125 years ago today - Jan 21, 1898

Apostle Anthon H. Lund sets apart First Council of the Seventy member Joseph W. McMurrin but mistakenly does not "ordain" him to the office of President of the Seventy. The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve agree on 13 Apr. 1899 that this is an error but decide not to re-perform it "correctly." This oversight in 1898 eventually leads to the decision to stop using the word "ordain" for any Seventy's president, local or general.

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

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