Full-moon labyrinth walks at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church are held monthly throughout the year. This month the walk will be held Sept. 19.
About 25 people turned out Sunday for the full-moon labyrinth walk at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave. The attraction was the "super moon," a perigee full moon, which appears, well, supersized because the moon is at its closest approach to Earth for the year.
Deacon Brigid Waszczak, with her husband, John, tells walkers what the event entails. Walkers are encouraged to slow their breathing, still their minds, walk at a comfortable pace, remain silent, respect other walkers and focus on new insights or ideas.
The octagonal labyrinth was built in the style of one at the Cathedral of Notre Dame d'Amiens in France. Participants do nine circuits around it during the monthly full-moon walks.
After the walk, visitors rest by a fountain, visiting with one another or reflecting on their stroll through the sacred site at the landmark Foothills church. The labyrinth opened last year and was consecrated in April 2012.
St. Philip's in the Hills is offering meditation walks of its labyrinth at 8 p.m. during full moons on Monday, on March 26 and again on April 25.
Full-moon labyrinth walks continue at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church through 2013.
St. Philip's meditation labyrinth. The church will be holding the retreat "To Walk a Sacred, Holy Path" on Dec. 1.
Registrations are being taken now for an Advent retreat hosted by St. Philip's church and centered on its labyrinth.
St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church is planning two special events centered on its meditation labyrinth.
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