GA’s In 1st & 2nd Quorums of Seventy – Combined & Redesignated – General Authority Seventies

As part of the ongoing evolution of the Church’s administration, at the October 2015 General Conference the 1st and 2nd Quorums of the Seventy were reconfigured.

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Until recently the members of the 1st Quorum of the Seventy served from the time of there call until approximately seventy years of age.  At that time they transitioned to an emeritus status.

Members of the 2nd Quorum of the Seventy however were called for a period of 5-7 years and then were released from their callings.  Members of both quorums were designated General Authorities of the Church.

The new structure combines the two groups with no separate quorum designation and are now called “General Authority Seventies”.

Though not formally announced in the October General Conference, the releases of members of the 2nd Quorum and granting them emeritus status reflected a change from the former procedure.  These releases can be reviewed in President Eyring’s conducting of church business at the 2:40 mark in the video replay of that session. General Conference Business  The newly published chart of General Authorities with members of both quorums combined, listed in alphabetic order and renamed provides greater understanding.  A church source also noted that the two quorums were combined.

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