Face Masks in the temple? UPDATED "Secret" changes being made

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Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a letter Friday night to all its Utah members asking them to wear face coverings in public and in chapels to slow the spread of COVID-19.
https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-new ... -in-public

The article cites a Utah Area Presidency letter which reads in part:"A growing chorus of medical authorities has confirmed that the simple wearing of a face covering when in public and when social distancing is not possible will significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19. This is true both indoors and outdoors."

So does this mean that Church members attending temples and chapels without the wearing of a face covering will be refused admittance? If not, why not?

If this is good advice, why is the Church limiting its request of members to just Utah?
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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced changes to the sacred temple endowment ceremony today, acknowledging “a concern for all and a desire to enhance the temple learning experience.”

The changes come as the Church resumes the performance of all living ordinances in 12 temples just four months after leaders closed all temples worldwide in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The sacred teachings, promises and ceremonies of the temple are of ancient origin, and point God’s children to Him as they make further covenants and learn more about His plan, including the role of the Savior, Jesus Christ,” wrote President Russell M. Nelson and his counselors, President Dallin H. Oaks and President Henry B. Eyring, in a statement released July 20.

“Through inspiration, the methods of instruction in the temple experience have changed many times, even in recent history, to help members better understand and live what they learn in the temple,” they wrote. “Part of the temple experience includes the making of sacred covenants, or promises, to God. Most people are familiar with symbolic actions that accompany the making of religious covenants (such as prayer, immersion of an individual at baptism, or holding hands during a marriage ceremony). Similar simple, symbolic actions accompany the making of temple covenants.

“With a concern for all and a desire to enhance the temple learning experience, recent changes have been authorized to the temple endowment ceremony. Given the sacredness of the temple ceremonies, we ask our members and friends not to engage in speculation or public discussions about these changes. Rather, we invite Church members to continue to look forward to the day when they may return and fully participate in sacred temple work prayerfully and gratefully.”
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[spoiler]White masks and white gloves. Initiatories will use a white Book of Abraham feather. A monitor with digitalized hand signs at the veil.[/spoiler]
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Its too bad they couldn't find some kind of priesthood way to help them get rid of the pestilence like it was done anciently.
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moksha wrote:
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... a white Book of Abraham feather.
Damn Shadesian spell checker. A Book of Abraham feather? That makes no sense.
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The FP has noted that only 2 of the three Nephites have been successfully quarantined in the Nauvoo temple so until that team has come
To full strength, temple presidents will Not invoke them to tarry in any temple environment until the situation has been cleared by the FP.
However Peter James and John have tested positive for the covid 19 virus and thus immune to the disease- temple presidents will make full use of Jesus' finest at every opportunity especially if priesthood holders are not available
For confirmations and patriarchal blessings which will be done in Aramaic and then translated to the recepients language.

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Sorry virus antibodies !

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moksha wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:12 am
moksha wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:55 am
... a white Book of Abraham feather.
Damn Shadesian spell checker. A Book of Abraham feather? That makes no sense.
It may not make sense, but now I really want one.
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Res Ipsa wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:50 pm
moksha wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:12 am

Damn Shadesian spell checker. A Book of Abraham feather? That makes no sense.
It may not make sense, but now I really want one.
It has the name of the King in Facsimile #3 written on its shaft........ :biggrin:
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https://www.tarnovoguide.com/the-rollin ... face-mask/

When you go in - wear one of these. When asked say it reminds you of the GA who tried to convert Mick Jagger on an airplane flight and as a result it strengthens your testimony...
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moksha wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:55 am
[spoiler]White masks and white gloves. Initiatories will use a white Book of Abraham feather. A monitor with digitalized hand signs at the veil.[/spoiler]
Please clarify, esteemed penguin:
  • would not "digitalized hand sign" be, in effect, finger signs?
  • what do you think such finger signs would look like?
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malkie wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:10 pm
Please clarify, esteemed penguin:
  • would not "digitalized hand sign" be, in effect, finger signs?
  • what do you think such finger signs would look like?
Is this leading up to a middle finger punchline?

The monitors could always show this step by step video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BA3SO1sokA
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moksha wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:19 pm
malkie wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:10 pm
Please clarify, esteemed penguin:
  • would not "digitalized hand sign" be, in effect, finger signs?
  • what do you think such finger signs would look like?
Is this leading up to a middle finger punchline?

The monitors could always show this step by step video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BA3SO1sokA
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