Holy Week Canvas Labyrinth
The Labyrinth is a spiritual vessel that awakens us
to the deep rhythms of our lives, helping us recognize
our truest self and the Divine Light within.
The canvas Labyrinth at Christ’s Episcopal Church is a replica of the 13th century permanent stone Labyrinth set into the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France. Labyrinths were embedded in cathedral floors so that Europeans could honor the tradition of pilgrimage even if they could not actually travel to Jerusalem.
Its pattern contains eleven concentric paths that wind through four quadrants of the circle. It is a distinctly Christian Labyrinth pattern. An equal-armed cross is evident in the twists and turns of the layout. The center is a six-petal design representing a rose, Christianity’s traditional symbol for Mary, mother of Jesus.
Our canvas Labyrinth is available to walk each year during Holy Week in our Sanctuary:
- Palm Sunday – 2:00-7:00 PM
- Monday-Friday – 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
- Easter Vigil – 7:00-9:00 AM
Walk the Labyrinth … reduce your stress … deepen your sense
of wholeness. Learn how the Labyrinth can enhance your
well-being: spiritually, physically and mentally.
You are invited to visit Christ’s Episcopal Church’s labyrinth located at the east end of our parish campus near Lewis and Fourth Street in downtown Castle Rock and make it part of your devotional practice. Labyrinths around the world have been part of the spiritual lives of so many and we hope ours might fill a spot in your spiritual life as well.
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol of wholeness. Its imagery of a circle and spiral suggests a meandering but purposeful journey, a path to our own center and back again into the world.
Labyrinths can be found in churches, parks, schools, prisons, medical centers, and peoples’ back yards. They are open to all people as cross-cultural, non-denominational tools of well-being and spiritual wholeness.
For Christians, the labyrinth can be a path of prayer, a walking meditation, a crucible for change, a watering hole for the spirit, or a mirror of the soul as we center on Christ and open ourselves to God’s call to us.
Our labyrinth is available to our neighbors and community. People of all ages and belief systems, churches, schools and community organizations are invited to walk our labyrinth. All will be welcomed into this sacred space.
We give thanks to Noel Collings as this labyrinth was created in the summer of 2002 as part of his Eagle Scout project. Many thanks to him, his family, scouts in troop 261, and for the many others who help in the planning and building of our labyrinth.
Come, you are invited to this sacred space.