Skip to comments.CHRISTMAS EVE IN SPACE AND COMMUNION ON THE MOON(Flashback!)
Posted on 09/03/2018 2:14:02 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
It happened on Christmas Eve, 48 years ago. Three men took turns reading from the first 10 verses of the Book of Genesis. They were nearly 250,000 miles away from Bethlehem, but since it was the night before Christmas, and there was no chimney from which to hang their stockings, the three astronauts inside the Apollo 8 capsule orbiting the moon thought it would be appropriate. So as Jim Lovell,Frank Borman and Bill Anders looked at the faraway Earth through the small window of the spacecraft, they read the verses: In the beginning, God made the heavens and the Earth.
--SNIP-- Commander Edwin Buzz Aldrin, thought he might do something similar to mark what was certainly an epochal moment in the history of our race. But what could one do to mark the first time human beings landed on another heavenly body? He asked Dean Woodruff, the pastor of his church in Webster, Texas, who had an idea.
What if he were to take communion?
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Great stories only surpassed by the fact that Madalyn Murray OHair eventually disappeared from this earth without a trace, dropped into the pits of hell.
For some reason, the events of that Christmas Eve aboard Apollo 8 had more of an emotional effect on me than the landing of Apollo 11......still do.
Apollo 8 brought a message about Christmas "In the beginning".
Apollo 11 brought a message about Christmas in July.
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