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Meditation on the Trinity

The readings for Sunday, May 27, 2018: First Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm: Psalm 29 Second Reading: Romans 8:12-17 Gospel: John 3:1-17 Ah, Ho...

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

At Trinity Lutheran!
GOOD FRIDAY Noon to 3PM; self paced and self guided.
Booklets with readings and prayers for the stations will be provided by our greeter.

From early Christianity, when pilgrims came to Jerusalem, they visited sites ...where Jesus was known to have been. Eventually, following in the footsteps of the Lord, along the way of the cross, became a part of the pilgrimage visit. The traditional stations came about during the crusades, when it was no longer safe to visit the holy sites. In the 1500's, villages in Europe created "replicas" of the way of the cross, commemorating the places along the route in Jerusalem.

A labyrinth is a pattern with a purpose, an ancient tool that speaks to a long forgotten part of us. Lying dormant for centuries, labyrinths are undergoing a revival of use and interest. They offer a chance to take "time out" from our busy lives, to leave schedules and stress behind

A labyrinth is not a maze!
It is unicursal, that is, a single path takes you to the center and then back out again. So, there are no decisions to make.
One can focus on the journey rather than on how to get to the goal. It is one of the oldest contemplative and transformative tools known to humankind

Historically, the use of the Labyrinth for pilgrimage pre-dates the Stations by several hundred years. The Chartres Labyrinth was constructed around 1201 AD in the stone floor of Chartres Cathedral, France. Medieval Christians visited Chartres (and other cathedrals) and walked the labyrinth as an alternative to taking a hazardous pilgrimage to Jerusalem to walk in the "foot steps of Christ." It is a path for prayer that leads from yearning towards joy, meaning, hope and peace. Whether perplexed, overjoyed, confused, hopeful, hurt, distraught, happy or simply curious, as we pray, God meets us here.

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