LDS History, January 21, 1836

-- January 21, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. While in the Kirtland Temple with the First Presidency of the Church, Joseph Smith saw a vision of the celestial kingdom and the Father and the Son, which is recorded in Doctrine & Covenants 137. (1)

-- 1836 January 21
[Joseph Smith] Administered and received ritual washings and anointings with priesthood leaders; vision of celestial kingdom, Kirtland. (2)

-- 21 Jan. 1836
[Lucy Mack Smith] Washings and anointings begin. The First Presidency anoints Joseph Sr. with oil and blesses him as patriarch; he blesses each member; Joseph Jr. reports receiving a vision of the celestial kingdom. Anointing meetings continue through 28 January. Between 21 January and 1 May 1836, Saints see heavenly beings, hear heavenly choirs, and have other spiritual manifestations. (3)

-- January 21, 1836
[Revelations] Kirtland, Ohio. Doctrine and Covenants 137. Vision of the Father and the Son, Adam, Abraham, Joseph's parents and his brother Alvin in the celestial kingdom. Children who die before 8 years and all others who would have received the gospel had they heard it before they died, inherit the celestial kingdom.
Added to Doctrine and Covenants after 1835 edition.
Background Diary-2, 135-136.
Wash in printing office loft [135] At about 3. oclock P. M I dismissed the School and the presidency; retired to the loft of the printing office, where we attended to the ordinance of washing our bodies in pure water, we also perfumed our bodies and our heads, in the name of the Lord loft: attic story in MH-B, 617.
Anoint in west school room at early candlelight, I meet with the presidency, at the west school room in the Chapel to attend to the ordinance of annointing our heads with holy oil-also the councils of [DEL: Zion :DEL] Kirtland and Zion, meet in the two adjoining rooms, who waited in prayer while we attended to the ordinance,- Chapel: Temple in MH-B, 617.
Joseph Sr. first anointed, blessed as Patriarch I took the oil in my [DEL: right :DEL] <left> hand, father Smith being Seated before me and the rest of the presidency encircled him round about. -we then Streched our right hands towards heaven and blessed the oil and concecrated it in the name of Jesus christ-we then laid our hands on our aged fath[er] Smith, and invoked, the blessings of heaven,-I then annointed his head with the concecrated oil. and sealed many blessings upon him, [DEL: head :DEL] , the presidency then in turn laid their hands upon his head, beginning at the eldest untill they had all laid their hands on him, and pronounced such blessings, upon his head as the Lord put into their hearts-all blessing him to be our patriarch, [DEL: and :DEL] <to> annoint our [136] heads, and attend to all duties that pertain to that office. - rest: remainder in MH-B, 619.
Joseph Sr. anoints, blesses Joseph to lead as Moses.
I then took the Seat, and father annoint my head, and Sealed upon me the blessings, of Moses, to lead Israel in the latter days, even as moses led him in days of old,-also the blessings of Abraham Isaac and Jacob. -.
MH-B, 619 inserts, " The presidency then took the seat in their turn, according to their age, beginning at the eldest, and received their anointing and blessing under the hand of father Smith: and in my turn my father anointed my head -" >.
Joseph Smith Diary.
D&C 137.
Celestial kingdom. (4)

-- January 22, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Visions and revelations were poured out when Joseph Smith and other brethren performed anointing ordinances for the Council of the Twelve and the Presidency of the Seventy. (1)

-- January 23, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Visions of God attended Joseph Smith from the night of the 22nd until the early morning of the 23rd. (1)

-- January 26, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joshua Seixas, the new teacher Joseph Smith hired for the Hebrew school, arrived in Kirtland. (1)

-- 1836 January 26
[Joseph Smith] Began receiving formal instruction in Hebrew, Kirtland. March 27 Dedicated temple, Kirtland. (2)

-- January 28, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith, his counselors, the Twelve Apostles, and the seven Presidents of the Seventy saw glorious visions in the Kirtland Temple. (1)

-- January 29, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. In the evening Joseph Smith made a feast for his fathers family. (1)

-- 1836 January 29
[Joseph Smith] Administered and received ritual washing of feet with priesthood leaders in temple, Kirtland. (2)

-- January 30, 1836
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received several visitors and showed them the Abraham papyri. (1)

-- 1836 January 30
[Joseph Smith] Held solemn assembly in temple, Kirtland. (2)

1 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
2 - Joseph Smith Papers: Chronology for the Years 1832-1839
3 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
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