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Thursday, May 12, 2016

A most unusual church

Chapel of the Holy Cross

Sedona, Arizona

A special use permit was required and this chapel was built in 1956 in 18 months and at the cost of $300,000.

The American Institute of Architects gave the Chapel its Award of Honor in 1957
In 2007, Arizonans voted the Chapel to be one of the Seven Man-Made Wonders of Arizona

In the sculptor's words, “Though Catholic in faith, as a work of art the Chapel has a universal appeal. Its doors will ever be open to one and all, regardless of creed, that God may come to life in the souls of all men (and women) and be a living reality.”


Tired Teacher said...

It's beautiful and must be fabulous to see in person. I can see why the design earned awards.

Michelle said...

This is really stunning. I have been to Sedona a couple of times, but missed this beauty!

Mari said...

It's so pretty! I'd love to see it in person.

betty said...

I've only seen it from the front driving by; looks magnificent. Would love to see inside some time.


Connie said...

That is amazing! Human ingenuity can really be awe inspiring at times. I never heard of this church and so thank you for writing about it.

Granny Annie said...

I would love to go there and visit. It is not often I say that.

Tracy Batchelder said...

Wow, that's an unusual and beautiful building! They did a good job blending it into the surroundings...and "hiding" the parking lot, which is always hard to make look beautiful.

Linda said...

That is amazing! I never heard of this before! You are always showing us something new!