reader Michael suggested a couple:
- Our Lady of Perpetual Phallic Symbols
- Holy Mother of God We Paid What? Cathedral
The problem is that those aren’t very “Christological”… if you have better suggestions, let them know!
And let us know in the comments, too 🙂