Doctrine and Covenants, 1835

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24 The manner of administering the wine: He shall take the  cup also, and say, O God, the eternal Father, we ask thee in the  name of thy Son Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine  to the souls of all those who drink of it, that they may do it in  remembrance of the blood of thy Son which was shed for them,  that they may witness unto thee, O God, the eternal Father,  that they do always remember him, that they may have his  Spirit to be with them. Amen.
25 Any member of the church of Christ transgressing, or be ing overtaken in a fault, shall be dealt with as the scriptures  direct.
26 It shall be the duty of the several churches composing the  church of Christ, to send one or more of their teachers to at tend the several conferences, held by the elders of the church,  with a list of the names of the several members uniting them selves with the church since the last conference, or send by  the hand of some priest, so that a regular list of all the names  of the whole church may be kept in a book, by one of the el ders, whoever the other elders shall appoint from time to time:—  and also, if any have been expelled from the church; so that  their names may be blotted out of the general church record of  names.
27 All members removing from the church where they reside,  if going to a church where they are not known, may take a  letter certifying that they are regular members and in good  standing; which certificate may be signed by any elder or  priest, if the member receiving the letter is personally acquaint ed with the elder or priest, or it may be signed by the teachers,  or deacons of the church.
 

Section 3 • Instruction on Priesthood, circa April 1835 [D&C 107]

SECTION III.
 
ON PRIESTHOOD.
 
1 There are, in the church, two priesthoods, namely: the  Melchizedek, and the Aaronic, including the Levitical priest hood. Why the first is called the Melchizedek priesthood, is  because Melchizedek was such a great high priest: before his  day it was called the holy priesthood, after the order of the Son  of God; but out of respect or reverence to the name of the Su preme Being, to avoid the too frequent repetition of his name,  they, the church, in ancient days, called that priesthood after  Melchizedek, or the Melchizedek priesthood.
2 All other authorities, or offices in the church are appenda ges to this priesthood; but there are two divisions, or grand  heads—one is the Melchizedek priesthood, and the other is the  Aaronic, or Levitical priesthood. [p. 82]
24 The manner of administering the wine: He shall take the cup also, and say, O God, the eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine to the souls of all those who drink of it, that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son which was shed for them, that they may witness unto thee, O God, the eternal Father, that they do always remember him, that they may have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.
25 Any member of the church of Christ transgressing, or being overtaken in a fault, shall be dealt with as the scriptures direct.
26 It shall be the duty of the several churches composing the church of Christ, to send one or more of their teachers to attend the several conferences, held by the elders of the church, with a list of the names of the several members uniting themselves with the church since the last conference, or send by the hand of some priest, so that a regular list of all the names of the whole church may be kept in a book, by one of the elders, whoever the other elders shall appoint from time to time:— and also, if any have been expelled from the church; so that their names may be blotted out of the general church record of names.
27 All members removing from the church where they reside, if going to a church where they are not known, may take a letter certifying that they are regular members and in good standing; which certificate may be signed by any elder or priest, if the member receiving the letter is personally acquainted with the elder or priest, or it may be signed by the teachers, or deacons of the church.
 

Section 3 • Instruction on Priesthood, circa April 1835 [D&C 107]

SECTION III.
 
ON PRIESTHOOD.
 
1 There are, in the church, two priesthoods, namely: the Melchizedek, and the Aaronic, including the Levitical priesthood. Why the first is called the Melchizedek priesthood, is because Melchizedek was such a great high priest: before his day it was called the holy priesthood, after the order of the Son of God; but out of respect or reverence to the name of the Supreme Being, to avoid the too frequent repetition of his name, they, the church, in ancient days, called that priesthood after Melchizedek, or the Melchizedek priesthood.
2 All other authorities, or offices in the church are appendages to this priesthood; but there are two divisions, or grand heads—one is the Melchizedek priesthood, and the other is the Aaronic, or Levitical priesthood. [p. 82]
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