50 years ago today - Sep 30, 1972

During the first visit of the current LDS president to Jerusalem, Harold B. Lee conducts sacrament meeting in the Garden Tomb, and by "inspiration of the moment" organizes a branch with David B. Galbraith as president. He "shocked" the new branch presidency by denying their request to have the branch's worship services on the Jewish Sabbath. Months later, Lee relents and authorizes the LDS branch in Jerusalem to worship on Saturday.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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