Tuesday, February 4, 2014

It was Known as . . .

At the time of Brigham Young, South Temple Street was nicknamed what?

a.      Brigham Street

b.      Young Street

c.       Lion Street

d.      Beehive Street

Yesterday’s answer:

b.   Patriarchal blessings

It was a common practice for Saints to obtain patriarchal blessings. Patriarchs often traveled in circuits so people could receive their blessings. Recipients paid a small fee to reimburse the patriarch for his traveling expenses. Sometimes Saints received two or more patriarchal blessing in their lifetimes. Within three weeks of arriving in the Salt Lake Valley in 1850, for example, Martha Spence Heywood sought for and received her blessing from Patriarch John Smith. Three years later, she received a second blessing from a Brother Cazier. Many, like Sarah Dugard Crowther, received a patriarchal blessing in Nauvoo and a second one in Utah.

Nearly Everything Imaginable, Walker, Ronald W., Doris R. Dant ed., (Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1999), 273.

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