Ordination Certificate Priesthood is Lower Case

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Ordination Certificate Priesthood is Lower Case

Postby dlworley » Sun May 01, 2016 11:16 am

I printed my first priesthood advancement certificate from Leader and Clerk Resources today and noticed that the young man's office as well as the ordained by's office are lower case. Certificates from MLS had this in upper case. I would think that since it is an office that it should be upper case. Which should it be?

Also, the date of ordination is in the standard 28 Feb 2016 format rather than the formal full date format of 28 February 2016.

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Re: Ordination Certificate Priesthood is Lower Case

Postby sbradshaw » Sun May 01, 2016 4:54 pm

The current handbook (2010) uses lowercase for names of priesthood offices, except in titles of sections. Similar capitalization is used throughout LDS.org:

Currently, a lot of words in English are written in lowercase that sometimes in the past were written in capital letters, like priesthood, gospel, atonement, etc. Of course it's not wrong to write these words with capital letters, but the Church follows a specific style guide that changes from time to time. They are also becoming better at standardizing those kinds of things.
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