Definitions for "Melchizedek Priesthood"
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 “the Holy Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God.” 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.