The labyrinth at ELPC
An ancient tool for individual walking meditation and prayer.
Regular schedule: New! Open early, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm on Mondays, and 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on Wednesdays. (Check the calendar for any schedule changes.)
About the labyrinth
Today, modern pilgrims walk the labyrinth as one of many ways to pray and meditate. The winding path into the center and back out again is a metaphor for the journeys of life and faith. Unlike a maze, which has many paths and is a puzzle to solve, the labyrinth is a single path in and a single path out, and is designed to quiet the mind for prayer and meditation.
Walking the labyrinth at ELPC
During the summer months when the weather permits, the labyrinth is placed outside in the beauty and serenity of our courtyard. Throughout the rest of the year and in prohibitive weather during the summer, the labyrinth is specially set up in the Sanctuary
The Labyrinth Ministry at ELPC
East Liberty Presbyterian Church was one of the first churches in the Pittsburgh region to develop a labyrinth ministry. The labyrinth has since become an integral part of our diverse, multicultural ministry, and it serves as a bridge for reaching Christian seekers and friends of all faiths.
Each year, events, worship services and other activities for the congregation and the community are coordinated by our labyrinth ministry team. Opportunities include:
Would you like to borrow one of our labyrinths?
It is possible to arrange for a representative of our Labyrinth Ministry to bring one of our two portable (36 or 24 feet in diameter) labyrinths to your event in the greater Pittsburgh area. Your group may also make arrangements at a special time or day to visit our labyrinth, and meet with a guide. Please contact , Interim Spiritual Life Director, (412) 441-3800 x41.