Photo: Pastor Bruce Kuenzel
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road in Los Alamos announces the dedication of its Labyrinth and invites the public to help in consecrating this new sacred space for use by all members of the Los Alamos Community.
The dedication ceremony is 2-4 p.m., Oct. 27 at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church.
“We are very excited to have this meditation path as a spiritual resource for the entire community and hope that it will be widely used by many people, no matter what their faith or spiritual foundations,” Kate Thomas said. “Come learn about labyrinths and how they can be a deep, significant part of everyone’s spiritual life.”
Labyrinths are meditative walking paths, which pre-date the Christian era. They were widely used in Northern Europe during medieval times, possibly as local sites for pilgrimages, since pilgrimages to Jerusalem were costly and dangerous.
The most famous labyrinth is found as a stone floor in the Cathedral in Chartres, France. A labyrinth is not a maze; there is no way to lose your way or feel trapped.
There are several labyrinths in Santa Fe, and many throughout the country.
Visit http://www.veriditas.org/ to learn more about labyrinths and the movement to include them in sacred spaces around the planet.
As far as we know, our labyrinth will be the first permanent outdoor labyrinth in Los Alamos, and we hope it is only the first of many. It is a powerful tool for healing and spiritual growth.
For further information, call Bob Thomsen at 662-4409, Kate Thomas at 412-9255 or the Bethlehem Church Office at 662-5151.