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Christian Prayer Labyrinth
December 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until January 6, 2020
Daily 9am-6pm – Come Away and Rest in the Lord
Prayer booklets and information on different ways to use the Christian Prayer Labyrinth to deepen your relationship with Jesus are available.
The labyrinth is symbolic of our journey here on earth and is simply a tool to nurture prayer. The earliest records of a Christian prayer labyrinth are at a basilica in Algeria in the 3rd century. The Chartres Labyrinth was constructed in the stone floor of the Chartres Cathedral in France about 1201 AD. Medieval Christians pilgrimaged to Chartres and other European Cathedrals as an alternative to walking the dangerous and expensive pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When they entered the cathedrals, they walked the labyrinth (usually in stone on the floor of each cathedral) as their last steps of their pilgrimage. Based upon stories and drawings from that time, medieval monks may have entered the labyrinth during Lent on their hands and knees as a sign of penitence, and pilgrims may have danced on the labyrinth to celebrate Christ’s resurrection at Easter time. We walk the labyrinth today as a tool to enhance prayer, contemplation, relieve stress, and for personal growth.
All are welcome!