Navy Chaplain Candidates Lead Ship in Prayer

“Tattoo, tattoo, lights out in five minutes, standby for the evening prayer…”

A short but interesting article from the US Navy describes how Navy chaplain candidates — “chaplain candidate program officers,” or “CCPOs”) — are visiting aboard the embarked nuclear aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Of note [emphasis added]: 

The CCPOs are observing and assisting the ship’s chaplains in church services and leading the crew in evening prayer.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the US Navy still continues the centuries-old shipboard prayer every night over the 1MC, much to the dismay of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and others, including Michael “Mikey” Weinstein’s MRFF.


One comment

  • Anonymous Patriot

    Those chaplains must have great burden to carry, considering they are to minister to approx. 6,000 souls, give or take.