|IIIM Magazine Online, Volume 1, Number 25, August 16 to August 22, 1999|
“Of a truth, soon and suddenly shall his will be accomplished, as the Scriptures also bear witness saying, ‘Speedily will he come, and will not tarry’; and ‘The Lord shall suddenly come to his temple, even the Holy One, for whom ye look.’”
“On the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place, and the memoirs of the apostles (i.e. the gospels) or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as time permits; then, when the reader has ceased, the president verbally instructs, and exhorts to the imitation of these good things. Then, we all rise together and pray, and when our prayer is ended, bread and wine and water are brought, and the president in like manner offers prayers and thanksgiving, according to his ability, and the people assent, saying Amen; and there is a distribution to each, and a participation of that over which thanks have been given” (First Apology).