Chapel of the Holy Cross

This church is surprisingly small on the inside and not as pretty as I expected.  The outside is a total opposite.  All beauty…….

This chapel was commissioned by local rancher Marquerite Brunswig Staude in 1957.  It was built on Coconino National Forest land and required a special-use permit.  They constructed it within 18 months and spent a total of $300,000 to complete the project.  Marquerite said that the “….chapel has a universal appeal.  Its doors will ever be open to one and all, regardless of creed,……”  Her wish has become reality.  The chapel has amazing appeal and thousands of visitors enter the facility every day.  And the doors to the chapel are opened every day to allow the visitors access.   What a cool, unique, and wonderful place.  Add the spot to your “must visit list”.  

Oh, one more thing of interest.  This chapel sits on the so-called Sedona Vortices…..

By the way, if you celebrate Easter, I hope you have a wonderful Easter.

 To purchase a print or view the entire gallery, click the photo above.

To purchase a print or view the entire gallery, click the photo above.