Sacrament at Conference

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1983
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323075
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Title Sacrament at Conference
Description SACRAMENT AT CONFERENCE James L. Jacobs 1052 Darling Street Ogden, Utah Non-professional Division Second Place Anecdote North Sanpete LDS quarterly conference in the early 1900's was a time of gathering of all faithful church mem-bers. But, unlike conferences of today, holy sacrament was shared by all members present. The officiators at the sacrament table were usually older men who ceremoniously raised their right arm to the square while pronouncing the sacrament blessings. Some of them raised both arsm while giving the prayers. There was no problem with the bread. It was prepared on large china plates equipped with high arched handles made of heavy twisted wire and served to the congregation. But the water was another matter. It was served in goblets, which were passed from person to person so each could take a small sip and pass it on to his neighbor to do likewise. Pitchers of water were available to replenish the supply when it ran low. Most of the people were accustomed to drinking the sacrament water from a common container, so they sipped and passed the goblet on with no apparent concern. Others, primarily some of the younger ladies, did not enjoy drinking from the same container everyone else used. This was especially noticeable when they followed some of the full-bearded old men, or those with whom they were not parti-cularly friendly. It was interesting to watch people as the water gob-lets were passed to them. Some would carefully turn the goblet so they could drink right over the handle. Others placed their hands on each side of the goblet and tipped it up, but did not actually touch their lips to it. Still others sipped obediently, then wiped their lips vigorously -8-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 15
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-18
Date Modified 2005-02-18
ID 323062
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