Evangelistic emphasis of the 1837 Kirtland endowment

The evangelistic emphasis of the Kirtland endowment persisted in its repetition at the 1837 anniversary of the church’s founding. Wilford Woodruff described his plans during that endowment to

be faithful in clearing my garments of the blood of Gentile & Jew” in order to “do honour to the HOLY Priesthood & the Annointing.[1]

[1] WWJ 1:128

Banner image is of Mount Mkinwartsveri (Kazbek), with the Church of St. Mary foreground left, image © Samuel Brown 2000