Melchizedek Priesthood: a universal priesthood of illumination governed by Melchizedek, the Universal Logos. In essence, all Spiritual teachings on Earth have their source in the Melchizedek Priesthood or the teachings of Melchizedek which deal with the realization of Spiritual / Christ / Buddha / Krishna / Moses / Mohammed / Mighty I Am Presence / God / Goddess / Melchizedek Consciousness which is all one and the same - just different terms.
The higher or greater priesthood of God, which was originally called â€œthe Holy Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God.â€ But out of respect or reverence to the name of the Supreme Being, to avoid the too frequent repetition of His name, the Church in ancient days called that priesthood after Melchizedek, or the Melchizedek Priesthood ( Hebrews 7:11, D&C 107:2-4). Offices of the Melchizedek Priesthood include elder, seventy, high priest, patriarch, and apostle.
One of two types of priesthood. It is given to members of the church who are 18 or older. No training is required but the member must be worthy and male.
The higher of two categories of ministry in the LDS Church, assigned primarily to seasoned members over the age of 18, males only.
The higher of the two priesthoods. Offices include: Elder, High Priest, Patriarch, Seventy, Apostle, and Prophet.
The higher of the two priesthoods; includes offices of elder, high priest, patriarch, seventy and apostle; conferred upon faithful males age 18 and older. Members of this priesthood serve in Church administrative assignments, hold the power of the laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost, may anoint and heal the sick, etc.
In Mormonism, the Melchizedek priesthood is one of the two or three types, or "orders" of priesthood (the others being Aaronic or Levitical Priesthood and the Patriarchal Authority, see Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith Section Six 1843-44, p.323). The Melchizedek priesthood is also referred to as the high priesthood of the holy order of God (Alma 4:20, 13:8), or the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God (LDS D&C 107:3), or simply as the high priesthood. In Mormonism, unlike most other Christian religions, the Melchizedek priesthood is thought to be held by mortals as a normal priesthood office, and not solely by either pre-Aaronic priests such as Melchizedek, or Jesus alone, as most Christians interpret the Epistle to the Hebrews.
The Melchizedek Priesthood is the name of several priesthoods.