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Station #9

Grab scriptures, a study notebook, and a pen! What insights do you find?

Priestly Clothing: Welcome
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Priestly Clothing: About

EXODUS 28:1-5

What is symbolic about being clothed?

Hint: Clothing was expensive to make back then, and was a significant investment. It represented power and responsibility.

Priestly Clothing: About

EXODUS 29:9-10
EXODUS 29:36-37

What was placed on the shoulders?

What might shoulders be symbolic of?

Why might the plate of gold be placed on the head?

Where else do we find HOLINESS TO THE LORD in our day?

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Priestly Clothing: About


Core Message

Welcome. Please gather around. We are standing before the High Priest’s clothing. The High Priest was given sacred clothing when he was set apart to serve the Lord. This sacred clothing helped identify him as the Lord’s representative. The High Priests served as mediators on behalf of the people by performing sacrifices that made atonement for all of Israel. 

Why do you think the High Priest wore sacred clothing?

Possible Answer: Sacred clothing has always been worn to set the person wearing it apart from the world.

Possible Answer:  Today the way we dress should be an outward expression of an inward commitment to follow Jesus Christ. In this way we “put on” the Armor of God. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who have been endowed “put on Christ” each day by wearing a sacred garment.

Let me highlight a few distinctive features.

Note the colors you see in the High Priest’s clothing. Have you seen them before during your visit? 

  1. The breastplate had 12 stones. Each was inscribed with the name of one of the 12 Tribes of Israel. It’s worn over the heart to symbolize closeness to the Lord. He loves His children. Each one is known to Him. Behind the breastplate was a pouch containing the Urim & Thummim. 

  2. On the shoulders you can see 2 onyx stones. Each has the names of 6 tribes. They symbolize that the Lord helps bear our burdens.

  3. On the bonnet is a gold plate. We can see four words here: “Holiness to the Lord.” These same words are found on the outside of each of our holy temples. 

Priestly Clothing: About
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