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Labyrinth for Livonia

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Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, Livonia, Mich., on the weekend of its 50th anniversary and "World Labyrinth Day" (May 4) dedicated a labyrinth and prayer park, built and landscaped entirely by members. The labyrinth, an ancient spiritual tool used for walking and praying, rests in the church's publicly accessible meditation garden, serving as its "front porch." It includes Luther's seal, a symbol of the Trinity, as well as a fountain, bridge, fire circle and prayer park. The labyrinth is a design variation of one found in the Chartres Cathedral in France. Eleven circuits are divided into four quadrants clearly defined by a cross.


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