rightA 'virtual chapel is an Orthodox edifice built in virtual reality.
It appears that the first virtual Orthodox chapel was built in Second Life. In a post on Sept. 3, 2006, Todd Michael ("OrthoCelt") states:
- "I have managed to find another Orthodox online, who built a small Eastern Rite chapel. So to mix things up, I build a rather large Western Rite chapel for Raphael on the property he owns (also seen in the photo), with Ancient Faith Radio being piped in for background music."
- http://tarasbalderdash.blogspot.com/2006/08/new-home-for-order-and-its-chapel.html (includes mention of a Slavonic psalter and "Orthodox Christian gestures"
- w:Second Life
- Edward Castronove, Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games (U of Chicago Press, 2006) ISBN 0226096270