Priesthood after excommunication

Priesthood after excommunication
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Do you know once someone is excommunicated from the LDS church, how long does it take to get the Priesthood once the papers are sent in?

Tyler

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Tyler,

When an excommunicated member has proceeded through the proper channels to be baptized again and receive the priesthood there isn’t a specified time period as to when the individual will receive the priesthood. This decision will vary from stake to stake, ward to ward.

However, here is some more additional information to be aware of:

1. If an excommunicated member was previously endowed then this member will not be able to participate in any ordinances until their priesthood and temple blessing have been restored. These individuals are not ordained to the priesthood, nor do they receive their endowments again, but receive what is defined as “the ordinance of restoration of blessings.”

2. If an excommunicated members was not previously endowed then they may receive the priesthood immediately after they are baptized and confirmed a member of the Church again. The priesthood that is conferred is the same priesthood the brethren held previously before being excommunicated.

The letter sent to the First Presidency may take a few weeks to be returned. Once Mormon First Presidencythe letter is returned, then the individual member along with his Bishop are able to set a baptismal and confirmation date. If you are a previously endowed member, then you will need to wait for your priesthood temple blessings to be restored via the ordinance of restoration of blessings.

This will vary from ward to ward, and stake to stake. I wish I could provide an actual timeline for you.

Sincerely,

Gramps

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When an excommunicated member has proceeded through the proper channels to be baptized again and receive the priesthood there isn't a specified time period as to when the individual will receive the priesthood.
  • Sandra

    I recently met someone who I want to date but he has let me know that he was re-baptized several years ago but still has not had his priesthood blessings restored. What does that mean exactly? Does that me he is still struggling with moral issues, or word of wisdom issues. Any insite would be appreciated. I just don’t want to get involved if the issues are deeper than I can even understand. Thank you.

  • Lee

    A previously endowed man who is excommunicated must complete two processes to return to his former status in the church. Your friend was re-baptized, which is step one, and a wonderful accomplishment. The second step to to receive a restoration of blessings, which allows a return to the temple and to his former priesthood office. This requires at least one year after re-baptism, and a recommendation/request from his stake president to the first presidency, who are the only ones who authorize the restoration of priesthood and temple blessings. It is not a simple or automatic process and may require significant effort and counsel with his church leaders. Everyone has their own path and variety of things to work out and work through on this journey. The end is beautiful, but the journey can be difficult. He will need support and encouragement.

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