Church of the Holy Cross

Church of the Holy Cross, Palermo

Church of the Holy Cross
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Norma and Gene
San Jose, Costa Rica8 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a welcoming Anglican church and a truly beautiful one. The Sunday service was good with fine organ music, enthusiastic congregation and a thoughtful sermon.
Written November 30, 2019
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FormbyEd
Liverpool, UK11 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
On a recent break in Palermo, we decided to attend Sunday worship at Holy Cross even though we (non-conformists) weren’t sure what to expect. What we got was a good service, fine organ music, strong singing and the warmest of welcomes. The congregation is an interesting mix of long-term residents (most of them born in the various Anglophone countries of the world) and tourists like ourselves. The short guide to the church does an excellent job of combining descriptions of the building with a beautiful statement of faith.
Written June 23, 2019
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wolf3728
Las Vegas, NV1,434 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
Visited the church last night, Saturday. They were very welcoming. It is a quaint neighborhood church that will accept everyone that would like to visit.
Written November 11, 2018
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ljubimci
Belgrade, Serbia735 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Trully beautiful!
Especially the exterior on a peaceful night like that one when we've made this photo, Via Roma looks like from another world thanks to this beautiful church!
Written September 28, 2018
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Sheps5558
Devizes, UK282 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
This is a really nice Anglican church in the centre of Palermo on the 101& 102 bus routes. The church has a long history with British, Canadian & American people. The interior has many interesting features.
The congregation was extremely helpful & friendly. We arrived on Mother’s Day & were invited to a meal after the service which gave us chance to meet the locals & ex-pats. The Vicar, Rev.Ruffino & his wife were extremely kind.
Services are 10.30 on Sunday & 9.30 on Wednesday. The Church is open to visitors-Wednesday 10-12& Friday 11-13.00
Written March 20, 2018
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James G
West Palm Beach113 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
I frequently traveled on the many Hop On-Hop Off Open Air Tour buses(Green or Blue Lines) on my recent October visit to Palermo, Sicily.So picture my surprise when one of these buses stopped at the nearby Anglican(Episcopalian) Holy Cross Church on the Via Mariano Stabile.Since my parish church in Florida is Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Palm Beach, I dropped in to this tiny but lovely chapel (tiny compared to the grand Baroque and Norman Catholic churches all over Palermo and Catania). It was endowed by two Englishmen, Joseph Whitaker and Benjamin Ingham, nephews of Benjamin Ingham who came to Sicily in 1802 and took over the fortunes of the Marsala wine industry.I was greeted nby three smiling ladies and Anglican Bishop Garard(sp?), also English, who happened to be inside Holy Cross
If you are an Anglican or Episcopalian traveling in Palermo, do drop in and visit or pray at this lovely centrally located church which is now part of the chaplaincy of the Archdeaconry of Italy and Malta.
Written November 19, 2015
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Jon S
Manchester, UK30 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
A very welcoming church with a traditional Anglican/Episcopalian communion service every Sunday (may be closed July and August). The church is also open to visitors on Wednesday and is worth visiting if you have an interest in mosaics, the English connection to the marsala wine trade or military history (General Patton worshiped there in 1943 and there is a plaque that commemorates the US personnel who lost their lives in Sicily). I also loved the sermon given by Reverend Marcus!
Written May 5, 2014
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Phil S
Hereford, UK110 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
Built in the 19th century, this is a unique Anglican Church in the centre of the city. It is part of the diocese of Canterbury and is a lovely small church. There are services every Sunday, but it is otherwise only open on Wednesday morning. There is stone from much of the world somewhere in the building, from Devon, Cornwall and Derbyshire in the UK for example. Guides are available in several languages and we had a long and interesting chat with an English lady who had lived in Palermo for many years. Well worth a visit.
Written April 19, 2014
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