Mormon studies, construction, tabernacle, photography
October 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the first general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held in the Salt Lake City Tabernacle. On October 6, 1867, the first day of the conference, Brigham Young prayed,
O God our Heavenly Father, who dwells in the heavens, in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ we come before thee at this time to worship thee on this occasion. . . .
We pray thee in the name of Jesus to bless this congregation who have assembled within the walls of this house for the first time to worship thee. We dedicate ourselves unto thee, each and every one of us. We dedicate unto thee this house and all that pertains there unto, and pray thee in the name of Jesus Christ to give us the ability to complete the same. After we dedicate it unto the Lord of Hosts, it is then really thine.
Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel and Fox, Ronald L.
"An Edward Martin Photograph of the Construction of the Great Tabernacle,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 56
, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol56/iss3/9