The Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels offers Angelenos a convenient location to worship downtown. The cathedral serves the Archdiocese of more than 4 million Catholics in Southern California and is the head of the nearly 300 churches in its parish. The cathedral is the location for the Archbishop's major celebrations throughout the year. The cathedral is only seven years old, but has been the destination of many Catholics with a desire to celebrate mass. The Crypt Mausoleum of the cathedral is in the lower level beneath the church. Both stairways and elevators lead visitors down to the mausoleum. Visitors come to the mausoleum to see the etchings of guardian angels carved by Judson Studios. The Spanish limestone and stained glass windows of the mausoleum create a feeling of peace and enhance the soft glow of candles and light. These baroque style stained glass pieces of art are from St. Vibiana's Cathedral and have been restored by Judson. There are 16 large windows and nine lunettes, all of which were originally created during the 1920's in Germany. The cathedral offers weekly mass, mass on High Holy Days, and services for each of the Sacraments. Whether you are searching for a church that will be a part of your weekly life or you have a passion for religious art, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels provides visitors with a feeling of peace.
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