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Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, California

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Calvary Cemetery | Calvary Mortuary (FD1681) is among the oldest and largest cemeteries in Los Angeles, and it is minutes from the heart city. On the gently rolling parkland are the Stations of the Cross, placed at intervals along the main drive, prayed on Sundays in Lent and in November. Calvary’s spacious mortuary (18,000 square feet) features three large visitation rooms, four private arrangement rooms, a visitors’ lounge, and a flower shop. The Calvary mausoleum is adorned with beautiful stained glass and hand-painted ceilings. It is here that you may join us daily for Mass. Notable on the Calvary skyline is the well-known All Souls Chapel, an ornate Gothic church with a gabled tower and spire.

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Calvary Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles runs in the community of East Los Angeles. It is also called "New Calvary Cemetery" because it succeeded the original Calvary Cemetery (on north Broadway), over which Cathedral High School was built.

The current site across the river and uphill, measuring 137 acres, was dedicated in 1896. All Souls Chapel was built on the grounds in 1902, and was dedicated on All Souls' Day of that same year. Bishop George Thomas Montgomery offered a Solemn Pontifical Mass on a temporary altar at the site, and afterwards presided at the setting in place of the cornerstone. It was designed as a replica of the parish church of St. Giles in the rural town of Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, in England. That church is believed to have been the setting of the famed 18th-century poem Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard. The chapel became one of the most visited places of worship in Southern California after its opening. All Souls Chapel is now used primarily for burial services.

The Main Mausoleum, with a new chapel, was built in 1936. It was designed by architect Ross Montgomery. Two additional mausoleums, Our Lady's Garden and Gethsemane, have since been built. The cemetery has its own chaplain and daily Mass is offered in the chapel of the Main Mausoleum.

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