85 years ago today - Aug 14, 1935

[Heber J. Grant]

Regarding to the holding of funerals on Sunday:

We approve of your having recommended to the Bishops that as far as possible funerals be held on week days. However, this cannot be established as a binding rule, and there is no order of the Church prohibiting the holding of funerals on Sunday. When, however, it is deemed advisable to hold funeral services on the Sabbath Day, the hours should be so arranged as not to interfere too seriously with the regularly established Sunday meetings.

[Heber J. Grant and David O. McKay, Letter to Horace Raymond Pond, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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