Doctrine and Covenants, 1844

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things that are expedient for them, even for  all the officers of the church, or in other words,  those who are called to the ministry in the  church, beginning at the high priests, even  down to the deacons: and this shall be the or der of the house of the presidency of the school:  He that is appointed to be president, or teacher,  shall be found standing in his place, in the  house, which shall be prepared for him.  Therefore he shall be first in the house of God,  in a place that the congregation in the house  may hear his words carefully and distinctly,  not with loud speech. And when he cometh  into the house of God, (for he should be first in  the house; behold, this is beautiful, that he  may be an example,)
40 Let him offer himself in prayer upon his  knees before God, in token or remembrance of  the everlasting covenant, and when any shall  come in after him, let the teacher arise, and,  with uplifted hands to heaven; yea, even di rectly, salute his brother or brethren with these  words:
41 Art thou a brother or brethren, I salute  you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, in  token or remembrance of the everlasting co venant, in which covenant I receive you to  fellowship, in a determination that is fixed,  immoveable, and unchangeable, to be your  friend and brother through the grace of God,  in the bonds of love, to walk in all the com mandments of God blameless, in thanksgiving,  for ever and ever. Amen.
42 And he that is found unworthy of this sa lutation, shall not have place among you: for [p. 144]
things that are expedient for them, even for all the officers of the church, or in other words, those who are called to the ministry in the church, beginning at the high priests, even down to the deacons: and this shall be the order of the house of the presidency of the school: He that is appointed to be president, or teacher, shall be found standing in his place, in the house, which shall be prepared for him. Therefore he shall be first in the house of God, in a place that the congregation in the house may hear his words carefully and distinctly, not with loud speech. And when he cometh into the house of God, (for he should be first in the house; behold, this is beautiful, that he may be an example,)
40 Let him offer himself in prayer upon his knees before God, in token or remembrance of the everlasting covenant, and when any shall come in after him, let the teacher arise, and, with uplifted hands to heaven; yea, even directly, salute his brother or brethren with these words:
41 Art thou a brother or brethren, I salute you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, in token or remembrance of the everlasting covenant, in which covenant I receive you to fellowship, in a determination that is fixed, immoveable, and unchangeable, to be your friend and brother through the grace of God, in the bonds of love, to walk in all the commandments of God blameless, in thanksgiving, for ever and ever. Amen.
42 And he that is found unworthy of this salutation, shall not have place among you: for [p. 144]
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