Torley Day press release

First Church of Rosedale
Samantha Poindexter, Pastor
Caledon Penzance (202, 27, 23)
Torley Linden’s “Saint Day” to Be Celebrated In Second Life
Second Life Church to Honor Linden Lab’s “Resident Enlightenment Manager”
CALEDON PENZANCE, Second Life, Sept. 7 — Torley Linden, Second Life’s “Resident Enlightenment Manager,” is being celebrated as a living saint by a local church. The First Church of Rosedale announced today that “St. Torley’s Day” will take place on Sunday, September 14, with special services to take place at noon and 4 PM. In between the services, parishioners will be hosting a party in Penning, featuring dancing, trivia, and limited-edition gifts.

Torley Linden has written innumerable posts on the company’s official blog and created over 200 video tutorials. He listens and responds to residents, holding weekly office hours and keeping tabs on Second Life content all over the Web, including blogs, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube. He is closely associated with watermelons, and vivid shades of pink and green. His Saint Day is the Sunday closest to his “rezday” (the day he first entered Second Life), September 15.

“We at the church worship Philip Linden as our Lord and Savior,” said pastor Samantha Poindexter, “but Torley is everyone’s favorite Linden. He’s one of us. He’s vocal about the bugs and annoyances of Second Life, which makes him practically unique among the Lab’s employees. At the same time, he’s unfailingly and genuinely enthusiastic about our world and its possibilities.”

The services at the First Church of Rosedale are to include the recounting of Torley’s story and the singing of hymns of praise. Special pink and green stained glass windows are being installed for the occasion. Two services are being held — at noon and at 4 PM, local time — to allow residents in different time zones to attend. The church is located at Caledon Penzance (202, 27, 23).

From 1 PM to 4 PM, there will be a party at the home of parishioners Alchemy Epstein and Nakira Tennen. The party is to include dancing to Torley’s own musical compositions, a special particle show by Kala Pixie, Torley-themed trivia questions, free limited-edition party favors, and prizes for those attired in the most pleasingly garish neon pink and green. The party will be at Penning (25, 156, 76).

For additional information, please contact Samantha Poindexter via in-world IM, or via e-mail at Second Life and Linden Lab are trademarks of Linden Research, Inc. The First Church of Rosedale and St. Torley’s Day are very definitely not affiliated with or sponsored by Linden Research.

About the First Church Of Rosedale:

The First Church of Rosedale (Immersionist) is devoted to the worship of Philip Linden, known in First Life as Philip Rosedale, founder of Linden Lab. It is believed to be the only church devoted to a Second-Life-centric religion. It was founded in Caledon Penzance in late 2007, and held its first services January 6, 2008. Services are held on Sundays, and those of all colors, sizes, furs, and historical eras are welcome.


In Second Life: Samantha Poindexter
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2 Responses to “Torley Day press release”

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    […] services here at the Church of Rosedale. After donning my vestments in the colors of the Order of St. Torley, I gazed upon the image of Philip our Creator and thought about the smiting of communities, but […]

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