Historic liturgies on Easter Eve sometimes included labyrinth dances. Joyous movements of the clergy as they celebrated the resurrection of Christ using song and symbol were recorded in medieval documents.
This Easter at around 10:00 PM a Liturgy of Light took place in the Chartres Cathedral. Rather than reproducing a medieval service, this prayer on the labyrinth which concluded at the altar was a modern celebration of the joy of knowing and worshipping the Risen Christ.
Thanks to the bishop, the cathedral of Chartres, and the Community of Chemin Neuf for the meaningful time of prayer we shared during this Easter celebration of God’s profound and wondrous light and love.
This is so beautiful Jill… I am very moved by this…Thank you so for sharing this with us.
This is absolutely incredible and breathtaking. What an experience!
I’m overjoyed to see these photos of this wonderful Easter celebration on the labyrinth! How rare and sacred!
Thank you for sharing this, Jill. Joyce forwarded it to me. We are lucky to live in an age when we can walk in the footsteps of our millennial forebears. God Bless, Jacquelyn
Jill, I’m so glad you were in Chartres at the right time to witness this history-making ceremony. I really appreciate your commentary as well as the amazing set of beautiful pictures. Thank you!
Exquisite. Thanks for sharing the beauty of the labyrinth in celebration.
So glad to see this happening now in Chartres. It looked like a beautiful service. Thanks for documenting this for all of us Jill.
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