190th anniversary of the founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Today is April 6, 2020.  Exactly 190 years ago today, on April 6, 1830, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded in Fayette, New York by Joseph Smith. To celebrate this occasion, you can read one of the first printings of the revelation that was received that day, known as “The Articles and Covenants of the Church of Christ,” in the The Evening and the Morning Star. Today this revelation is printed in the Doctrine and Covenants as Section 20.

The Evening and the Morning Star was the first newspaper for the Church, printed in William W. Phelps’ printing shop in Independence, Missouri, starting in June 1832.  This same printing shop printed the Book of Commandments one year later, before being destroyed by a mob in July 1833.

Happy anniversary to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!

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