SALT LAKE CITY — The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced adjustments to the sacred ceremonial clothing worn by members in Latter-day Saint temples. The changes were announced through a letter to local leaders Friday, which also included answers to specific
Faithful Latter-day Saints going to the temple on the first available day of the new year were greeted with sweeping changes in the ceremonies — more inclusive language, more gender equity, more lines for Mother Eve. And all in less time than before.
On Wednesday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced—but did not quite actually announce—important changes to its temple rituals. In other words, the Internet was awash with rumors about unprecedented changes, especially concerning gender roles in the endowment ceremony. But
LDS church changes temple ceremony, gives Eve a bigger role. by David Noyce. January 3, 2019. … The statement, posted on the official website of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, … everyone is dressed in white temple clothing, …
This year has been packed with big changes in the LDS Church, from updating temple policies to consolidating sessions of general conference. As we prepare for a new year, here’s a quick overview of all the major changes in the Church from 2017. Church Makes Major Changes to Temple Policies Image from youngandmormon.com
Members of the Church who are at least 18 years old may receive their temple endowment if they are faithful and prepared as to standards set-forth by the Church. These endowments include garments worn underneath everyday clothing and also temple clothing worn during sacred ceremonies performed in the LDS temples.
Temple garments are worn by adult members of the Church who have made sacred promises of fidelity to God’s commandments and the gospel of Jesus Christ in temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has changed its guidelines regarding burying deceased endowed women, allowing the option of veiling their faces prior to burial. “Veiling an endowed woman’s face prior to burial is optional,” a letter from the First Presidency reads.
The LDS Church has not made a statement detailing the changes, rather, they said generally that ceremonies have been adjusted from time to time and will continue to evolve, “as directed by the Lord to His servants.” The release also declared, “A dedicated temple is the most holy of any place
The new year brought new changes in LDS temple ceremonies, effective Jan 1, 2019. I have not been yet personally, so I am reporting this based on what I have read from reliable sources while avoiding talking about the changes directly, as LDS Church leaders requested. I highly suggest you hear what LDS […]