st. callistus construction update
"In the Lord's hand there is abundance of all things, because He is the Lord of powers and the King of glory."
Pope Callixtus I, also called Callistus I, was the bishop of Rome (according to Sextus Julius Africanus) from c. 218 to his death c. 222 or 223. He lived during the reigns of the Roman emperors Elagabalus and Alexander Severus. Eusebius and the Liberian catalogue list his episcopate as having lasted five years (217–222).
STORY OF THE OLD ST. CALLISTUS PARISH
Staying Strong and Kind to Others Means Being Christian
The St. Callistus parish could be considered the foundation of the Christ Cathedral. Founded in 1961, the first mass for the St. Callistus parish was celebrated in a roller rink. The history of this parish ran deep and the significance of the start of the parish birthed the nickname “Holy Rollers” for the original worshipers of the parish.
God is with Us, God Loves Us. We Share in His Power.
Today the Christ Cathedral campus, among other enterprises, includes Christ Cathedral Academy, serving children in grades pre-K through 8th grade; the Diocese Pastoral Center, home to the Bishop of Orange; the Freed Performing Arts Theatre; world-class art and spiritual exhibits; Crean Tower and its 52-bell carillon; Cathedral Memorial Gardens, the final resting place for Rev. Robert and Arvella Schuller, restaurateur Marie Callender, and pianist Roger Williams; the Tower of Hope, home to the New Hope Ministries 24-hour telephone counseling service, and KCEO Radio, the Diocese’s station featuring content from Relevant Radio network and reaches as many as 6.8 million listeners.