Astronauts Take Communion On the Moon

by Nathan A. Cherry, 08/28/2012

As the world mourned the passing of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, stories and memories hit the news from all corners of the world of that fateful moment when man first walked on the moon. Armstrong’s immortal words, “That’s one small step for [a] man…one giant leap for mankind,” will forever be a reminder of what is possible. What you may not have known, or ever heard about, was that the astronauts on that mission observed communion on the moon under the leadership of Buzz Aldrin. Aldrin, an elder in his church at that time, took a communion wafer and vial of communion wine with him to the moon to share with the other astronauts. One report says: “After the lunar module touched down, Aldrin asked everyone to take a moment to give thanks in their own way. He then read scripture and took communion on the moon. ’I am the vine, you are the branches,’ Aldrin read from John 15:5. ‘Whoever abides in me will bring forth much fruit. Apart from me you can do nothing.’” Perhaps no one recognized more the weight of the phrase “apart from Me you can do nothing” than the men standing on the moon. Click here for original article.

About Nathan Cherry

Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.

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