The Relevance of Benedictine Hospitality for the Hospitality of Metaverse Church


  • Daniel Winardi Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Reformed Indonesia, Jakarta



Metaverse, Hospitality, Benedictine, Church, Worship Service, Place, Ministry


This article explores how metaverse worship can be­c­o­me essential for churches to accommodate worship acti­vi­t­ies amid the Covid-19 pan­de­mic situation and beyond. The advance­ment of metaverse te­ch­­nology en­a­bles its users to be pre­sent in the virtual world us­ing their own avatars using integrated with various contexts of life, su­ch as school, shop­p­ing, enterta­in­ment, and religion. Metaverse itself has developed since 2016 and has been used for multiple church activities. With such rapid development, the church should be able to think critically about the many theolo­g­i­cal aspects of a metaverse service, especially the practice of hospitality in such a service. I argue that churches can learn from the Benedictine tradition to strengthen and complement things that are missing from their practice of hospitality. Amid the pros and cons of hospitality in a metaverse service, I believe that while an ideal method of hospitality can­n­ot be implemented in a metaverse service yet, Christians sho­u­ld never­th­e­less allow churches that have or have not held a me­taverse ser­vice to continue to seek for their own pattern of hospitality as time goes on.


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How to Cite

Winardi, Daniel. “The Relevance of Benedictine Hospitality for the Hospitality of Metaverse Church”. Veritas: Jurnal Teologi dan Pelayanan 22, no. 1 (June 4, 2023): 39–52. Accessed December 11, 2023.