This week in Church history

100 years ago

The rebuilt Brigham City (Utah) tabernacle, which had been destroyed by fire a little over a year before, was dedicated on March 21, 1897, according to an article in the March 23, 1897, Deseret News.

President George Q. Cannon, first counselor in the First Presidency, offered the dedicatory prayer during the second of three meetings held on March 21.

The article reported, "All three of the meetings were unusually well attended, an excellent spirit was manifested and all seemed to feel well paid for what they had contributed for the erection of so convenient, comfortable and beautiful a place of worship."

Among those attending were President Lorenzo Snow, then president of the Quorum of the Twelve, and Elder Franklin D. Richards of the Quorum of the Twelve.

President Rudger Clawson, then president of the Box Elder Stake, told the congregation in the first meeting that priesthood leaders quickly determined to rebuild the tabernacle shortly after the fire left nothing but the walls of the original building.

Quote from the past

I tell you, my brethren and sisters, the time has come when a higher standard of purity must be observed by us as a people than has been in the past. We must live worthy of these blessings which God has bestowed upon us. - President George Q. Cannon in the October 1884 general conference

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