Announcement of a Melchizedek Priesthood Ordinance

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Announcement of a Melchizedek Priesthood Ordinance

Postby lowryleslie » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:21 pm

Is it necessary for those who have received the Melchizedek Priesthood to have it announced in their Stake Conference? Is it okay if one was missed? Why do they announce them?

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Re: Announcement of a Melchizedek Priesthood Ordinance

Postby scgallafent » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:41 pm

Yes, it is necessary. Handbook 1 gives specific instructions, which essentially say:
  • A person receiving the Melchizedek Priesthood is sustained either in a stake conference general session or stake general priesthood meeting, or
  • If a person needs to be ordained before they can be sustained in an appropriate stake meeting, they are sustained in sacrament meeting and then the ordination is ratified in the next stake conference or stake general priesthood meeting

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Re: Announcement of a Melchizedek Priesthood Ordinance

Postby lowryleslie » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:33 pm

What if they were never presented at Stake Conference and it has been almost 10 years? Is the ordination null and void?

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Re: Announcement of a Melchizedek Priesthood Ordinance

Postby lowryleslie » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:41 pm

How can I get a copy of this bit of information. I can't seem to find Handbook 1 only Handbook 2.

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Re: Announcement of a Melchizedek Priesthood Ordinance

Postby russellhltn » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:07 am

lowryleslie wrote:How can I get a copy of this bit of information. I can't seem to find Handbook 1 only Handbook 2.

Handbook 1 is limited to Bishoprics and Stake Presidencies including clerks and secretaries.

Local leaders hold the keys to interpreting the Handbook. I'd suggest sharing your concerns with them. If they have questions, they can direct their questions to their presiding authority.
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