Did you know that Buzz Aldrin had taken the Lord's Supper in the lunar module?

“I would like to ask for a few moments of silence. I invite everyone who is listening, wherever they are and whoever they are, to contemplate for a moment the events of these last hours and to thank everyone in their own way. "

C 'is in any case what an article of the Guideposts appeared in October 1970. Buzz Aldrin himself allegedly insisted on sharing bread and wine in his lunar module. For him, this mission was part of “God's eternal plan for man”.

“I wondered if it would be possible to take Communion on the Moon, symbolizing the thought that God was revealing himself there too, as man moved towards the universe. Many in the NASA program believe that what we are doing is part of God's eternal plan for man. "

Once this idea was proposed, material questions quickly arose:

“I could carry the bread in a plastic bag, just like the regular food on board. Wines too - there will be just enough gravity on the moon for the liquid to flow. I will be able to drink normally from a cup. "

According to the Guideposts, the church gathered and took the Lord's Supper as Buzz Aldrin was doing it on the moon.

“That Sunday our home church was gathering for fellowship, as I joined them as close to the same time as possible, taking fellowship inside the lunar module, wanting to all represent that way, not only our local church, but the church as a whole. "

Buzz Aldrin called Houston:

“I would like to ask for a few moments of silence. I invite everyone who is listening, wherever they are and whoever they are, to contemplate for a moment the events of these last hours and to thank everyone in their own way. "

He then tells

“I poured the wine into the chalice our church gave me. In the moon's sixth of gravity, the wine coiled slowly and gracefully over the side of the goblet. It was interesting to think that the very first liquid poured on the moon and the first food eaten there were elements of communion. […] I felt particularly strongly my oneness with our home church and with the universal church. "

Pastor Dean, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin then read the same passage:

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me and in whom I abide bears much fruit, for without me you can do nothing. (Jean 15: 5)

MC

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