RE: KA 138, April 20, 2020
Could this article please be clarified? This is the info from Jordan River Temple's online information page. It is difficult to explain to Family History Center patrons what can or cannot be done at the temple, considering KA 138 and this information. Some consultants are telling patrons that they can complete ordinances out of order but the temple may not allow it:
· Appointments for proxy ordinances are encouraged. Patrons without appointments are also welcome, but may be asked to wait for an opportunity to participate. Click the Appointments button to schedule or modify a proxy appointment.
· Patrons are encouraged to bring their own temple clothing.
· Ordinances for family names must be done in proper sequence—baptism, confirmation, Melchizedek Priesthood ordination (males), initiatory, endowment, and then sealing. Please allow sufficient time to perform all the ordinances you wish to complete during your visit. For additional help and information, please call the temple.
· Please contact the temple for more information or if you have special circumstances or needs.
Vicarious ordinances performed out of sequence are valid, but they become effective only after the prerequisite ordinances are completed.
The FamilySearch Family Tree website enforces the correct order of individual ordinances: baptism, confirmation, initiatory, and endowment.
It is preferred that sealings be done after individual ordinances, but it is not required. Family Tree does not enforce the order of sealings for deceased persons. A deceased couple can be sealed before their individual ordinances are done. Likewise, a deceased child can be sealed to deceased parents before the parents are sealed and before the parents’ individual ordinances are done.