Today in Mormon History - Mar 28

Today in Mormon History ...

Revelation on priesthood (D&C 107) given through Joseph Smith. (1)
-- 175 years ago - Mar 28, 1835

Joseph Smith announces a revelation on priesthood which includes statements that the First Presidency, Quorum of Twelve Apostles, First Quorum of Seventy, and central high council are all "equal in authority." The revelation authorized the Twelve to ordain patriarchs in "large branches," but not stakes where only the First Presidency ordained patriarchs until Oct 1844. The "Twelve met in council and had a time of general confession. On reviewing our past course we are satisfied and feel to confess also that we have not realized the importance of our calling to that degree that we ought. We have been light minded and vain and in many things done WRONG, WRONG. For all these things we have asked forgiveness of our Heavenly Father, and wherein we have grieved or wounded the feelings of the Presidency we ask their forgiveness." (2)

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received the final portions of Doctrine & Covenants 107, a revelation concerning the order and offices of the priesthood. (3)

1 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
2 - On This Day in Mormon History,
3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith

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