Walk St. Philip's Labyrinth by the full moon | Arts & Culture
Full moon labyrinth walks at St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church are held monthly throughout the year. On June 23, you are invited to walk St. Philip's meditation labyrinth when the moon is full. The June 23 full moon will be a "super moon" or perigee full moon, which means that the full moon coincides with the time that the moon is closest to earth this month — and it also happens to be the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013. The evening will begin at 8 p.m. with a brief introduction to labyrinths and a presentation on how to get the most out of your walk, followed by walking the labyrinth. Gather in the church plaza (south of the church building), where the labyrinth is located. Afterwards, participants remain for fellowship and refreshments. In case of rain, the labyrinth walks are cancelled.
Full moon labyrinth walks continue on Monday, July 22, at 8 p.m. and Tuesday, August 20, at 8 p.m.
St. Philip’s labyrinth may be visited at any time. Walking the labyrinth contemplatively takes about 20 minutes. The journey from the outside to the center of the labyrinth can be thought of as a journey from the world into one’s interior. Before entering the labyrinth, one can pray or meditate, then slowly follow the path in ever tightening circles to the center. St. Philip’s labyrinth has a fountain at its center, where one can sit, listen to the water, and contemplate. The journey from the center back to the outside of the labyrinth takes one back to the outside world, hopefully refreshed by the experience.
St. Philip’s In The Hills’ labyrinth is a unique nine-circuit octagonal labyrinth, built in the style of the labyrinth at Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, France.
St. Philip’s is located at 4440 N. Campbell Avenue at River Road. Ample parking is available in the north parking lot or under our new shaded solar parking structure on the east side. The office phone number is 299-6421.