Communion on the Moon

Pardon me, please, if you're familiar with this terrific story, but I never knew it: Former astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin celebrated the Lord's Supper on the moon 44 years ago, on July 20. Aldrin was an elder at Webster Presbyterian Church near Houston. According to London's Daily Mail, a Presbyterian General Assembly gave Aldrin permission to administer communion to himself on the moon, using a small plastic container of wine and some bread.

Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon, but he did not want to participate. Aldrin, who followed Armstrong out of the lunar module, poured the wine into a chalice, saying later, "It was interesting to think that the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements."

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