The Anglican Cathedral of Second Life


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Holy Week and Easter Services 2015

Several of these services need readers. If you can help please contact me. All are welcome to attend. All times are Second Life Time.

  • Palm Sunday 29 March

Midnight, 6pm in the chapel

Noon – Palm Procession and Passion Sunday. I need up to 14 readers, though we can double up on small parts. Jesus and the narrator are big parts.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 30, 31 March, 1 April

Midnight and noon  in the chapel.

  • Maundy/Holy Thursday 2 April

Midnight in the chapel.

Noon in the Cathedral – 7 readers needed.

  • Good Friday 3 April

Midnight in the chapel.

6am Stations of the Cross in the Cathedral. I would be happy to have one or two readers share the meditations with me.

Noon Tenebrae (A service of shadows) in the Cathedral. 6 readers needed.

  • Holy Saturday 4 April

Midnight in the chapel.

Noon Easter vigil in the Cathedral  – 6 readers needed.

  • Easter Day 5 April

NO BIBLE STUDY

Midnight, 6pm in the chapel

Noon in the Cathedral – 2 readers needed.

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Promises, promises

On 1st March 2015, the second Sunday of Lent, Helene Milena preached the following sermon in the Anglican Cathedral on Epiphany Island in Second Life. The readings were Psalm 22:23-31, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, and Mark 8:31-38.

God is a God of promises, and when he promises he means what he says. Jesus is the promised one, the one God sent to save his people. In order to save them he had to suffer on our behalf. When Peter, Jesus’ disciple, heard this he was shocked. This did not fit with God’s promise of a king to reign on David’s throne forever. Peter sought to deflect Jesus from his chosen path, but Jesus knew he had to keep on the way, God’s way.  Continue reading

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Repent, turn around

On 22nd February 2015, the first Sunday of Lent, Helene Milena preached the following sermon in the Anglican Cathedral on Epiphany Island in Second Life. The readings were Psalm 25:1-9, Genesis 9:8-17, and Mark 1:9-15.

When Jesus arrived to begin his ministry, God had been silent for a long time. It was easy to believe that he had given up on his covenants with his people. Jesus’ message was a call to repent of disbelieve and believe the very good news that God’s kingdom had drawn near. God was not distant but very present and calling his people into a renewed relationship with him. Continue reading

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Awakening our spiritual sense

On 15th February 2015, the Sunday next before Lent, Helene Milena preached the following sermon in the Anglican Cathedral on Epiphany Island in Second Life. The readings were Psalm 50:1-6, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, and Mark 9:2-9.

God is a different order of being from ourselves. It is therefore very difficult for us to understand him. He is too glorious for us to be able to look at him, but he has helped people by appearing as light and fire, things we can understand. The supreme example of God sharing what he is like comes in the person of Jesus. By Jesus living our life, walking and talking with us, experiencing cold, heat, thirst, hunger, pain, but living life as it should be lived, we are able to see God as he is.  Continue reading

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Who is Jesus?

On 8th February 2015, the second Sunday before Lent, Helene Milena preached the following sermon in the Anglican Cathedral on Epiphany Island in Second Life. The readings were Psalm 104:26-35, Colossians 1:15-20, and John 1:1-14.

It was very important that those living in Israel in the first century understood who Jesus is. God sent John the Baptist ahead of Jesus to prepare the way and prepare the hearts of the people to respond to Jesus. As we know, many did respond but others rejected him. Still others chose to condemn Jesus to death. John the Evangelist wrote his Gospel so that those who came along later could also understand who Jesus is and have the opportunity to respond. That opportunity is still available to everyone today.  Continue reading

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Candlemas

On 1st February 2015, the fourth Sunday of Epiphany, Helene Milena preached the following sermon in the Anglican Cathedral on Epiphany Island in Second Life. The readings were Psalm 24, Malachi 3:1-5, and Luke 2:22-40.

Candlemas, which we celebrated on Sunday, has many meanings. Perhaps the most poignant is the fact that Jesus is presented in the Temple as belonging to the Lord and Simeon has to tell Mary that she will suffer a sword piercing her soul. What a message to have to deliver! What a message for a young mum to hear! But the cross overshadowed Jesus from his conception. It was necessary for our salvation. Continue reading

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Changing spots

On 25th January 2015, the third Sunday of Epiphany, Helene Milena preached the following sermon in the Anglican Cathedral on Epiphany Island in Second Life. The readings were Psalm 67, Acts 9:1-22, and Matthew 19:27-30.

Can leopards change their spots? Can people change their character? Most of us would be very doubtful but the conversion of St Paul was dramatic and long lasting. If God can change someone like Paul who was dedicated to serving God by eliminating Christians, but became one of the most influential Christians of all time, he can surely change others. Continue reading

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