Book of Mormon Moroni Chapter 3
1, 2, 3, 4
Elders ordain priests and teachers by the laying on of hands. [Between A.D. 400 and 421]
1 The manner which the disciples, who were called the aelders of the church, bordained cpriests and teachers-
2 After they had prayed unto the Father in the name of Christ, they alaid their hands upon them, and said:
3 In the name of Jesus Christ I ordain you to be a priest, (or, if he be a ateacher ) I ordain you to be a teacher, to preach repentance and bremission of sins through Jesus Christ, by the endurance of faith on his name to the end. Amen.
4 And after this manner did they aordain priests and teachers, according to the bgifts and callings of God unto men; and they ordained them by the cpower of the Holy Ghost, which was in them.