Thursday, March 25, 2010

Why do we end that way?

When did closing speeches with “…in the name of Jesus Christ, amen” become standard in church meetings? General conference addresses in the first half of the twentieth century didn’t always end that way. Did sacrament meeting addresses and public testimonies end that way back then, or did that come in later? Anybody out there have any memory of that era of public speaking in the church?

1 comment:

Heather the Mama Duk said...

They have to end that way. How else would we know when people are done? I mean, sometimes I'm not quite sure they are done even when they say that.