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Labyrinth

Walk the Labyrinth
Parishioners and visitors to campus are encouraged to come enjoy a quiet time of reflection and prayer. All ages welcome! A guide will offer an introduction to the labyrinth and gives suggestions on how to pray. Questions or want to learn more? Contact Mary Ellen Vernon, 282-3101.  
Upcoming Opportunities to Walk the Labyrinth:
February 13:
1:00 - 8:00 PM, Graham Library
March 17:
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, All Saints Center Room 100
April 10:
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM, McKissick Refectory
May 19:
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Graham Library
June 16:
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Graham Library
July 21:
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Graham Library

What is a Labyrinth?

Christ Church has recently purchased a canvas labyrinth. Used for thousands of years, labyrinths are present in almost every religious tradition and culture. Labyrinths have been a part of the Christian experience from as early as the 4th century. In the 12th century, they became prominent in the great cathedrals of Europe. Medieval Christians walked labyrinths as an alternative to taking a hazardous pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Recently, Christians have enjoyed a renewed interest in labyrinths as modern "pilgrims" on their own spiritual journeys. The labyrinth has again become a spiritual tool to encourage prayer, contemplation, meditation, and spiritual growth. 
 
Christ Church's "Petite" Chartres Labyrinth is based on a famous labyrinth which still can be seen and walked in the Chartres Cathedral in France. Our smaller canvas labyrinth allows easier storage and set up in various spaces, but still reflects the sacred geometry of the Chartres labyrinth. This labyrinth was constructed and painted by hand in September 2017 by Paxworks of Indianapolis, Indiana.