To date there have been 6 official proclamations issued by The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
What is a Proclamation?
According to Webster’s 1828 Dictionary a Proclamation is:
- Publication by authority; official notice given to the public.
- The declaration of any supreme magistrate publicly made known.
The Church rarely issues proclamations and by the very choice of the word “proclamation” seems to be used to emphasize their importance.
- A Proclamation of the First Presidency of the Church to the Saints Scattered Abroad – January 1841
- Proclamation of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [to the Kings of the World] – April 1845
- Proclamation of the First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles [Order of the Church and the process of receiving doctrine] – October 1865
- Proclamation of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles [150th Anniversary of organization of church] – April 1980
- The Family: A Proclamation to the World – September 1995
- The Restoration of the Fullness of the Gospel: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World [200th Anniversary of 1st Vision] – April 2020