Sedona Arizona—Red Rock Country

Chapel of the Holy Cross


Just off Highway 179 South of Sedona, on Chapel Road we found one of Sedona’s famous landmarks-The Chapel of the Holy Cross-


Over 4 million people a year visit the Red Rock Country of Sedona Arizona.  I can see why—this beautiful landscape of monuments, buttes, and mesas with the red tones against the “Arizona Blue” sky is breathtaking!


The chapel sits 200 feet above the ground between two red rock formations and the 90 foot cross that appears to be supporting the structure, can be seen from the main road.  Once we were inside the chapel, we looked through the massive stained glass window, and saw the most amazing panoramic views of Bell Rock and the red rock horizon.  I suspect this is one of the reasons that hundreds of couples are married here each year.


In 1932 a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, Marguerite Brunswig Stadue, conceived the idea, but it was not built till 1956.  It took 18 months to build and over 25,000 tons of rock had to be removed.


Although there are no regular services held there is a prayer service every Monday evening at 5 PM.


A beautiful place to photograph –but also a place of peace, inspiration and reflection-




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