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Aaronic Priesthood

Aaron: Brother of Moses
"Aaron was a son of Amram and Jochebed of the tribe of Levi (Ex. 6:20), and a brother of Moses and Miriam (Ex. 4:14; 15:20). God directed him to meet his brother at the "mount of God" (Ex. 4:27-28), and appointed him spokesman for Moses (Ex. 4:14-16; 7:1-2; 2 Ne. 3:17). The Aaronic Priesthood, or lesser priesthood in THE CHURCH of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, takes its name from Aaron." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
Aaronic Priesthood: Powers and Offices
"It is the priesthood authority by which John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus Christ, teaching faith, repentance, and baptism for the remission of sins" Encyclopedia of Mormonism
Aaronic Priesthood: Restoration
"On May 15, 1829, John the Baptist appeared to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery near Harmony, Pennsylvania, and bestowed the Aaronic Priesthood on them." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
"A bishop is the ecclesiastical leader of a Latter-day Saint congregation or ward, and has comprehensive pastoral and administrative responsibility at that level." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
"Priest is the highest office of the Aaronic Priesthood to which young male members of the Church may be ordained. To receive this office the candidate must be sixteen or older; most priests are between the ages of sixteen and nineteen." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
"A deacon in the Aaronic Priesthood is, when worthy, advanced to the office of "teacher" at age fourteen and serves for a period of two years." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
"Twelve-year-old LDS males usually receive the Aaronic Priesthood and are ordained deacons, continuing in that priesthood office until age fourteen." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
History of the Office of Bishop
"The work of the office of bishop in THE CHURCH of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints has evolved over 160 years to accommodate changing Church needs." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
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