I presume that most of us were unaware of this story. I didn't know this, but it's awesome! 43 years ago...guess what happened... many have not
heard of this before . . .
Communion on the Moon:
July 20, 1969 (This is an article by Eric Metaxas)
Forty-three years ago two human beings changed history by walking on the surface of the moon.
But what happened before Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong exited the Lunar Module is perhaps even more amazing, if
only because so few people know about it. "I'm talking about the fact that Buzz Aldrin took communion on the surface of the moon. Some months after his return, he wrote about it in Guideposts
magazine. And a few years ago I had the privilege of meeting him myself. I asked him about it and he confirmed the story to me, and I wrote about in my book Everything You Always Wanted to Know About
God (But Were Afraid to Ask).
The background to the story is that Aldrin was an elder at his Presbyterian Church in Texas during this period
in his life, and knowing that he would soon be doing something unprecedented in human history, he felt he should mark the occasion somehow, and he asked his minister to help him. And so the minister
consecrated a communion wafer and a small vial of communion wine. And Buzz Aldrin took them with him out of the Earth's orbit and on to the surface of the moon.
He and Armstrong had only been on the lunar surface for a few minutes when Aldrin made the following public
"This is the LM pilot. I'd like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever
they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his or her own way." He then ended radio communication and there, on the silent surface of
the moon, 250,000 miles from home, he read a verse from the Gospel of John, and he took communion.
Here is his own account of what happened:
"In the radio blackout, I opened the little plastic packages which contained the bread and the wine. I poured
the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the wine slowly curled and gracefully came up the side of the cup. Then I read the scripture, 'I am the vine,
you are the branches. Whosoever abides in me will bring forth much fruit. Apart from me you can do nothing.'
"I had intended to read my communion passage back to earth, but at the last minute [they] had requested that I
not do this. NASA was already embroiled in a legal battle with Madelyn Murray O'Hare, the celebrated opponent of religion, over the Apollo 8 crew reading from Genesis while orbiting the moon at
Christmas. I agreed reluctantly."
"I ate the tiny Host and swallowed the wine. I gave thanks for the intelligence and spirit that had
brought two young pilots to the Sea of Tranquility. It was interesting for me to think: the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the very first food eaten there, were the communion
elements." And of course, it's interesting to think that some of the first words spoken on the moon were the words of Jesus Christ, who made the Earth and the moon - and who, in the immortal words of
Dante, is Himself the "Love that moves the Sun and other stars."
Check out this video! Let us know what you think could be going on.
Noah's Ark Is (still) In Turkey
Why is this not a BIG story?
I'm often amazed at our lack of knowledge about history. Ordinary people are hungry for this information, yet the organizations
responsible to disseminate these facts seem to have an agenda to keep us in the dark. This is especially true when it comes to our ancient human history. I won't hold you in suspense with this
article: The Ark of Noah has been found. It's real. I'll describe the evidence in some detail and end with the historical and religious implications.
This is a really fascinating article. Click on the link above and enjoy. Noahs ark has been found and the evidence is there for you
to see. Share this with others if you feel the evidence speaks for itself.
You may not be catholic, but this is worth watching!
An outspoken Colorado Catholic priest was asked to lead thousands of delegates in prayer at the state
Republican convention. What he said next caused quite a stir in the convention hall. See for yourself...
Check out this video about The Shroud of Turin. It gives some pretty compelling facts about the authenticity of the Shroud.
"WE ARE MORE ALIKE THAN DIFFERENT"
Please watch this short video, it is very moving and should remind us that all of God's Creation is Special!
Check out this video! Tell us what you think. Do angels exist? Does God still do miracles?