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Labyrinth

Labyrinth Prayer Walk
Sunday, August 18, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Graham Library
You are encouraged to come walk the labyrinth as you begin the journey of a new school year. A brief guide will be available to introduce the labyrinth and offer suggestions on how to pray.

What is a 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.