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Lost Sermons - history.lds.org Lost Sermons Hundreds of early Latter-day Saint sermons have remained unknown for more than a century because they were taken down in shorthand. Read excerpts from these previously unpublished sermons as transcribed by shorthand specialist LaJean Purcell Carruth.
Lost Sermons Introduction and Explanation
The Lost Sermons series on history.lds.org features excerpts from these recently transcribed sermons, punctuated to improve readability. The full transcriptions are made available to researchers via a link to the Church History Catalog website at the bottom of each sermon. Additional sermons will be made available regularly.
Orson Pratt, June 20, 1852 - Church History Museum
The full transcription of this sermon is available to read via the Church History Catalog. Learn more about our Lost Sermons editorial method. Learn More. Parley P. Pratt, October 31, 1852. Report of His Mission to Chile. Erastus Snow, February 20, 1853. Recollections of the Danish Mission and Teachings on Zion.
John Taylor, October 30, 1859
Excerpts from two sermons delivered by John Taylor on October 30, 1859, in the Old Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, recorded by George D. Watt.
Parley P. Pratt, October 31, 1852 - Church History Museum
Learn more about our Lost Sermons editorial method. Footnotes. This ambiguous passage may alternatively read: "[S]ome of them [I could] understand [what they] have said, others not at all. Of course [I would] say, 'I don't understand you.'" Learn More. Milo Andrus, July 17, 1853.
John Taylor, October 10, 1852
The sermon gives insight into the climate of the times and the sense of possibility Latter-day Saints felt as they began to create their own communities in the Rocky Mountain region. Intelligence and the Gospel. It is with peculiar pleasure that I arise this morning to address the congregation of Saints who are thus assembled. I have had many ...
Milo Andrus, July 17, 1853
Milo Andrus was nineteen years old when joined the Church in 1833. When he gave this sermon, he was thirty-nine years old and had been a member of Zion's Camp, served missions in Ohio, New York, and England, and led a company of two hundred across the plains to Salt Lake. On Being Called to Speak
Brigham Young, September 23, 1852
Sermon at the Funeral of Mary Fielding Smith Transcribed by LaJean Purcell Carruth 28 April 2013 The transcription begins with the following explanation of the setting for this address: “September 23, a company of friends met at President Kimball's to perform their last duties to Sister Mary Smith who departed this life on Wednesday 22 instant at half past 5 p.m. President Young present.
Links to all published sermons are available here. ... Address and Prayer at the First Meeting in the Tabernacle. Related Resources. Lost Sermons Introduction and Explanation. Where They Came From, What They Are. Brigham Young, September 23, 1852. Sermon at the Funeral of Mary Fielding Smith.
Treasures of the Collection
The Lost Sermons series recaptures early teachings of Church leaders, publishing excerpts of sermons recorded by George D. Watt and others beginning in 1852. Wilford Woodruff, January 9, 1864 Sermon to the Saints in Farmington