THE BOOK OF MORONI
Elders ordain priests and teachers by the laying on of hands. Between A.D. 400 and 421
manner which the disciples, who were called the aelders
of the church, bordained cpriests
After they had prayed unto the Father in the name of Christ, they alaid
their hands upon them, and said:
In the name of Jesus Christ I ordain you to be a priest, (or, if he be a ateacher
) I ordain you to be a teacher, to preach repentance and bremission
of sins through Jesus Christ, by the endurance of faith on his name to the end. Amen.
And after this manner did they aordain
priests and teachers, according to the bgifts
and callings of God unto men; and they ordained them by the cpower
of the Holy Ghost, which was in them.