History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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anointed the heads of his colleagues each in his turn, beginning at the <​January 21.​> eldest. The visions of heaven were opened to them also. Some of them saw the face of the Savior, and others were ministered unto by holy Angels, and the spirit of prophecy and revelation was poured out in mighty power, and loud hosannas and glory to God in the highest saluted the heavens, for we all communed with the heavenly hosts. And I saw in my vision all of the presidency in the Celestial Kingdom of God, and many others who were present. Our meeting was opened by singing and prayer offered up by the head of each Church quorum and closed by singing and invoking the blessing benediction of heaven with uplifted hands, and retired between one and two o’clock in the morning
22 January 1836 • Friday
<​22.​> Friday Morning 22d. Attended at the school room at the usual hour but, instead of pursueing our studies we spent the time in rehearsing to each other the glorious scenes that transpired on the preceeding evening while attending to the ordinance of holy anointing. At evening we met at the same place with the council of the Twelve, and the presidency of the Seventy, who were to receive this ordinance. The High councils of and Zion were present, also. After calling to order and organizing, the presidency proceeded to consecrate the oil. We then laid our hands <​Anointing of the Twelve & 70.​> upon Elder , who is president of the Twelve, and ordained him to the authority of anointing his brethren. I then poured the [HC 2:382] consecrated oil upon his head in the name of Jesus Christ, and sealed such blessings upon him as the Lord put into my heart. The rest of the Presidency then laid their hands upon him and blessed him each in their turn beginning at the oldest. He then anointed and blessed his brethren from the oldest to the youngest. I also laid my hands upon them, and pronounced many great and glorious things upon their heads; the heavens were opened and angels ministered unto us. The Twelve then proceeded to anoint and bless the presidency of the Seventy, and seal upon their heads power and authority to anoint their brethren, The heavens were opened upon elder , and he leaping up exclaimed, “the horsemen of Israel and the chariots thereof.” Brother was also anointed and blessed to preside over the high priesthood. arose to conclude the services of the evening, by invoking the benediction of heaven upon the Lord’s anointed, which he did in an eloquent manner; the congregation shouted a long Hosannah: the gift of tongues fell upon us in mighty power, angels mingled their voices with ours, while their presence was in our midst, and unceasing praises swelled our bosoms for the space of half an hour. I then observed to the brethren, that it was time to retire: we accordingly closed our interview and returned home at about 2 o clock in the morning. and the Spirit and visions of God attended me through the night
<​Note H. Addenda page 3.​> [HC 2:383] [p. 697]
anointed the heads of his colleagues each in his turn, beginning at the January 21. eldest. The visions of heaven were opened to them also. Some of them saw the face of the Savior, and others were ministered unto by holy Angels, and the spirit of prophecy and revelation was poured out in mighty power, and loud hosannas and glory to God in the highest saluted the heavens, for we all communed with the heavenly hosts. And I saw in my vision all of the presidency in the Celestial Kingdom of God, and many others who were present. Our meeting was opened by singing and prayer offered up by the head of each quorum and closed by singing and invoking the benediction of heaven with uplifted hands, and retired between one and two o’clock in the morning
22 January 1836 • Friday
22. Friday Morning 22d. Attended at the school room at the usual hour but, instead of pursueing our studies we spent the time in rehearsing to each other the glorious scenes that transpired on the preceeding evening while attending to the ordinance of holy anointing. At evening we met at the same place with the council of the Twelve, and the presidency of the Seventy, who were to receive this ordinance. The High councils of and Zion were present, also. After calling to order and organizing, the presidency proceeded to consecrate the oil. We then laid our hands Anointing of the Twelve & 70. upon Elder , who is president of the Twelve, and ordained him to the authority of anointing his brethren. I then poured the [HC 2:382] consecrated oil upon his head in the name of Jesus Christ, and sealed such blessings upon him as the Lord put into my heart. The rest of the Presidency then laid their hands upon him and blessed him each in their turn beginning at the oldest. He then anointed and blessed his brethren from the oldest to the youngest. I also laid my hands upon them, and pronounced many great and glorious things upon their heads; the heavens were opened and angels ministered unto us. The Twelve then proceeded to anoint and bless the presidency of the Seventy, and seal upon their heads power and authority to anoint their brethren, The heavens were opened upon elder , and he leaping up exclaimed, “the horsemen of Israel and the chariots thereof.” Brother was also anointed and blessed to preside over the high priesthood. arose to conclude the services of the evening, by invoking the benediction of heaven upon the Lord’s anointed, which he did in an eloquent manner; the congregation shouted a long Hosannah: the gift of tongues fell upon us in mighty power, angels mingled their voices with ours, while their presence was in our midst, and unceasing praises swelled our bosoms for the space of half an hour. I then observed to the brethren, that it was time to retire: we accordingly closed our interview and returned home at about 2 o clock in the morning. and the Spirit and visions of God attended me through the night
Note H. Addenda page 3. [HC 2:383] [p. 697]
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