A Symbol Reclaimed
The Grace Church Labyrinth is a 31 foot diameter canvas artwork reproducing the ancient labyrinth laid in the floor of the Chartres Cathedral in France, circa AD 1220. Labyrinths far predate Christianity and are found in almost every culture around the world. In the Middle Ages, the Christian Church appropriated the labyrinth as a symbol of a religious pilgrimage to Jerusalem, the ultimate act of devotion. The Grace Church Labyrinth allows present-day pilgrims to reclaim a spiritual expression that has been lost for centuries.
Grace Church Labyrinth Project
Since its dedication in 1995, the Grace Church Labyrinth has been offered in workshops at the church and throughout the Tidewater area. People of all ages and backgrounds have walked, danced, sung, stopped to meditate and greeted each other in peace. They have expressed the feelings and images arising from the labyrinth walk through drumming, creating mandalas, journaling, and prayer.