65 years ago today - Jan 31, 1957

At a temple meeting with the apostles, the First Presidency decides to make universal the previous recommendation of the Twelve for priesthood ordinations to first confer priesthood before ordaining to the office of deacon or elder. President McKay says that the Presidency will give this instruction to temple presidents at their upcoming meeting on 7 Apr. and that all general authorities should announce this policy "when they attend quarterly conferences, and that they should set the example when performing ordinations themselves." This returns to the procedure of ordination which existed only in 1912-21.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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