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The Significance of Joseph and Hyrum Smith Receiving their Endowment, 5 May 1842

05.05.2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT

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After conferring the Endowment upon eight selected leaders of the Church the day before, Joseph and Hyrum receive the same blessings from them the day after. Specifically,

    On 4 May 1842, Joseph and Hyrum Smith administer for the first time the fulness of
    the Endowment (including its 13 covenants) to eight individuals.
    The next day, 5 May 1842, seven of the eight administer back to Joseph and Hyrum the Endowment as they received it the previous day. This followed the pattern of John the Baptist when the ordinance of baptism and ordination to the priesthood was first performed on 15 May 1829.

What are the implications of this intriguing follow-up meeting?

Readings to prepare for the presentation:

This is one of the 40 Temple Priesthood Restoration events of the Prophet’s ministry. Click here to download “Joseph Smith and Our Temple Blessings, Forty Key Events of His Temple Ministry.”

Click here to read of The Endowment of the Prophet Joseph Smith, On January 21, 1836, From Original Manuscripts

Click here to read How Joseph Smith Prepared the Nauvoo Saints for Their Endowment in the Nauvoo Temple

Click here to consider preparing your children for their temple blessings: Joseph Smith and Our Temple Blessings–Preparing Our Children to Receive Temple Ordinances


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
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Joseph Smith Research Institute


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