Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Busting At the Seams

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Today we refer to the division that comprise a Stake as wards. What was this division referred to in the early 1900’s?


A)     Sunday schools

B)     Communities

C)     Relief Societies

D)     Meeting houses


Yesterday’s answer:


(C)   Palmyra, New York


The Palmyra New York Temple was dedicated 6 April 2000, exactly one hundred seventy years after the Church was organized on 6 April 1830. Never before in this dispensation have so many members been able to witness the dedication of a temple.

     When the dates were announced, it was also announced that the dedication would be broadcast from the temple in Palmyra to the Salt Lake Tabernacle. The response was tremendous. After ticket requests for the broadcast topped two hundred thousand, the First Presidency decided to broadcast the dedication to all satellite-equipped stake centers in North America. It was estimated that the total number of Latter-day Saints in attendance at the dedication was 1.5 million.

Chad S. Hawkins, The First 100 Temples (Salt Lake City: Eagle Gate, 2001), 211; Roger J. Adams, “Palmyra Temple History.” Unpublished. 19, 21, 26-7.

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