Mormon History, 12Feb36

-- 12Feb36
[Joseph Smith Sermon] ... I then arose and made some remarks upon the object of our meeting, which were as follows -- first that many are desiring to be ordained to the ministry,who are not called and consequ[e]ntly the Lord is displeased-- Secondly, many already have been ordained who ought [not] to hold official stationsin the church because they dishonour themselves and the church and bring persecution swiftly upon us, in consequence of their zeal without k[n]owledge--I requested the quorum's to take some measures to regulate the same. I proposedsome resolutions and remarked to the brethren that the subject was now before them and open for discussion ... it was then proposed that I should indite resolutions which I did as follows1st- Resolved that no one be ordained to any office in the church in this stakeof Zion at Kirtland without the unanimous voice of the several bodies that constitute this quorum who are appointed to do church buisness [sic] in the nameof said churc
h- viz the presidency of the church & council [of] the 12. apostlesof the Lamb and 12 high counsellors of Kirtland the 12, high counsellors ofZion, the Bishop of Kirtland & his counsellors the Bishop of Zion and his counsellors- the 7 presidents of the Seventies; untill otherwise ordered by the said quorums.
2nd- And further resolved that no one be ordained in the branches of saidchurch abroad unless they are recommended by the voice of the respective branches of the church to which they belong to a general conference appointedby the heads of the church, and from that conference receive their ordination (1)

-- Feb 13, 1836
The Twelve Apostles unanimously agree "That none be ordained to any office in the branches of the church abroad to which they belong to a general conference, appointed by those, or under the direction of those who are designated in the Book of Covenants as having authority to ordain and sit in order all the Officers of the church abroad & from that conference receive their ordination." (2)

-- Feb 14, 1836
Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith performed a baptism and confirmed others who had already been baptized. (3)

-- Feb 15, 1836
Joseph Smith writes in his diary: "attended the Hebrew School at the usual hour, - spent the afternoon in reading Hebrew, and in receiving and waiting upon visitors - on this day we commenced translating the Hebrew language, under the instruction of professor Seixas, and he acknowled[e]g's that we are the most forward of any class he ever taught, the same length of time." (2)

-- 16Feb36
[Joseph Smith Sermon] Shows Papyri (1)

-- 17Feb36
[Joseph Smith Sermon] Lends Mummies and Papyri for Exhibition (1)

-- Feb 17, 1836
Joseph Smith writes in his Journal, "My Soul delights in reading the word of the Lord in the original and I am determined to persue the study of languages until I shall become master of them . . ." Joseph has been reading the Bible in the original Hebrew. (2)

-- Feb 19, 1836
Joseph Smith "conversed with Mr. [Joshua] Seixas [the Hebrew teacher] upon the subject of religion, . . ." Joseph writes in his diary, "He listened with attention and appeared interested with my remarks. I believe the Lord is striving with him by his Holy Spirit and that he will eventually embrace the new and everlasting covenant, for he is a chosen vessel unto the Lord to do his people good. But I forbear lest I get to prophesying upon his head." (2)

-- Feb 21, 1836
Jonathan Crosby, receives his patriarchal blessing from Church Patriarch Joseph Smith Sr.: "Thou shalt see thy Redeemer in the flesh, and know that He lives. . . . Thou shalt stand upon the earth `till the Redeemer comes, See the end of this generation, and when the heavens rend, thou shalt rise and meet thy God in the air." (2)

Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith spent the day at home in meditation and prayer. (3)

-- Feb 22, 1836
Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith baptized John O. Waterman and filled out records on 11 marriages that he, Joseph, had performed in the last three months. (3)

-- 23Feb36
[Joseph Smith Sermon] ... This afternoon the sisters met again at the chapel [Kirtland Temple]to work on the ve[i]l toward the close of the day I met with the presidency & many of the brethren in the house of the Lord- I made some remarks from the pulpit upon the rise and progress of the Church of Christ of Latter day Saintsand pronounced a blessing upon the Sisters for the liberality in giving their servises so cheerfully to make the veil for the Lord's house also upon the congregation and dismissed (1)

-- Feb 23, 1836
Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith blessed the sisters who were sewing the veil for the Kirtland Temple for their liberality in giving their services so cheerfully. (3)

1 - The Parallel Joseph,
2 - On This Day in Mormon History,
3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith

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