Christ Church, Frederica Prayer Labyrinth
6329 Frederica Road • Saint Simons Island, Georgia 31522
Nestled on the wooded path from Frederica Road, across from historical Christ Church, to Wesley Memorial and Garden, the Christ Church Frederica Labyrinth offers guests a unique opportunity for respite, reflection, and rejuvenation (or reflection, contemplation, and transformation). The labyrinth is open all day, every day, to all.
What is a labyrinth?
Embraced by many faith traditions and cultures, a labyrinth is a walking meditation or prayer. A large circle with a single path that winds back and forth, moving alternatively toward and away from the center, labyrinths are a metaphor for life. Participants are encouraged to leave behind customary activities and preoccupations to cultivate a sense of expectancy, open to the possibility of a transforming encounter with The Holy, and take back out into the world what has been received.
The history of the labyrinth
Often thought to mirror the spirals found in nature, labyrinths of all kinds date back some 4,000 years. The Christ Church Frederica Labyrinth is modeled on the eleven-path design at France’s Chartres Cathedral that was constructed between 1194 and 1220 C.E.
Why walk a labyrinth?
The rhythm of walking, placing one foot in front of the other, quiets the mind, relaxes the body, and refreshes the spirit. The labyrinth invites us to experience God’s presence with our whole selves—heart, mind, and body.
How to walk a labyrinth
There is no right or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. One cannot get lost on a labyrinth. Following the path to the center of the circle and retracing one’s steps comprise the main ritual, but the pace, breath, and intention vary with the individual.
For more information on labyrinths
The Labyrinth Society: https://labyrinthsociety.org/