LDS History, Jan 1, 1877

-- Jan 1, 1877
[Sermon] Brigham Young: The Great Privilege of Having a Temple Completed - Past Efforts for this Purpose - Remarks on Conduct - Earth, Heaven, and Hell, Looking at the Latter - Day Saints - Running After Holes in The Ground - Arrangements for the Future, JD 18:303 - 305 (1)

-- Jan 1, 1877 to 1884, June 26
[Wilford Woodruff] Serves as the first president of the St. George Utah Temple. (2)

-- Feb 25, 1877
[Sermon] Orson Pratt: Daniel's Vision - Nebuchadnezzar's Dream - Its Interpretation - The Coming of the Ancient of Days - Joseph Smith:'s Prophecy - Things Yet to Be Fulfilled - The Valley of God Where Adam Dwelt - The Establishment of the Kingdom of God - The Coming Millennium and Triumph of the Saints, JD 18:335 - 348 (1)

-- Mar 23, 1877
John D. Lee executed for his participation in Mountain Meadows Massacre. (3)

[U.S. Religious History] John Doyle Lee, a Mormon fanatic, was executed by a firing squad, Lee had masterminded a massacre of Arkansas Methodist emigrants in 1857. In the "Mountain Meadows Massacre," a wagon train of 127 died at Mountain Meadows (near Cedar City), Utah. (4)

-- Apr 2, 1877
[Sermon] Joseph F. Smith: Belief and Knowledge - Personal Knowledge Indispensable - Possession of the Holy Ghost Necessary to the Knowledge of the Truth - How to Obtain the Holy Ghost - His Office - The Enmity of the World Towards the Priesthood An Evidence of Its Divine Authority - Always Was and Always Will Be So - Conditions Upon Which Blessings Are to Be Obtained, or Lost, JD 19:20 - 26 (1)

-- Apr 4, 1877
[Apostle John Henry Smith] Marries Josephine Groesbeck as a plural wife, daughter of prominent businessman Nicholas Groesbeck. (5)

[Sermon] George Q. Cannon: Feelings in the Temple - Value of the Sacred Records - The Gospel Finds Testimony in Opposition - The Gospel Always the Same - Martyrs Versus Heroes - Ordinances for the Dead, JD 18:349 - 353 (1)

-- Apr 5, 1877
[Sermon] Lorenzo Snow: Necessity for Effort - Regulation of Temporal Affairs - Consecration and Stewardship - Preparation for Building in Jackson County - Responsibility of Presidents - How Confidence is Created - The United Order - Desires for the Future, JD 18:371 - 376 (1)

[Sermon] Orson Hyde: Prayer the Medium for Blessing - Practical Morality Establishes Confidence - The Prophet Joseph Manifest in Brigham - Age Prevents Effort, But When Behind the Veil, Freedom From Obstruction is Our Opportunity, JD 19:57 - 60 (1)

-- Apr 6, 1877
[Brigham Young] Dedicates the St. George Temple. Gives new emphasis to the proper organization of the priesthood. (6)

St. George Temple dedicated. [See Temples: Latter-day Saint Temples.] President Brigham Young received revelation to set in order the Church priesthood organization and stakes of Zion. (7)

Dedication of St. George Temple. (3)

1 - Journal of Discourses,
2 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, Salt Lake City, Utah
3 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
4 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
5 - White, Jean Bickmore, Church, State, and Politics, p.xviii, A John Henry Smith Chronology
6 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, Utah
7 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
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