Monday, October 21, 2013

The Majority Held this Office

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Joseph Smith ordaining a member of the priesthood
In the early Utah years of the Church, which office of the Melchizedek Priesthood did most men hold?

a.      Seventy

b.      Elder

c.       High Priest

d.      Perspective Elder

Yesterday’s answers:

1.      D   Horsefly, British Columbia

For 100 years, Horsefly, British Columbia went without a church meetinghouse until LDS Church members finally built one in 1981. The isolated logging community of 500 had 42 members with a 95 percent activity rate when their new building was dedicated. Settled during the gold rush days in the 1870s and ‘80s, the community was first called Harper’s Camp, but residents decided to rename it after the large and troublesome flies buzzing in the area.

Skousen, Paul, B., The Skousen Book of Mormon World Records, (Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2004), 231.


2.      A   Hannoverisch, Munden, Germany

Built in 1687 in Hannoverisch, Munden, Germany, a 275-year-old building became the oldest LDS chapel in the world when it was dedicated in 1962. A sign over the door dated 1775 tells of a former occupant, George Grotfend, who was famous for being one of the original deciphering experts of ancient cuneiform script.

Skousen, Paul, B., The Skousen Book of Mormon World Records, (Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2004), 231.


3.      D   Bountiful, Utah

The Bountiful Tabernacle, dedicated March 14, 1863, is the oldest building in America that is still used by the Church as a regular meeting house. It underwent a $1 million restoration in 1976.

Skousen, Paul, B., The Skousen Book of Mormon World Records, (Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2004), 231.

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