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KEN - In a confirmation, the person giving the gift of the holy ghost stated by the "holy Priesthood" instead of the melchizedek priesthood. The bishop was told about this but said it doesn't need to be exact. Is this true?

JOEL - It would of course be preferable to specify which priesthood is being used, but as long as priesthood is mentioned by one who holds the Melchizedec priesthood, it can be assumed that it is with that priesthood that the ordinance is being performed. There would be no reason to repeat the ordinance just to specify.
The actual name for the Melchizedek Priesthood is "The Holy Priesthood after the Order of the Son of God" (D&C 107: 1-4). Therefore, saying "The Holy Priesthood", although an abreviation, should be acceptable.

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