The Anglican Cathedral of Second Life


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Come and See

On 14 January, the Second Sunday of Epiphany, Helene Milena preached the following sermon in the Anglican Cathedral on Epiphany Island in Second Life. The readings were  Psalm 139: 1-5, 12-181 Samuel 3:1-10, John 1:43-51.

Today is the Second Sunday of Epiphany. Churches of the different traditions use this time to celebrate the revelation of Jesus to people in various ways.

The churches in the west have tended to concentrate on the visit by the magi or kings to visit Jesus when he was a young child. The magi represent all Gentiles, all non-Jews, who are included in the wonderful event of God coming to live among us. This is a reminder that there are many people around the world who have not yet heard the Gospel or seen the Christian faith in action. It’s a good time to pray for the mission of the Church around the world, and within SL of course. Continue reading


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Awaiting God’s call

On 18th October, the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, Helene Milena preached the following sermon in the Anglican Cathedral on Epiphany Island in Second Life. The readings were Psalm 104:1-10, Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45.

If you were to ask young people what they want in life, many might look to a famous actor or singer and long to be like them. They see the adulation of the crowds; flashes as hundreds of photos are taken at film premieres and concerts; the fancy cars, jewellery and designer clothes that are the trappings of wealth. It’s understandable that a person might long for that sort of life. Success looks like that, if we are to believe the media.

Sadly that external success does not always lead to contentment. The same media that reports on the great achievements of superstars also often have the sad duty of reporting on the untimely death of those same people. They have all that they longed for but it’s not enough, or it’s too much of the wrong thing. Drugs, alcohol or suicide seem the only solutions to a dream turned sour. We’re actually not always very good at finding true success in life. Continue reading