1968 Christmas Eve…Apollo 8
Christmas Eve, 1968: three astronauts recited versus from the Book of Genesis to the people of Earth. Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders did a live presentation wishing us a Merry Christmas from 200,000 miles away. Although several audio postings have surfaced over the years, I hope you will enjoy this link that embeds pictures and music to the message.
Let’s end in prayer from the Agathestos Hymn, 6th Century, Greece as it is often repeated at Christmas:
Hail, thou restoration of fallen Adam:
Hail, thou redemption of the tears of Eve.
Hail, thou heavenly ladder by which God came down:
Hail, bridge leading from earth to heaven…
Hail, land of promise:
Hail thou from whom flows forth milk and honey.
Hail, space for the uncontained God;
Hail, door of solemn mystery.