Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Priests Didn’t Always Bless the Sacrament

A wonderful aspect of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that it changes.  Each General Conference is exciting, since we have no idea what will be announced. Maybe some new temples, or how about a change in missionary age. It’s great! Each Sunday we observe the Priests blessing the Sacrament and may think this is the way it has always been. Hardly. There was a time in the Church when the way the Sacrament was administered could differ from ward to ward. So, if the Priests didn’t always bless the sacrament in the 1850’s and into the 1870’s, then who did?

a.      The bishopric

b.      The Teachers

c.       The bishopric and Acting Teachers

d.      The High Priests


Yesterday’s answer:

b.   Watermelon

Henry Bigler’s journal Dec. 25, 1846: To-day our mess got a fine watermelon of the Indians and feasted on it as it is Christmas day.

Chronicles of Courage, Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Salt Lake City: Lesson Committee, 1993), V4:197.

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