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High priest (Mormonism)
The office of High Priest is one of the ordained offices of the Melchizedek Priesthood in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. High Priests have the particular responsibility of presiding, in all temporal and spiritual administrations of the Church, but they also can act with the authority of an Elder, Priest, Teacher, or Deacon. Each stake in the church has a quorumn of High Priests, led by the Stake President . Each ward also has a High Priest Group Leader to locally lead the group of High Priests, although he has no distinct keys to preside over that group.
Calling of a High Priest
After a male member of the LDS Church recieves the Melchizedek Priesthood and is ordained an Elder, he will remain so until he is asked to serve in a leadership position, usually as a member of a Bishopric or Stake High Council. At this point, if he is found worthy, he is ordained to this office and given the authority needed to preside in his new calling.
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