Sealing the Blessing

During High Priest’s Quorum today we reviewed ordinances. Naturally, we pulled out the Handbook of Instructions, Book 2, Section 20 (see here): Calls the person by his or her full name. States that he is sealing the anointing by the authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood. Gives words of blessing as the Spirit directs. Closes in > > Read More …

[Council of 12] Minutes and Discourses, 27 February 1835–B

Okay, this one is really interesting. Here I will be providing some extracts, with questions. This is in order of the record, with some of the most interesting concepts nearer the end. (see here) Recording the Quorum of the Twelve Meetings This may be the first such record, as the record begins with an admonition > > Read More …

Blessing [Vision] [of Joseph Smith] from Oliver Cowdery, 22 September 1835

Tomorrow the Gospel Doctrine lesson is on “Priesthood.” While reading through search results in the Joseph Smith Papers on “priesthood,” this blessing given by Oliver Cowdery to Joseph Smith came up. I’ve never heard this before. It is pretty amazing and worth a read.