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Posted by: Heartless ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 09:46AM

My uber tbm brother was lamenting today that under the new priesthood rules he'll never be ordained a high priest because that office is now reserved for leadership roles.

I knew about them stopping the ordination of older men to high priests but I'm unclear about something else.

Are temple workers high priests now or elders? I know they have priests doing baptisms for the dead, was wondering about the other workers.

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Posted by: CrispingPin ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 10:21AM

Many years ago, a good friend of mine (who was about three years older than me) told me that he had just been ordained a high priest. I asked him what exactly was the criteria for moving from elder to high priest. He said that once you start to fall asleep consistently in Sacrament Meeting, they make you a high priest.

The last time I attended, the elders’ quorum and high priests’ group still met separately. Not only was I the oldest elder, but I knew for a fact that I was older that a couple of the quorum members fathers. Maybe I should have snored louder.

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Posted by: Brother Of Jerry ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 12:18PM

I'm an outsider now, but I'd be very surprised if males needed any office higher than "elder" for temple worker assignment. Women of course just need to be members in good standing, and I suppose beyond a certain age.

Is there a lower age limit for regular temple workers? Can someone in their thirties be one?

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 12:40PM

How old can temple vestal virgins be?

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Posted by: bradley ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 05:59PM

elderolddog Wrote:
> How old can temple vestal virgins be?

Any age. It’s a self-declared thing. I’d try signing up myself but they’d make me trim my beard.

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Posted by: JoeSmith666 ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 12:42PM

Was one of the older Elders in an active Utah ward.
Did not let the teacher get away with the Baloney stuff.
Lessons given and when he went off - pointed questions were asked. When he stated outright lies - pointed questions were asked and sources requested.

Stuff like "vicious lies" of Nauvoo Expositor - so asked if any had read it. Of course no one had. Next Sunday - brought in copy and NO ONE would read it.

Stuff like that.

Wasn't long and High Priest ordination was made.

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Posted by: oxymormon ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 06:08PM

My Dad only became a high priest when called to the bishopric.
This was mid-1980s.

I'm also old enough to remember when there were 70s quorums at the local level.

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Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 06:13PM

He wasn't happy when they made him a high priest as he said the old guys were boring.

The girl who cuts my hair is about 35 and she has been a temple worker for several years. She told me they are using younger people now as they are nicer to those who attend the temple, unlike the old ladies.

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Posted by: Dr. No ( )
Date: February 21, 2021 06:51PM

cl2 Wrote:
> She told
> me they are using younger people now as they are
> nicer to those who attend the temple, unlike the
> old ladies.

What does this tell us about the effects of prolonged exposure to TSCC?

FDA or EPA or NIH or NIOSH needs to get their toxicology research arm(s) on it immediately! Or maybe FEMA! Or DHS! Somebody!


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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: February 23, 2021 06:52PM

He may not be able to serve as a High Priest, but he could still be a high Priest. Has he considered that option?

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: February 23, 2021 07:04PM

But, I need that badge for my bandalo!

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