October 7*: World Communion Sunday

On the first Sunday in October, congregations around the globe participate in an event known as World Communion Sunday. The celebration was begun in 1936 by a Presbyterian church in Pittsburgh, but has since spread throughout the world and across many denominations (check here for more info).

On World Communion Sunday, these churches recognize the vastness of the church across the miles (and the years). It should be quite humbling to realize that people throughout the world are doing the same things, just as Christians have for centuries. They meet together to worship, to sing, to pray, to learn about God, to break the bread, and to drink the cup. The song styles may change, the clothing may look drastically different, and the languages may be incomprehensible to me or you, but God is glorified.

“After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language,standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:

‘Salvation belongs to our God,
who sits on the throne,
and to the Lamb.'”

Revelation 7:9-10

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