• Full musical resources 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The importance of music to worship at the Crystal Cathedral is apparent with the great organ, choir, and orchestra.
    • Gathered congregation 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      A close up of two of the entrances/exits.
    • Hymnody 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Note the camera man behind the ferns photographing the congregation joining the choir in hymnody.
    • Hymnody 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Left to right: Herman J. Ridder, guest, and Dr. Robert Schuller behind the pulpit during the singing of the hymns.
    • Interior church room 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The interior of the worship space of the Crystal Cathedral as seen from the central balcony with one of the balcony's of the star points on the extreme right of the photo. The 90 foot doors behind the pulpit open to the ...
    • Interior of Neutra church 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Neutra building was a multi purpose space used for worship and for conference events. The liturgical focus is seen among the foliage with the square white of the pulpit and the white diagonal of the stairs to the ...
    • Living water 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Never one to neglect an opportunity to multiply an effect, here the action and sound of the living water is coupled with the growth and life given to the ferns by the water.
    • Music as the focal point of worship 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The living water of the fountain seems to have given way to having given life to green foliage. Also note the camera man getting close ups of the members of the orchestra.
    • Music before the installation of the organ 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      With plants and bamboo "pipes" as a promise of things to come, the Crystal Cathedral here used mass choirs and marimbas and kettle drums for musical displays.
    • Neutra church room detail 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The esthetic ambiance of the Neutra building was increased by one side being parallel by a pool.
    • Neutra worship space, Tower of Hope, and parking for drive-in ministry 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      From 1961 to 1981 the Neutra multi purpose sanctuary and the offices and chapel of the Tower of Hope served the needs of Schuller's Orange County ministry and the of the television's Hour of Power.
    • Props for the nativity tableau 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      One of the most popular presentations was the Christmas nativity, which included not only Mary, Joseph, and animals but also living, flying angels.
    • Schuller addresses interior congregation 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      With a 180 degree pivot, Dr. Schuller is able to address the congregation within the Crystal Cathedral
    • Schuller's office 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      At the top the Tower of Hope was Schuller's office, shown here hosting a group of Western Theological Seminary students attending a Schuller conference.
    • Spanish trumpets 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The en chamade pipes are mounted in the two opposing points of the star. In all the organ boasts 273 ranks with 16,061 pipes
    • The central balcony 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Here we see a large section of the organ including 32 foot pipes as well as portions of the organ both open and under expression.
    • The congregation 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      In its heyday the Crystal Cathedral appealed to a broad range of congregants and visitors.
    • The congregation filling the Crystal Cathedral 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      For years the popularity of Robert Schuller was such that he filled the Crystal Cathedral as well as maintaining an evening service.
    • The congregation in a balcony 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • The Crystal Cathedral 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      In 1977 Schuller commissioned one of America's premier architects, Phillip Johnson, to design the Crystal Cathedral. Construction was completed in 1980.