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Re: Women and Priesthood

Posted: 30 Jan 2021, 23:53
by mormonheretic
Yes, that is true. Pretty much from their founding, they have had deaconnesses who also administered sacrament to women who couldn't come to church. They have had deaconnesses since the 1850s-60s and used the Bible to justify the practice. Historian Daniel Stone is a member of their church and discusses it: https://gospeltangents.com/2018/09/22/b ... ain-women/

Re: Women and Priesthood

Posted: 01 Feb 2021, 14:36
by Roy
Fascinating! There is so much about the various branches of Mormonism that I do not know. Thanks for sharing this.

Re: Women and Priesthood

Posted: 04 Feb 2021, 03:43
by SamBee
Roy wrote:
01 Feb 2021, 14:36
Fascinating! There is so much about the various branches of Mormonism that I do not know. Thanks for sharing this.
Agreed. And I think we're sometimes programmed to think that outside RLDS/CoC they are extreme. Not the case at all.

Re: Women and Priesthood

Posted: 05 Feb 2021, 08:18
by DarkJedi
SamBee wrote:
04 Feb 2021, 03:43
Roy wrote:
01 Feb 2021, 14:36
Fascinating! There is so much about the various branches of Mormonism that I do not know. Thanks for sharing this.
Agreed. And I think we're sometimes programmed to think that outside RLDS/CoC they are extreme. Not the case at all.
I think most members even think the Community of Christ is extreme/radical, especially with their changes in recent years to be more mainstream Christian. Other than the denial of Joseph Smith's polygamy, I find the teachings/beliefs of the CoC to often be more in line with my own. There is a congregation about 30 miles from where I live and I have considered visiting.

Re: Women and Priesthood

Posted: 05 Feb 2021, 09:57
by nibbler
I visited a CoC congregation during my mini-vacations in other religions phase. It just so happened that the stars aligned and I ended up attending on the first Sunday of the month, which is when they pass the sacrament.

That Sunday a woman gave the familiar sacrament prayer. It was surreal but a very spiritual moment for me.

Re: Women and Priesthood

Posted: 05 Feb 2021, 14:46
by SamBee
DarkJedi wrote:
05 Feb 2021, 08:18
SamBee wrote:
04 Feb 2021, 03:43
Roy wrote:
01 Feb 2021, 14:36
Fascinating! There is so much about the various branches of Mormonism that I do not know. Thanks for sharing this.
Agreed. And I think we're sometimes programmed to think that outside RLDS/CoC they are extreme. Not the case at all.
I think most members even think the Community of Christ is extreme/radical, especially with their changes in recent years to be more mainstream Christian. Other than the denial of Joseph Smith's polygamy, I find the teachings/beliefs of the CoC to often be more in line with my own. There is a congregation about 30 miles from where I live and I have considered visiting.
We have no CoC here but when they are mentioned at all it is when they are said to have no authority or to be too liberal...

But they aren't boogeymen like FLDS etc.

I would have to travel hundreds of miles to get to a congregation.

Re: Women and Priesthood

Posted: 06 Feb 2021, 18:59
by mormonheretic
John Hamer broadcasts his services from Toronto every Sunday on Facebook.