Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
Psalm 25:4 NIV
The first historical record of Christians using the labyrinths in churches dates back to 324 A.D. They became quite popular across Europe during the Middle Ages as Crusades made the journey to Holy Land dangerous. Designated cathedrals built labyrinths often referred to as “Journeys to Jerusalem” where the faithful set out on pilgrimages as a spiritual discipline. Thus the winding path of the labyrinth became a metaphor of our spiritual journey, a pilgrimage to a sacred place, a prayer.
The most famous prayer labyrinth was constructed in the thirteenth century in the cathedral of Chartres, France.
On August 27th during our guided retreat - “Castle or Cottage” you will have the opportunity to prayerfully walk the outdoor, Tau Center labyrinth, based on the design of the well-known labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France.
Scripture readings will be given to help you along the way.
For more information on the retreat click here
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The labyrinths have been enjoying a rush in popularity recently, particularly in association with new age spirituality, with that in mind I want to emphasize that a labyrinth is not a substitute for the authentic and deep relationship with God that flows from interacting with His word.
If you walk a labyrinth I recommend you choose one that is in a Christian holy place, or built by a contemporary orthodox Christians who are very clear in their understanding.
My prayer is that this will be a place where you find hope and nourishment for your soul.
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