Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Manti Pageant

The Manti Temple of
the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints,
 in Manti, Utah
Beginning in the summer of 1967, the town of Manti has hosted a wonderfully organized pageant presented by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Traditionally, it has been called The Mormon Miracle Pageant. The story of the pageant presents important events in the life of Joseph Smith, including the first vision he had when he was 14, when he saw God and Jesus Christ who told him not to join any church of the day. It goes through his life, ending when he was martyred in Carthage Jail. It also shows scenes from the Book of Mormon, and additionally, what the members of the church did after he died in their struggles to get to a safe place where they could practice their religion without persecution.

It has been a fantastic pageant every time I have gone, and sadly, this is the last year it will be performed, so far as I know. The performers have done a great job, and I really enjoyed it when I went last week. It will be performed for a few more days, until the evening of the 22nd. I heartily recommend it to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and anyone interested.

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