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Do Mormons Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Samantha Murphey is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Woman) and has interned with the New York Daily News My Thanksgiving memories are a blur of ordinary things — family gatherings, fall leaves, cozy fires, parades, touch football, pumpkin pie, turkey and trimmings. Flickers and flurries and fun. My memories are dotted wits.h the classic elementary school holiday crafts — tracings of tiny hands made to...

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Do Mormons Celebrate Christmas?

By Roy Patrick Gencianeo of the Philippines. At the moment I write this, there are only about 52 days to go before we celebrate Christmas. I can say that time really flies on wings of lightning, and another year is fast approaching. Indeed, one of the most indescribable wonders of this world and the most joyous celebration is the Christmas season.  There is a different feeling, and it seems to win over the heart of every soul every time we...

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Mormon Genealogy

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church) are very interested in Family History, and the Church and its members have done much to facilitate family history work for all, even people who have no interest in the Church. Mormon genealogy work is associated with temple work.   “It is impossible for a man to be saved in ignorance” (Doctrine and Covenants 131:6).  This verse of scripture needs...

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Mormon Fasting

Fasting (going without food and drink voluntarily for a certain period of time, usually two or three meals) is an integral part of Mormon doctrine. It gives us the opportunity (and while sometimes it doesn’t feel like an opportunity it really is one) to learn how to control our bodies and focus on spiritual things. One of the things we as human beings need to learn how to do on this his earth is overcome the natural man. We don’t fast...

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Mormons

The word “Mormons” usually refers to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a worldwide church with over 14 million members.  People have nicknamed members of the Church “Mormons” after the Book of Mormon, the translation of an ancient scripture recorded by a branch of Israelites on the American continent, and a second witness that Christ lived, was crucified, rose on the third day, and is the...

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Mormon Women

Some people seem to have the impression that Mormon women (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) are oppressed and downtrodden.  The opposite is true.  The Mormon Church has over 14 million members worldwide, and women are servants and leaders in the Church in many capacities.  As far as Mormon women working and serving outside their homes, the counsel of church leaders to women is the same as to men.  Happy...

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