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Melchizedek Priesthood Ordination Record

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:03 am
by hansg
We got into an animated discussion about this form the other day, specifically about who interviews the candidate. By my reading of it, in the instructions at the top it references "interviewing priesthood leaders" (plural), and there are signature lines for both the bishop and the stake (or mission) presidency. So that means the candidate gets interviewed twice. Others say he only gets interviewed once, at the stake level.
Does the handbook elaborate on this anywhere?
Thanks.

Re: Melchizedek Priesthood Ordination Record

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:38 am
by aebrown
hansg wrote:So that means the candidate gets interviewed twice. Others say he only gets interviewed once, at the stake level.
Does the handbook elaborate on this anywhere?

Yes. Handbook 1, 16.7.1 makes it quite clear that the bishop interviews him first, and then the stake president (or one of his counselors). See that section for the details on the procedure.

Re: Melchizedek Priesthood Ordination Record

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:35 pm
by lucianomadero
Where do you find this ordination record form?

Re: Melchizedek Priesthood Ordination Record

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:18 pm
by eblood66
lucianomadero wrote:Where do you find this ordination record form?

You print it using MLS by selecting Membership > Ordinances > Forms > Melchizedek Priesthood Ordination Record from the menu.

Re: Melchizedek Priesthood Ordination Record

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:12 am
by drepouille
The exception is when the brother is also being called to a position that requires ordination. For example, if an elder is being called into the bishopric, the stake presidency does the interview to ascertain worthiness for both the ordination to high priest and the new calling. It would be confusing if the bishop did the first interview, and could not tell the brother being interviewed why he was being considered for ordination to high priest.

Re: Melchizedek Priesthood Ordination Record

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:16 am
by drepouille
I noticed a recent change in the fine print instructions on this form. I don't recall exactly what that change was, but it I think the instructions changed from the ward clerk recording the ordination to the stake clerk recording the ordination.

Funny thing is, there are instructions on the top of the form, and instructions on the bottom of the form. One set says the ward clerk will keep the form on file, and the other set says the stake clerk will keep the form on file. So I just tell the stake representative to make a copy of the completed form, and give the copy to the ward clerk, and the original to the stake clerk.