One young visitor of Brechin Cathedral travels through the Mediation Labyrinth.
The Labyrinth is not a maze, but a journey. The first Christian Labyrinth dates from over 100 years ago in Chartres Cathedral, France. Exactly what their use was is unclear, though it seems that they formed some part of the Cathedral’s ritual in the lead up to Easter.
Some claim it was for those who could not manage to go on pilgrimage to Jerusalem during the Islamic conquest.
There are three journeys within the labyrinth: The way in; The centre point; the way out. The way in encouraged you to lay down all that keeps you from God. The centre point is the moment you meet God. The way out is where you move from reflection to action, from faith to task.