It Could Be Worse…

It may be difficult not gathering for worship together during the COVID-19 pandemic, but just think, you could be gathering for worship outside … in the snow … in the cold … in Alaska!

The caption to this U.S. Army photograph dated 31 January 1955 reads:

Time Out for Worship at Camp

Using a Jeep as improvised altar, Chaplain (Maj.) Joseph M. Mollner, chaplain of the 53d Infantry, celebrates Roman Catholic mass during Exercise Snowbird. Troops of the 53d have established base camp near Caswell, Alaska, and they will act as ‘aggressor’ forces during second phase of the maneuvers.


Photo by PVT Vial, Fort Richardson, Alaska, 31 Jan 1955 (TCK Archives).



About Daryl Densford

I am an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene serving as an active-duty Army Chaplain. I am currently an ethics instructor at the U.S. Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Posted on 18 May 2020, in Chaplaincy, History and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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