Sign Up for Our Newsletter!

Sign-Up to receive updated stories from OC Catholic.

EPISODE#51
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: LENTEN MISSION CHRIST CATHEDRAL PARISH (LAST OF A 3-PART SERIES)

Fr. Christopher Smith is the Rector and Episcopal Vicar of Christ Cathedral. Last year, he shared a 3-part parish mission at one of our parishes in the Diocese of Orange.

This podcast is the third of a 3-part series.

Be sure to share this with someone. They’ll be glad you did!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on radio in April of 2020

EPISODE#50
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: LENTEN MISSION CHRIST CATHEDRAL PARISH (SECOND OF A 3-PART SERIES)

Fr. Christopher Smith is the Rector and Episcopal Vicar of Christ Cathedral; and, he hosts the weekly Cathedral Square radio show. If you have ever been fortunate to hear one of his homilies at mass, you know that he is truly a gifted speaker. Last year, he shared a 3-part parish mission at one of our beautiful parishes in the Diocese of Orange.

This podcast is the second of a 3-part series.

Be sure to share this with someone. You will both benefit tremendously!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on radio in April of 2020

EPISODE #8
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: THE MUSIC OF CANDLEMAS – THE END OF CHRISTMAS

Episode No. 8: The Music of Candlemas – the End of Christmas       

Remembering the old tradition of keeping our Christmas decorations up until “Candlemas”, this last episode of the Christmas season explores the music inspired by the texts and themes of the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, AKA

“Candlemas”. The luminous theme evoked by the sacred scriptures of this sacred feast have been inspiring composers and poets alike for centuries. Hear some of the choral classics including settings of the Canticle of Simeon (Nunc

Dimittis), Lux Aurumque (“Light and Gold”), and even movements from Handel’s Messiah, with some special recordings from the Boris Ord days of King’s College Cambridge, and the incredible Emma Kirkby singing the fieriest movement

from Handel’s Messiah. Experience the organ sparkle with brilliant performances of some of her own radiant music by Diane Bish herself, and an equally brilliant setting of “This little light of mine” by living composer Calvin Taylor played by

Raymond Nagem, Cathedral Organist at St. John the Divine, NYC.

EPISODE#47
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: FR CHRISTOPHER SMITH IS HONORED BY CONCERN AMERICA

The Very Rev. Christopher Smith, rector and episcopal vicar to Christ Cathedral, was recently honored by Concern America for his 30 years of service to the organization.

As you know, he is also the host of the Cathedral Square radio show and podcast.

On today’s special episode, we present to you a very special presentation featuring John Straw (the Executive Director) and several others honoring Fr. Christopher.

You’ll also enjoy some musical musings and – perhaps a few surprises as well!

Be sure to share this podcast.

 

 

Originally broadcast on 1/2/21

EPISODE #6
SOUNDS FROM THE SANCTUARY: CHRISTMAS FAVORITES 2020

Episode No. 6 Christmas favorites 2020                

As we celebrate Christmas during this time of the Covid Pandemic, David Ball and Guest Daniel Ficarri guide us through some of their favorite Christmas Carols and Choral works – familiar music of the season

during these strange times. While most live Christmas music is on hold following safety guidelines, we can at least listen to cherished arrangements and performances of Carols usually sung all over the world,

including so many classics from David Willcocks, John Rutter, and even Mr. Candlelight himself, Dr. John Romeri. Also during this year that Pope Francis has declared a Year of St. Joseph, discover The Cherry

Tree Carol, one of the only carols to tell a story featuring Joseph.

A safe and Merry Christmas to all!

EPISODE#46
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: A VISIT WITH BISHOP THANH THAI NGUYEN

Welcome to another episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

Get ready for another healthy dose of inspiration on today’s podcast, as we welcome Bishop Thanh Thai Nguyen to the studio. The newest Auxiliary Bishop appointed to the Diocese of Orange, Bishop Nguyen shares the harrowing story of his escape from Vietnam and his eventual road to the priesthood.

Thank you, Bishop Nguyen, for giving us hope in this time of pandemic.

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/19/20

EPISODE#45
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: A VISIT WITH THE VICAR-GENERAL – MSGR. STEPHEN DOKTORCZYK

Welcome to another episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

On this week’s program, we enjoy a visit with Msgr. Stephen Doktorczyk, the Vicar-General for the Diocese of Orange. He also serves as the Moderator of the Curia.

He wears several hats in his role; and, he has a truly fascinating background.

Tune in and find out all about it!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 12/12/20

EPISODE#44
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: THE SAMOAN COMMUNITY AT CHRIST CATHEDRAL

Welcome to another episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

On this episode, Fr. Christopher welcomes a two wonderful parishioners of Christ Cathedral. They are brother and sister; and, happen to be part of a thriving Samoan community at the parish. Their names are Kelemete and Maria Talavou.

Do yourself a favor and tune in. You’ll be inspired to SHARE this podcast!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 11/28/20

EPISODE#43
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: CHRIST CATHEDRAL ACADEMY

Welcome to another episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

On this episode, we welcome Julianna Tapia (the Principal of CC Academy) and Patti Abeyta (Preschool Director of CC Academy).

Today’s conversation covers all the goings-on at Christ Cathedral Academy, including important issues regarding COVID-19 and school closures throughout the diocese.

Amidst it all, we have some good news to share!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 10/31/20

EPISODE#41
CATHEDRAL SQUARE: GUEST IS BISHOP KEVIN VANN

Get ready for an extra special episode of Cathedral Square featuring host Fr. Christopher Smith.

Today he welcomes our very own Bishop Kevin Vann to the studio. Bishop Vann has been on a few other shows we produce at the diocese, but this is his first time having an exclusive conversation with Fr. Christopher.

You are sure to enjoy these wonderful stories and reflections!

 

 

 

Originally broadcast on 9/26/20