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« Reply #105 on: April 04, 2009, 11:33:55 pm »

devotion, being the emblem of the interior of the Temple of Jerusalem, but Géruzez quotes no authority for his assertion. Another explanation, based upon the occurrence of the figures of the architects or founders in certain of the designs, is that the labyrinth was a sort of masonic seal, signifying that the pious aim of the builder had been to raise to the glory of God a structure to vie with the splendours of the traditional Labyrinth. It is also said that in some cases the "Chemins" were used for processional purposes.

Some writers have held that the labyrinth was inserted in the church as typifying the Christian's life or the devious course of those who yield to temptation. Some have thought that it represented the path from the house of Pilate to Calvary, pointing out that Chateaubriand, in his "Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem," mentioned two hours as the period which he took to repeat Christ's journey, and that the same time would be taken in traversing the average pavement labyrinth on the knees.

The use of the labyrinth as a simile for the Christian's life is shown in a stone inscription in the Museum at Lyons:


HOC SPECVLO • SPECVLARE LEGENS • QVOD SIS MORITVRVS
QVOD CINIS IMMOLVTVM QVOD VERMIBVS ESCA FVTVRVS
SED TAMEN VT SEMPER VIVAS • MALE VIVERE VITA
XPM QVESO ROGA • SIT VT IN XPO MEA VITA
ME CAPVT APRIL’ • EX HOC RAPVIT LABERINTO
PREBITVM • DOCEO VERSV MĀ FVNERA QN̄TO:
                  STEPHANVS • FECIT OC.

Whether this inscription was ever attached to a labyrinthine design is not known.

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