Guess who was present in the Communion line the next year?
No need to guess... it's a stock answer that has been used for three thousand years, used to inspire and make a point, not to give factual biographical information. The circumstances and setup has changed, but the general storytelling elements/themes/solutions are the same now as they were millennia ago. The thing I never understood is why hagiographers always had people dying by decapitation. I don't know how many lives of saints stories I read where the saint was jabbed with spears, beaten, twisted, burnt, etc., and lived, but then when it came time to have their head chopped off, it worked right away. Maybe the Christians chose that form of execution as an example of a triumphant way of being martyred because it is how Paul reportedly died, I dunno.