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Monday, April 6, 2015
Interfaith Days: Founding of the LDS Church
Joseph Smith, c. 1842
Today is the anniversary of the founding of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in 1830. The prophet Joseph Smith had been staying at the Fayette, NY home of Peter Whitmer, where Smith completed the translation of the Book of Mormon, and where Smith continued to receive divine revelations. One was a commandment to organize the church, as described at this site. April 6 is also considered by Mormons to be the date of Christ's birth, and it is also the date of dedication of the St. George Utah Temple, the Salt Lake Temple, and the Palmyra New York Temple.