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May 15, 2017


F. E. Bording,

The Restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood (After C.C.A. Christensen), c.1880, lithograph, 12 1/16 x 8 7/8 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art.

On this day in 1829, John the Baptist appeared to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery and conferred upon them the Aaronic Priesthood. The account of this miraculous event is recorded in Section 13 of the Doctrine and Covenants. The Prophet Joseph Smith recorded,