The Cathedral of Christ the Light Mausoleum
The Cathedral of Christ the Light Mausoleum offers a variety of niches and crypts. Located, in Oakland, in the heart of Lake Merritt, we can provide you with the memorial service your loved one deserves. Beautifully designed, the Mausoleum rests below the main altar of the magnificent Cathedral.
The Mausoleum is a unique and sacred site, just below the Cathedral. Built for the ages, it replicates the tradition of the early Church to place the remains of the faithful at the grounds of the Church. Designed to capture the dimensions and filtered light of the cathedral above, the mood is sacred and welcoming as you enter the Mausoleum and discover the gentle serenity of a foundation amidst the beautiful Carrara marble. The mausoleum has 1,300 spaces for crypts and 1,850 niches for cremated remains. There are also 12 crypts reserved for the past, present, and future Bishops of Oakland.
The first Bishop of Oakland, the Most Reverend Floyd Begin, was re-interred in the mausoleum at a special service on November 2, 2008.
Services and Features
The Cathedral of Christ the Light Mausoleum has a variety of options for crypt and cremation interments. Whether you are interested in advanced planning or in need of immediate assistance, our Family Service Advisors are available to offer support and guidance to our families.
The Cathedral of Christ the Light also offers various special programs and events for our faith community throughout the year, serving the living and honoring loved ones that have gone before us.