125 years ago today - Dec 6, 1896

The First Presidency changes the monthly day of fasting from the first Thursday of the month to the first Sunday. This signals the secularization in Mormon society (particularly in Salt Lake City) where Mormons can no longer expect employers to close businesses for regular "fast and testimony" meeting or to allow LDS employees to attend without loss of pay.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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