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Definition: The proper title given to holders of the Melchizedek Priesthood. The title is used for members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the First Quorum of the Seventy and for full time missionaries.

Pronunciation: [L-dur] (noun)

Also Known As: Missionary

Example: To serve a mission, a man must become an Elder and receive the Melchizedek Priesthood.

Related Resources:

What is an LDS Mission?
Serving a mission in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints usually means dedicating a specific amount of time preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.

What to Expect When Applying for a Mission
Once you’re prepared to go on an LDS mission and are ready to fill out your missionary application there are a few things to keep in mind.

What to Expect at the Missionary Training Center
The Missionary Training Center (MTC) is where new LDS missionaries are sent for training. What goes on at the MTC? What do missionaries learn there before they leave for their mission? Learn about MTC rules, food, classes, mail, and more in this detailed article about the Missionary Training Center.

Life as an LDS Missionary
What do missionaries do? Find out about the life of a missionary including what they teach, who they work under, and what they invite others to do.

10 Practical Ways to Prepare for an LDS Mission
This list gives practical advice for young prospective missionaries but is also useful for the friends, family members, and leaders of those preparing to serve an LDS mission, as well as older couples and sisters who desire to apply for a mission and enter the Missionary Training Center (MTC).

Organization of the LDS Church
The organizational structure of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church) is the same as that which the Lord Jesus Christ organized during His life on earth.

LDS Church Titles
How to address LDS Church members.

Priesthood
The Priesthood (Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods) held by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Information on duties, callings, home teaching, and activities.

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