A Labyrinth for Mt. Lebanon
This spring, St. James began a very special project. With the support of the Vestry and the Mt. Lebanon Chapel Board, a permanent Labyrinth is being installed at Mt. Lebanon Chapel. It is our hope the Labyrinth will offer the wider community and St. James parishioners an opportunity to experience the ancient means of walking meditation that has been used by different cultures for more than 4000 years. The singular, circular path, leading to the center and returning to the outside, offers a time for reflection, a time for prayer, a time for centering, a time for calming the mind and spirit, and a time to listen to the quiet whisper of God.
In celebration of the Labyrinth's installation, St. James hosted a very special Blessing of the Labyrinth on Tuesday, June 21st:
Almighty God, we thank you for the beauty of creation, for making us in your image and likeness, and for calling us to be your people and follow you on the path of holiness and life. We offer this work of human hands, a Sacred Path, to be set apart and blessed as a place of prayer and worship, discernment and discovery, healing and reconciliation, celebration and thanksgiving, to the praise and glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
After the 9:30 a.m. Service, on Sunday, July 3rd, our Parish family is invited to gather together around the Labyrinth for an aerial photo session, as a drone will be helping us document our beautiful addition to the Mt. Lebanon Chapel grounds.
Installing the Labyrinth at Mt. Lebanon Chapel has a fundraising goal of $48,000. We're over halfway there! Today, we've raised $28,750 for this special project. Together we are building a great spiritual tool for our parish and our wider community.
To make a gift, please contact Maria Hollopeter by email: [email protected] or 910-763-1628 or visit: stjamesp.org/blog/mlc-labyrinth/