Open Hours: Mo to Sa from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Su from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright student, Marguerite Brunswig Staude, the chapel was built in 1956 and rises 200 feet from ... More
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright student, Marguerite Brunswig Staude, the chapel was built in 1956 and rises 200 feet from the ground between two large red rock formations. One of the most distinctive features is a 90-foot cross, which can be seen from the ground along State Route 179. A massive stained glass window turns the chapel's interior into a kaleidoscope of color at certain times of the day. No services are held here, but it provides an ideal setting for spiritual reflection and prayer as well as incredible views of the Red Rocks. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
I am going back and this time with my husband to show him
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 12/1/06
I think this is one of the most spiritual places in the world.
The atmosphere, the landscape phenomenal, words cannot describe it.
I am not a novice traveler; frankly I visited China, almost all of Europe� Canada and a great deal of the US. My husband and I will be there Dec 17th, 2006
My experience was outstanding.
This is an unfriendly place. Our tour bus driver missed a very small sign almost covered by weeds that said no tour buses. The neighbors called the police before we could move the bus. The police ticketed our driver while he was trying to turn the bus around. Our tour group was so disappointed that we canceled a planed shopping trip to the town that would have likely neted the town shops a few thousand dollars. They evidently don't want tourists here.
The chapel is beautiful. The setting is gorgeous. The idea of someone building the chapel to fit in with the surroundings and in honor of their parents' faith is wonderful. But as I'm looking around at the gift shop in the chapel, all I can think of is the scene from the Bible where Jesus overturns the moneychangers tables and runs them out of the temple proclaiming "You've made my house a den of thieves." Tacky, tacky, tacky (the chapel gift shop, not Jesus).
Clear blue sky, red majestic pillars, all you can hear as you go up the walkway to the chapel is the gentle warm wind wrapping around you. I have the most amazing pictures from that day, looking like they came right off a calendar. Inside the chapel was a peacefulness that I havent found anywhere else. There was a song playing softly that was my Dad's favorite. He passed in 1987 and I felt he was with me in spirit, brought me to tears. My husband and I are non-denominational and dont go to any church back home, but that didnt matter... It was a very spiritual experience.
We were on our honeymoon...got married Aug 20, 2005.
We highly recommend seeing this and red rock canyon in a convertable mustang...wow.
Like the rest of Sedona, The view from the Chapel will send shivers down your spine.
I'm not very religious, but this area will bring tears to your eyes. You don't need any words for it. You'll feel it.
Sedona also has broad leaf trees, so the leaves turn color in the fall, exploding the valley with colors other than red.
When the Relatives visit Phoenix, it's the first place we drive to spend a day. The town has all the traps you'll want, but there are plenty of picnic type options for a great value.
Visiting the Chapel of the Holy Cross was an awesome experience. The words to the song How Great Thou Art ran through my mind the entire time we wer there.
The red rock was indescribable and the view was breathtaking.
It's a short ride from town. It's free and it is unforgettable.
Although this sacred place was built as a Catholic chapel, anyone can feel the power here. Buddhists, Jews, Muslims, Metaphysical as well as Christians will be enveloped in the awesome energy this place holds. Don't miss it when in Sedona.
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