The Anglican Cathedral of Second Life


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Our tenth birthday

On 16 July Helene Milena preached the following sermon in the Anglican Cathedral on Epiphany Island in Second Life. The readings were  Psalm 122Hebrews 12:18-24, Matthew 21:12-16.

It’s a great privilege to be able to stand here and reflect on our ministry which is now ten years old. That’s quite an achievement! What started off as a bright idea has stood the test of time, not because of our human effort but because of God’s grace.

The human beings involved in this ministry have changed over the years. People have come, contributed, and moved on leaving us changed as a result of their presence. Each has brought their gifts and remained while it was their season for doing so. I would like to think that each person has taken something positive away with them, after being part of this community. From a personal point of view, I’ve enjoyed meeting with people from all over the world and learning about them and from them, since I joined SL in AoSL’s infancy in November 2007.
In an offline church, the folk involved tend to change also of course. However, the buildings are likely to stay the same for quite a long period. Here in Second Life the buildings change more often. This is our second cathedral. The chapel is a second one also. The Community Center is a third design. The Parish House is being changed at the moment too. These changes represent the wonderful creativity of the residents in SL and a response to our needs as a community. Continue reading

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On 2 July Helene Milena preached the following sermon in the Anglican Cathedral on Epiphany Island in Second Life. The readings were  Psalm 13Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42.

If you’ve been keeping your eye on the notices or the blog, you will know that this month we are celebrating the fact that Anglicans of Second Life is ten years old. That’s quite an achievement in a world where initiatives come and go at an alarming rate. I’ve met people who are amazed that their old landmark still works to get them to the cathedral. Anyone who has had a nasty shock when using an old landmark and arriving somewhere totally different to what they expected will understand how significant it is to have a landmark from the past which still works.

Yesterday we began our birthday celebrations with a dance, hosted by our own superhero Captain Canuck (aka Celberon). Celberon is a Canadian and yesterday was Canada Day. Canada was also celebrating a significant anniversary – 150 years since its foundation! So, it was all very appropriate, celebrating our 10 years and Canada’s 150 years with a dance to music by Canadian musicians and hosted by Captain Canuck who is a Canadian comic book superhero. Being a DJ is not listed as one of Captain Canuck’s special powers, but he’s pretty good at it! Continue reading


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We are 10!!!

Anglicans of Second Life is ten years old. That is quite an achievement and well worth celebrating, which is what we are doing in July.

Throughout the month there will be displays of photos from our past. If you have been a member of our group in SL for some time you can take a trip down memory lane.

Events currently planned are:

  • Saturday 1 July 2-3pm. Canada Day dance hosted by our own Canadian superhero Captain Canuck!
  • Sunday 9 July 12noon Sea Sunday service followed at 1pm onwards by fun and games as the sim is flooded. Come to swim, boat and play accompanied by suitable maritime music.
  • Sunday 16 July Birthday Dance from 1-3pm at the Community Centre. Fairground rides, refreshments and more. Do come and join us.
  • Other events may be added. Watch out for notices.

Do come and join us for one of our events. Bring your friends, have a great time.

Helene Milena – Lay Pastor