Mormon Rituals Practices - LDS - Religion Facts


What are LDS religious rituals?

Joseph Smith founded Mormonism, later re-named The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in the early 1800's. Based on Salt Lake City, Utah, the LDS church is based on the testimony of Smith, concerning heavenly visions he had when we was a teenager.

Today Mormonism is known for their missionary efforts around the world, their conservative family values, and for controversial issues like the history of African-Americans, the secrecy of LDS temple activities, and historical connections to polygamy. (See LDS beliefs)

Although they are sometimes controversial, Mormon religious practices are important to church members. They often express certain beliefs and commitments that adherents have made. Below the reader will find brief descriptions of important Mormon practices as well as links to more in-depth articles.

Mormonism's religious practices

Health Code Devout Mormons follow the "Word of Wisdom," a health code revealed to Joseph Smith in 1833.

Chapel Services Regular Mormon worship takes place on Sundays in buildings called churches or chapels.

Temple Ordinances Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints perform several ordinances as part of their faith, some of which take place only within temples.

Temple Garment In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and a few other sects of Mormonism, the temple garment is a set of special underwear worn by male and female Latter-day Saints who have taken part in the washing and anointing ceremony in a Mormon temple.

Baptism for the Dead Baptism for the dead by proxy (or "vicarious baptism") is an ordinance practiced by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other Mormon denominations. (It is also found among the Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran, some of the Neo-Apostolic congregations of Europe, and some Native American religions.)

Mormon Missions The LDS Church sponsors a massive missionary movement involving about 54,000 young missionaries at any one time (typically a ratio of four male "elders" for every female "sister"). There are currently 330 missions underway in 162 nations.


  • Baptism for the Dead - Mormonism Practices and Ritualshttp://www.religionfacts.com/mormonism/practices/baptism-for-the-dead

    Why do Mormons baptize the dead? Virtually every religion in the world has certain unique doctrines, which are important to insiders and sometimes misunderstood by outsiders, and the religion founded by Joseph Smith is no different...

  • Mormon Sunday Services - LDS Practices and Ritualshttp://www.religionfacts.com/mormonism/practices/chapel-services

    Sabbath Day in the LDS church The members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints find great importance in meeting once a week, on Sunday mornings, for church services...

  • Mormon Health Code - LDS Practices and Ritualshttp://www.religionfacts.com/mormonism/practices/health-code

    Drinking and Smoking in Mormonism The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has a reputation for a strict - some would say "legalistic" - approach to food and drink...

  • Mormon Missions - LDS Practices and Ritualshttp://www.religionfacts.com/mormonism/practices/missions

    Missions in Mormonism Missionary efforts, which is when members of a religion seek to make converts to their faith by means of direct evangelism, massive rallies, through various acts of service, or other methods, are important to almost all religions in the world...

  • Mormon Temple Garment - LDS Practices and Ritualshttp://www.religionfacts.com/mormonism/practices/temple-garment

    LDS undergarments Proper dress is important to many religions in the world. Some religious people wear robes, others wear special head-coverings, and still others wear symbolic jewelry that expresses their faith...

  • Mormon Temple Ordinances - LDS Practices and Ritualshttp://www.religionfacts.com/mormonism/practices/temple-ordinances

    What happens in a Mormon Temple? Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints perform several ordinances as part of their faith, some of which take place only within temples...