The Anglican Cathedral of Second Life

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Thoughts on Creationtide

Well, this is the first time I have been so aware of Creationtide and I have found it a very interesting few weeks. Often, the focus of our environmental thinking is on our failings as a species to care for our environment, and of course we must keep thinking and acting to counteract the damage done. I was aware as I thought of how difficult it is for the Church to involve itself with anything like this without being accused of being “political”. Maybe sometimes we have to be political!

But for me the most thought-provoking moment came when I read a passage from “H is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald, a passage which I found on the C of E’s Creationtide website ( The Earth, her plants and her creatures bring us joy and comfort in so many ways. I’m looking forward to next year!

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Creationtide Sunday

On 2nd September, the second day of Creationtide, Helene Milena preached the following sermon in the Anglican Cathedral on Epiphany Island in Second Life. The readings were Psalm 36:5-9, James 1:17-27 and Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23.

Earlier in the week I watched a television programme called ‘A week without lying’ (BBC Horizon Scientists studied three people from diverse walks of life to find out if it is possible to live without lying. Using the latest technology, the participants were monitored for heart rate, sweating, body movements and language use to indicate if they were lying or not. Once some baseline measurements had been taken during typical days, the second part of the experiment challenged the participants to live for a week without lying. Continue reading