The Untold Story of the First Communion on the Moon
By Katherine Harrington, Contributing Writer
The first communion on the moon begins 50 years ago when Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins Neil Armstrong explored the great frontier and worshipped God in the great unknown. Buzz confidentially told his story of the Communion on the moon at the 2008 16th Annual MOVIEGUIDE® Faith & Values Awards Gala in Hollywood, but now the story has received notoriety in many articles.
Aldrin was an ordained Presbyterian minister who received backlash after quoting the Psalms in flight. Reportedly he carried an index card with John 15:5 on it. Aldrin concluded the mission by reciting Psalms 8.
As the three men began their descent they all par-took in communion, praising God for His provision.
Apollo 11 is a miracle mission.
Charles Duke, the capsule communicator of Apollo 11 said ‘Abort, CAPCOM, Abort.” as the ship was about to strike the rockiest surface of the moon. Miraculously, the ship survived the moon landing a success.
On Apollo 16, Duke then became the youngest person to ever walk the moon during Apollo 16.
“My walk on the moon lasted three days. My walk with God will last forever,” Duke said at the time.
Although it took Duke six more years to recommit his life to Jesus the moon brought him to the feet of Jesus.
James Irwin an astronaut on Apollo 15 said, “As we got further and further away, it (The Earth) diminished in size. Finally, it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful you can imagine. That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. Seeing this has to change a man.”
Madalyn Murray O’Hair is the reason why the public is in the dark about this great testimony of faith. As Aldrin landed on the moon, president of the American Atheists attempted to sue NASA for the Apollo 8 Genesis readings. The lawsuit was ultimately thrown out of court and had limited effect but the story was shut down due to potential conflicts.
Despite the backlash these men still magnified the name of the Lord above all else. Psalms 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands.”