Sacred Spaces – Sedona

Who can possibly ascend the mountain of the Eternal? Who can stand before Him in sacred spaces? Psalms 24:3 The Voice

Chapel of Holy Cross Sedona

A visit to Sedona should include a visit to The Chapel of the Holy Cross.  It is beautiful construction with a cross set deeply in the rock.  We parked at the bottom of the hill with the church towering over us.  The walk to the Chapel allows the splendor to slowly appear against the Red Rocks in the background. 

Walk to Holy Cross

The flowers and small garden lead you quietly into the courtyard to the doors of the Chapel.  

Garden at Entrance to Chapel of Holy Cross

There is a small chapel where everyone sits quietly, lights candles, and reflects on the symbolic cross sculpture with the awesome landscape peeking through the floor to ceiling windows. 

New (2018) Sculpture full of Symbolism; Hands, Tree Trunk, Apples, 12 Jewels

Below the courtyard is a magnificent newer home, which distracted me from the simple beauty of the chapel.  I turned away from it.

Below Chapel

God’s natural beauty. Quiet. Purposeful. Practical. Sacred Space. 

What ‘sacred place’ have you visited?  What churches, temples, or mosques have you visited? How does architecture help you to worship? Does it? 

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