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Holy Cross Episcopal Church Labyrinth

 
 
Holy Cross Episcopal Church Labyrinth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
1. Holy Cross Episcopal Church Labyrinth Marker
Inscription.
In the twelfth century, when travel to spiritual centers such as Jerusalem became too difficult, cathedrals became substitute centers of pilgrimage for Christians in western Europe. On such pilgrimages, the walking of a labyrinth sometimes became the final stage of the pilgrim's journey.

This labyrinth is patterned after one found in the stone floor of Chartres Cathedral, France. It was constructed in 1220, and is a "uni-cursal" maze. There is a single path into the center. The same path leads from that center back into the world. The walk thus becomes a living metaphor for the spiritual journey which can be shared by all people. As such, we hope it will be a powerful spiritual tool for you on your "pilgrimage" in Christ.

This labyrinth is dedicated in loving memory of Richard E. Zander.

 
Location. 34° 44.483′ N, 82° 15.267′ W. Marker is in Simpsonville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker can be reached from East College Street (County Road 219). Click for map. Marker is located in the north section of the church's property, adjacent to the labyrinth. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 East College Street, Simpsonville SC 29681, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as
Holy Cross Episcopal Church Labyrinth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
2. Holy Cross Episcopal Church Labyrinth Marker
the crow flies. Simpsonville Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lawrence Lafayette Richardson, M.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Simpsonville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hendricks' Plaza (approx. 0.3 miles away); Simpsonville Clock Tower (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Stage Road / Railroads in Simpsonville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Simpsonville Cotton Mill / Woodside Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Simpsonville Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Old Arbor (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Old Oak Tree (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Simpsonville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Holy Cross Episcopal Church. Official website of Holy Cross Episcopal Church. (Submitted on December 5, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Medieval labyrinths and turf mazes. The full flowering of the medieval labyrinth came about from the twelfth through fourteenth centuries with the grand pavement labyrinths of the gothic cathedrals, notably Chartres, Reims and Amiens in northern France. (Submitted on December 5, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Cathedral of Chartres. The French medieval Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres is a Latin Rite Catholic cathedral located in Chartres, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southwest of Paris, is considered one of
Holy Cross Episcopal Church Labyrinth & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
3. Holy Cross Episcopal Church Labyrinth & Marker
the finest examples of the French High Gothic style. (Submitted on December 5, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Holy Cross Episcopal Church Labyrinth Brickwork image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
4. Holy Cross Episcopal Church Labyrinth Brickwork
Holy Cross Episcopal Church Labyrinth & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
5. Holy Cross Episcopal Church Labyrinth & Marker
Walking Path to Labyrinth image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
6. Walking Path to Labyrinth
Entrance to Labrynith image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
7. Entrance to Labrynith
Labyrinth Gate Marker<br>Left image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
8. Labyrinth Gate Marker
Left
Almighty God, whose son our
Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high
upon the cross that he might
draw the whole world to himself;
mercifully grant that we, who glory
in the mystery of our redemption,
may have grace to take up our cross
and follow him; who lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, in glory everlasting. Amen
Collect for Holy Cross Day, BCP
Labyrinth Gate Marker<br>Right image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
9. Labyrinth Gate Marker
Right
Alex's Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
10. Alex's Fountain
This fountain is dedicated to the memory of Alexander Ellison Haigler who lost his two-year struggle with leukemia in February 2004 at the tender age of four. Lord help us always to remember Alex, his enthusiasm, and strength as he now drinks from your well of life.
"...those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty..." (John 4:14)
Holy Cross Episcopal Church<br>203 East College Street Simpsonville image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
11. Holy Cross Episcopal Church
203 East College Street Simpsonville
John M. Bassett Memorial Plaque<br>Located on Reverse Side of Church Sign image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 6, 2010
12. John M. Bassett Memorial Plaque
Located on Reverse Side of Church Sign
Dedicated to the memory of John M. Bassett,
1939-2004, and his love for humanity,his
capacity for overcoming adversity, and his
willingness to share himself and his
"Mississippi country-boy" ways. May those
who pass this way always receive our invitation,
the message John spoke so clearly with his life,
"Come in, everybody welcome."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 685 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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