Located on the west end of the first floor are the Melchizedek Priesthood pulpits.

(FROM: Community of Christ postcard)


Melchizedek Priesthood Pulpits, Kirtland Temple
(Post card, Community of Christ Church)

The Melchizedek Priesthood pulpits represent the line of authority in the Melchizedek Priesthood. 


Melchizedek Priesthood Pulpits and Veil




On April 3, 1836, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery dropped the veil that separated the pulplits from the rest of the room and offered prayer.  In response to that prayer, one of the most important events of the restoration took place.  First, Jesus Christ, calling himself Jehovah, appeared.  After his appearance, Moses, Elias, and Elijah appeared committing the necessary keys to perform temple ordinances (see D&C 110).