Our next labyrinth walks will take place at 8:30pm on Maundy Thursday, March 28, and from 7-8:30pm on Good Friday, March 28. All are welcome. Labyrinth guides are always on hand to assist first-time walkers or those with limited mobility. (A training session for new labryinth guides will be held on March 16. Contact Paul Stiffler if you are interested in becoming a guide.) Read more about the labyrinth below:
A spiritual tool dating back to ancient times, a labyrinth offers a pathway of prayer and a walking meditation. When walking the labyrinth, be open to whatever may happen since your expectation may get in the way of your experience. Each walk is different— just as each person’s walk differs from those of others.
Unlike a maze, which has tricks, obstacles, dead-ends and many differing paths, a labyrinth is a single pathway in, with the same pathway out. On a labyrinth, there are no decisions that need to be made. Its whole is always visible. A labyrinth has only one path that leads the seeker into the center and back out again. It is a blueprint for your heart and soul.
Our labyrinth is 36 feet in diameter and is an eleven-circuit unicursal pattern following the design found on the floor of the Chartres Cathedral in France, which dates back to 1201-1207.
In walking our labyrinth, you will have gone 1/3 of a mile.
Our labyrinth is painted on canvas and ‘rolled’ out in Plymouth Hall several times a year. Labyrinth walks are normally held on New Year’s Eve, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Summer Solstice, Autumnal Equinox, and Winter Solstice. Consult our church calendar for upcoming walks or contact Rev. Paul Stiffler at ext. 233 or
Labyrinth guides are identified by the symbolic pendant they wear around their neck. They are there to answer any questions you might have and help you get the most from your walk.
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