Craufurd Murray's New Book

A HANDFUL OF CHANGE is a series of writings for an often neglected Season. Advent has far fewer spiritual resources on offer to compete with all the other things we are doing to prepare for Christmas.
 
This new book by Craufurd Murray enables the reader to take a day-by-day journey through Advent, with a brief ‘bite’ for each day’s sustenance and consideration.  It begins a week before Advent Sunday, giving a run-up to the Season, and also includes some post-Christmas reflections.
 
Craufurd is very aware that, ‘All do not travel by one road’ (Teresa of Avila), and is concerned only to stir our hearts rather than direct our beliefs. Ten years ago, with Lynda Patterson, he compiled a collection for Advent, Christmas and New Year (A Handful of Light), and since that time he has had some unfinished business with Advent! This book is the result.
 
If you wish to purchase this resource, the price is $10 per copy, plus p&p. Any orders of twelve or more copies will be discounted to $8 per copy.
 
Copies can be purchased from: Ecclesia Books (info@ecclesia.co.nz) or craufurd@xtra.co.nz

 

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Labyrinth Meditation

St Luke’s Labyrinth is a replica of the 13th century Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth.

 

Originally made for St Luke’s and commissioned in 2000 it was lost in the 22 February 2011 earthquake.

 

An outdoor Labyrinth was constructed using masonry recovered from the demolition of St Luke’s Church building.

 

The Labyrinth is an ancient path of wisdom, healing and peace, found in many religious traditions and cultures, and dating back at least 5,000 years.

The distinguishing features of the Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth are 11 circuits, the turns arranged in 4 quadrants, lunations or teeth around the perimeter, and a 6-petal rosette in the centre.

 

Walking a Labyrinth is a form of wordless prayer, a spiritual pilgrimage. Requiring about 30-45 minutes to walk a distance of almost ½ km. A Labyrinth has only one path that leads slowly to the centre and back again by the same path.

 

Many people find that walking this path naturally quietens the mind and helps them become more centred and in touch with their spiritual nature.

 

The Labyrinth is on the corner of Manchester & Kilmore Streets, Christchurch.

 

St Luke’s Labyrinth is available for all to walk, at any time, with occasional guided meditations.