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Melchizedek Priesthood
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Definition: The higher of the two priesthoods. Contains the offices of Elder, High Priest, Patriarch, Seventy, Apostle, and Prophet.

Pronunciation: [Mehl-kihz-eh-dehk] (noun)

Also Known As: Higher Priesthood, Greater Priesthood, "the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God"

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

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What is a Prophet?
What is a prophet and why do we need one? Learn the purpose for God's chosen servants, what prophets teach and testify of, and the reality of living prophets.

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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.

Doctrine and Covenants 107:2-3
"Why the first is called the Melchizedek Priesthood is because Melchizedek was such a great high priest. Before his day it was called the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God."

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