Stations of the Cross on Good Friday

Church of the Redeemer offers Stations of the Cross on the Circle of Peace™ labyrinth on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. The labyrinth will be open in the Parish Hall from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at 6210 Northeast 181st Street, Kenmore, Washington.

Labyrinth participants in September 2016

This is an open walking time. Come when you can. Stay as long as you wish. The walk is open to anyone of any age in the wider community outside Redeemer who would like to use this meditation. There is no cost to participate.

For those who prefer, you may “finger walk” on table top version of the labyrinth. There will also be card stock copies of the labyrinth available.

Finger walking a labyrinth

Bee Jay Mar will be available throughout the walk time to answer any questions you may have. You may send an email message to labyrinth@redeemer-kenmore.org with your questions, also.

Explaining labyrinths

Stations of the Cross

There are 14 Stations of the Cross. There are 14 complete (180 degree) turns on the Circle of Peace labyrinth. This allows praying one of the meditations on each complete turn.

Instead of using the traditional 14 stations, this walk will be based on the Scriptural Stations of the Cross by John Paul II. This walk changes the normal way of doing Stations of the Cross with everyone moving at their own pace through the labyrinth, stopping at each complete turn.

Circle of Peace labyrinth

Circle of Peace labyrinth

This labyrinth walk uses the Circle of Peace labyrinth. The design is a 7-circuit concentric circle pattern. It is a contemporary design that blends elements of the classical and medieval patterns.

It is most similar to a manuscript labyrinth drawn around the year 1000 in Oxfordshire, England, that is attributed to an abbot of the Abingdon Abbey. The manuscript labyrinth has six circuits. Adding another circuit between the three outer paths with the three inner paths symbolically connects the labyrinth walker’s outer self and inner, spiritual self.

(Description of the Circle of Peace labyrinth taken from Lisa Gidlow-Moriarty, pathsofpeace.com.)

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal tradition. Art and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.