Skip to comments.Com-moon-ion (Buzz Aldrin)
Posted on 07/22/2013 1:49:56 PM PDT by NYer
From the Daily Mail:
Revealed: Buzz Aldrin took Holy Communion on the MOON (but NASA kept it secret)
Former astronaut Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin may have been the second man to walk on the moon, but he was the first – and only – person to celebrate Holy Communion on it.
Inside the lunar module just hours before following Neil Armstrong onto the heavenly body in 1969, Aldrin celebrated the Christian sacrament with wafers and a bottle of wine – a fact the U.S. government reportedly refused to make public at the time.
The Apollo 11 astronaut’s plan to broadcast the religious act back to Earth was blocked by NASA after an atheist filed a lawsuit complaining about a previous holy broadcast on the Apollo 8.
Holy Communion is a Christian act of worship in which parishioners recreate the last meal Jesus had with his disciples, known as the Last Supper.
Before stepping out of the module, Aldrin pulled out a small plastic container of wine and some bread which he had brought from Webster Presbyterian church near Houston, where he was an elder.
Aldrin had received permission from the Presbyterian church’s general assembly to administer it to himself.
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For more about who is Bishop of the Moon, go HERE.
I may be mistaken but it seems like it was included in the movie “Moonshot”.
Communion on the Moon, score so far:
Presbyterians 1, Catholics 0
Buzz is the coolest of the moon-walkers. He saw UFOs. He took communion on the Moon. And, he beat up that hippie a couple years ago.
It was included in “From The Earth To The Moon.” I watched it on Saturday night to mark the anniversary of the landing.
Aldrin quotes John 15:5 in administering the sacrament.
Which Federal Circuit Court has jurisdiction over the moon?
That alone would have kept the atheist lawsuit tied-up for at least thirteen years.
Well, now that you mention it... those are all things that a cool guy would do.
I am remembering that Buzz was an alcoholic for many years so he took more than his share of ‘the holy wine.’
:: Holy Communion is a Christian act of worship in which parishioners recreate the last meal Jesus had with his disciples, known as the Last Supper. ::
A “eucharist of one” is no eucharist (note the term “parishioners” above?).
If Buzz can claim a eucharist celebration sequestered in his “hovel of technology”, then so can I every evening with a glass of Valpolicella and a corn-meal bicuit. BCSCO can grab a few crackers and a Woodford Reserve and do the same.
Buzz just be showin’ off!
I knew I had seen it in a film somewhere.
They also made Buzz into a GI Joe.
OH MAN props to Buzz
Catholics - 0 ... because a priest must be present. To my knowledge, no astronauts have been Catholic priests.
He called our house back in the early 80s left messages by mistake not just once but a bunch of times on the machine. one day my mom answered they talked for about an hour and a half he came and saw her at Computer Sciences after that to meet her and say hi he was down the the street Raytheon or TRW for some kind of function he was just a good guy LAX area And no he did not try to pick up my mother
Here you go!
It’s a PCUSA church. I thought those didn’t count as Presbyterian. Was I wrong?
>>>And no he did not try to pick up my mother
Well, of course. He’s cool, but he’s not Chuck Norris!