Labyrinth walk at Church of the Redeemer Apr 9

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The next labyrinth walk at Church of the Redeemer will be April 9, 2019. The walk starts at 7:00pm. If you can, come early to set up, beginning at 6:30pm.

This month’s theme is Psalm 23.

Questions? Just ask Bee Jay,

In addition to walking the 12 Apostles labyrinth, you may choose to "finger walk" using a tabletop labyrinth while sitting. Parking is free in the parking lot.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 NE 181st St, Kenmore.

Why walk a labyrinth?

An ongoing practice of labyrinth walking can be an exciting and meaningful discipline. Labyrinth walking, whether on one’s feet or on a table top with a finger or stylus, can add to the journey of faith.

Labyrinths are walked for a variety of reasons. Examples include the following:
  • Listen to God.
  • Find the quiet center of one’s life.
  • Facilitate calm and stillness in a hectic world.
  • Celebrate joyful occasions and happenings.
  • Receive insights on problems.
  • Seek faithful clarity amidst life’s challenges and opportunities.
  • Seek healing for emotional and/or spiritual wounds.
  • Work on forgiveness.
  • Commemorate significant events or holy days.
Our labyrinth design

Our main labyrinth is an original design by Dan Niven. It is installed on the floor of the parish hall as a gaffer tape, semi-permanent labyrinth. Dan has designed and installed many labyrinths in the Puget Sound region. His description follows:

Over the past fifteen-plus years, I’ve created many circular designs, and am also drawn to patterns which emerge out of a series of nested polygons. 
A common medieval labyrinth shape was octagonal with a flat base – imagine a stop sign – occasionally rotated 22.5 degrees to create on “on-point” look. I use this motif often, sometimes increasing the number of sides to twelve, creating the dodecagonal shape employed in this cruciform five-circuit design. 
Paths are wide enough for those using a walker. The middle is 3.5 circuits wide or about quarter of the overall width, a common ratio for labyrinths with an expanded center.

Our labyrinth is named “The Twelve Apostles,” reminding us of all the adventures Jesus’ original core group experienced, walking in the footsteps of Jesus and the Old Testament wanderers.


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