Ordinances

Administration of Blessings

Jul 11, 2019
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Administering to someone is still somewhat of a foreign land to me. I still have many questions that I grapple with on this subject. There are several kinds of blessings that are performed by the laying on of hands. Most…

Covenants, Ordinances and Ceremonies

Jun 20, 2018
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Every covenant we make with God involves an ordinance and every ordinance involves a ceremony. These ceremonies use symbols to illustrate what the promised blessings are. Some ceremonies are long, some are short, and some will be missed if you…

The Sacrament and Covenant Renewal

Nov 3, 2017
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“The title “renewing our baptismal covenants” is not found in the scriptures. It’s not inappropriate. Many of you have used it in talks; we have used it in talks. But it is not something that is used in the scriptures, and…

Personalizing the Sacrament Prayers

Jul 19, 2015
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O God, my Eternal Father, I ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to my soul as I partake of it; for I eat in remembrance of the body of thy…

Ordinances are simulated experiences

Jun 16, 2015
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Natural experience and trials all give us opportunities to develop the character of deity within ourselves, to experience a change of mind, and to gain greater insights into our reality. While each of us may not experience the same things…

Keep the Temple Sacred, but Don’t Keep it Secret – by J Washburn

Oct 23, 2013
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The following is a guest-post from J Washburn: In December of 2012, I toured the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Washington D.C. (thanks to having recently read Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol). Our guide led us upward through that Masonic…

Karate Kid Perspective on Ordinances

Aug 9, 2013
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For those who have seen the original Karate Kid movie you’re probably familiar with the famous “wax on, wax off” lesson that Mr. Miyagi taught Daniel. I like the updated version of this lesson presented in the new Karate Kid movie…

An Experience With Homemade Sacrament Bread by Sandra Clark Jergensen

Jul 7, 2013
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By Sandra Clark Jergensen, originally posted under the title “Bread” at Segullah.org. Last Sunday, as I was sliding into a pew in time for sacrament meeting, one of the ward leaders motioned me over. Did I have any bread at home? Well,…

Symbols of the Sacrament

Nov 28, 2012
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