Latter-day Saints and Masons: 5 Fascinating Connections

Why did Joseph Smith become a Freemason? What is the relationship between Masonic lodge rites and Latter-day Saint temple ordinances? Here are 5 fascinating facts about Latter-day Saints and Masons.

1. The first five Latter-day prophets were Freemasons.

Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and Lorenzo Snow all were members of the fraternity. All joined while living with the Saints in Nauvoo.

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 Brigham Young wearing a Mason pin on his shirt
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