The traditions found within the Catholic and Orthodox Churches are ones that stretch back close to two thousand years. During this time the respective Churches became a reflection of the culture in which they found themselves.
Priests and Priestesses are called to "preach, teach, expound, exhort, baptize, and administer the Sacrament; to visit the house of each member, and exhort them to pray.
The Teacher, known in Hebrew as a Rabbi, are men and women that have been called and set apart to watch over the Church, and ensure the Church meets often.
All Deacons are to warn, expound, exhort, teach, and invite all to come to Christ.
The First Endowment of the Ministry is the Endowment of the Deacon, every Deacon and Teacher in the Fellowship of Christ should receive this Sacrament as it was given to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
This book is a quick reference guide to Priesthood ordinances for the Church of Jesus Christ in Christian Fellowship. This should not be seen as Law, or anything set in stone. It is a guide for those that are new or need reminding on various ordinances. It is also to help perspective brothers and sisters wishing to enter the ministry.
The following revelation was given to the Levites, and all those called to serve the Lord as Levites, though David in Ohio on August 13, 2019.
There are different paths one may be called on within the kingdom of God. Each has its own duties and responsibility. We cannot choose these for ourselves but are called to them.
When performing ordinances that require the use of the priesthood, the Lord has asked that ordained men and women of the Fellowship wear the Robes of the Priesthood.
The athame is likely the least known tool. The Smith family is known to have at least one athame, the Mars Dagger.
The cup or chalice is the easiest of the tools to identify and understand due to its use in the Sacrament of Communion.
In a revelation to Oliver Cowdery, the Lord told him, through the seer stone, to use his "sprout" to translate. God was speaking of Oliver's divining rod.