Labyrinth walk: the ever-Blessed Virgin Mary

The August labyrinth walk falls on the major feast of the ever-Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15, 2017. Come join us at Church of the Redeemer.

  • Blossoming of the canvas labyrinth and other set up starts at 6:30 pm, for those who can make it.
  • Walks begin at 7:00 pm. In addition to the canvas labyrinth for walking, there will be table top labyrinths for “finger walking.” Everyone is given a chance to walk. You may walk with the provided theme, or with your own intentions.
  • Folding the canvas labyrinth and cleanup starts after all are given a chance to walk, for those who can stay.

If you have questions, just ask. Contact Bee Jay Mar at labyrinth@redeemer-kenmore.org.

Lady Chapel at St. James Cathedral in Seattle

Feasts of Mary

August 15 is the “major” feast of Mary. However, there are many feasts of Mary . These are the official feasts in the Episcopal Church for Mary:

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Other feast days for Mary include the following:

  • December 8, Conception of Blessed Mary, Mother of God (called the Immaculate Conception by our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters)
  • December 12, Our Lady of Guadalupe (celebrated especially by those of Mexican descent)
  • May 1, Mary, Queen of Heaven
  • September 8, Nativity of the Blessed Mary
  • October 15, Our Lady of Walsingham (the English apparition), last of the liturgical year

Our Lady of Walsingham

We could acknowledge these feasts of Mary on the individual dates, but this might take a whole labyrinth year. Instead, on August 15, 2017, we will honor the various attributes of Mary, Mother of God, to which the feast days speak.

The Eastern Churches speak of Mary being the Theotokos, or God-Bearer. In what ways are we called to bear Jesus to the world?

Labyrinths at Redeemer

Church of the Redeemer offers free labyrinth walks to the Sno-King community each third Tuesday of the month in the Parish Hall. It is open for walking from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Our walks are open to all people who seek a quiet path for encountering the Holy.

Read more about labyrinths at Redeemer.

Labyrinth participants in September 2016

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.