(â-rŏn′ĭk, ă-rŏn′-) also Aa·ron·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of, having to do with, or characteristic of Aaron.
2. Mormon Church Of or having to do with the lower order of priests.


1. (Bible) of or relating to Aaron, his family, or the priestly dynasty initiated by him
2. (Bible) of or relating to the Israelite high priesthood
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to the priesthood in general
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Mormon Church denoting or relating to the second order of the Mormon priesthood


(ɛəˈrɒn ɪk, æˈrɒn-)

also Aa•ron′i•cal,

1. of or pertaining to Aaron or the order of Jewish priests descended from him.
2. of or pertaining to the lower order of priests in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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At a recent meeting, members of the Beirut congregation from a variety of ethnic and social backgrounds listened with rapt attention while missionary Rex Allen talked about the Aaronic priesthood, an ancient institution which Mormons believe was restored to earth in the 19th century after Jesus Christ appeared to an American man named Joseph Smith.
Other historical parts of mosque from are the double-shell dome from Seljuk ear and the unique Bedchamber which is located on the West and South sides of Aaronic arch and is known as one of the masterpieces in the early sixth century AH, it is called "Khomartashi Maqsurah".
In line with the word's Latin etymology, where one thing is above ("super-") or "superior" to another, Professor George Cronk wrote in The Message of the Bible: An Orthodox Christian Perspective: "[Melchizedek's] priesthood is presented in Hebrews as superior to the Aaronic priesthood and as foreshadowing the priesthood of Christ.
The abbot and I each prayed for the church and, at his invitation, raised our hands and gave the Aaronic blessing together.
If I were receiving my own Endowment today, and had been given the name of John as my new name, I would repeat in my mind these words, after making the sign, at the same time representing the execution of the penalty: I, John, covenant that I will never reveal the First Token of the Aaronic Priesthood, with its accompanying name, sign, and penalty.
This discipline included detailed attentiveness to the rules of ritual purity with the apparent goal of having all Pharisees live a priestly existence, including all or most of the purity restrictions that applied to the Aaronic priestly clan.
Among them are Eckankar, described on its Web site as the "Religion of the Light and Sound of God," as well as SeichoNo-Ie, a nondenominational faith founded in Japan in 1930, and the Aaronic Order, an offshoot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Melchizedek can be understood as the non-Jewish leader of a religious community, different from the Levitical or Aaronic order.
Especially illuminating are his grounding of unity language in the kind of Temple-centered unity celebrated in Psalm 133 and his rooting of "keeping" and bestowing "the name" in the classic Aaronic blessing, Numbers 6:24-27.
Such liturgical use of God-for-us language follows the model of the Aaronic blessing, a particular favourite of Martin Luther's, which "puts on" the community the name of God (Num.
Gordon Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, which in its fifth edition filled 1,150 pages with data regarding more than 2,100 discrete religious organizations in America, from the Aaronic Order to the Zoroastrian Associations in North America.