The Melchizedek Priesthood holds the right of presidency, and has power and authority over all the offices in the church in all ages of the world, to administer in spiritual things.—Doctrine and Covenants 107:8
The Melchizedek Priesthood is the highest and holiest order ever given to men on earth. It is the power and authority to do all that is necessary to save and exalt the children of men. It is the very priesthood held by the Lord Jesus Christ himself and by virtue of which he was able to gain eternal life in the kingdom of his Father. —Bruce R. McConkie
This Day in Church History
1903: The name of the Church academy in Provo is changed from Brigham Young Academy to Brigham Young University.
1991: Elder James E. Faust dedicates Uganda for the preaching of the gospel.
1999: President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicates the Detroit Michigan Temple.