On Thursday at 4:00 pm and at 6:30 pm, a brief introduction to the history and purpose of the labyrinth will be offered by Shirley Blancke. She will repeat this introduction at 11:30 am on Good Friday.
The labyrinth will be available in the Parish Hall starting 3 pm on Maundy Thursday, March 29 through 5 pm on Good Friday, March 30. All ages are invited to drop-in and walk while listening to meditative music. You can spend as little as half an hour or walk for longer, if you wish. Please be prepared to remove your shoes while walking the canvas labyrinth.
Invite friends and neighbors to use it during our public hours: 3 pm – 9 pm on Thursday, and 8 am – 5 pm on Friday. Those parishioners who either attend the Thursday service or participate in the Watch will have access from Thursday at 9 pm – Friday at 8 am. On Good Friday between 1 – 3 pm, there will be a special drop-in program for children and their families.
The labyrinth is a very ancient meditative technique found all over the world. There is one path in, and the same path out; it is not a maze. In the Christian Era, it became a metaphor for Jesus’ story. To walk in is to reflect on that which separates us from the love of God – loneliness, suffering, evil and death – but one walks out into the light of the Resurrection with its promise of renewal and God’s never-ending love. For more info about labyrinths go to: http://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/4329/labyrinths-within-the-christian-church-today