Funeral Sermon of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

09
Oct
Joseph, Emma and Hyrum Grave Marker

Funeral Sermon of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

Sermon read by W.W. Phelps before the Deseret Theological Institute on Wednesday evening Jun 13th 1855, and being as near as could be remembered by him, a copy of the one delivered by him at the Funeral of Joseph Smith  As the hearse bearing the “bodies” of Joseph and Hyrum Smith (actually sandbagged coffins) passed […]

For I had seen a vision: 200 years later

07
Oct
Joseph's Firs Vision

For I had seen a vision: 200 years later

The Spring of 2020 marks the 200th anniversary since Joseph Smith first prayed to God to know which church to join and received the First Vision. Carole Mikita takes a look at what this momentous revelation means in today’s world. Historians, church leaders and various artists reflect on how this event has shaped the course […]

Funeral Sermon of Joseph Smith Sr.

02
Oct
Joseph Smith Sr

Funeral Sermon of Joseph Smith Sr.

An address delivered at the funeral of Joseph Smith Sen. Late Patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by R. B. Thompson, September 15, 1840. The occasion which has brought us together this day, is one of no ordinary importance, for not only has a single family to mourn and sorrow on […]

Financial Support of the Smith Family After the Murders of Joseph & Hyrum

20
Sep
Joseph Noble Home

Financial Support of the Smith Family After the Murders of Joseph & Hyrum

At the October 1845 conference of the church held in the Nauvoo Temple, which had only days before been opened for congregational worship, Lucy Mack Smith requested to speak to the thousands of Saints who had gathered. Church authorities who were present on the occasion enthusiastically granted her request.   As far as I can document, […]

Smith Family: A Family of Integrity

15
Sep
Integrity

Smith Family: A Family of Integrity

(b. Jan. 26, 1714; d. Nov. 14, 1785), the grandfather of Joseph Smith Sr., was remembered as a man of integrity. His obituary read: “DIED–At Topsfield [Mass.] on Monday the 14th instant, Samuel Smith, Esq., aged 72. So amiable and worthy a character as he evidently appeared, both in publick and private, will render the […]

Emma Tribute

21
Jun
Emma Hale Smith, An Elect Lady

Emma Tribute

It has been said Joseph Smith “has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it.”  It has also been said behind every great man is a great woman.  Joseph Smith chose who his companion would be, his own words she was […]