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Church announces age changes for youth progression, ordination

Dec 14, 2018, 10:16 AM
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SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced changes to the ages at which children progress out of Primary and into Sunday School and Young Women or Aaronic Priesthood quorums.

In a letter, the First Presidency of the church announced children will complete Primary and attend Sunday School and either Young Women or Aaronic Priesthood quorums beginning in January of the year in which they turn 12. They would also transition from Young Women classes and Aaronic Priesthood quorums in January of the years in which they turn 14 and 16.

The letter states:

In addition, young men will be eligible for ordination to the appropriate priesthood office in January of the year they turn 12, 14, and 16. Young women and ordained young men will be eligible for limited-use temple recommends beginning in January of the year they turn 12.

The full letter and the answers to frequently asked questions are available on a church website.

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