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To perform the ordinance of baptism, a priest or Melchizedek Priesthood holder: 

1. Stands in the water with the person being baptized.


2. Holds the person’s right wrist with his left hand (for convenience and safety). The person being baptized holds the priesthood holder’s left wrist with his or her left hand.


3. Raises his right arm to the square.


4. States the person’s full name and says, “Having been commissioned of Jesus Christ, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen” (Doctrine and Covenants 20:73).


5. Has the person hold his or her nose with the right hand (for convenience); then places his right hand high on the person’s back and immerses the person completely, including clothing. Immersion is easier if the person bends his or her knees.


6. Helps the person to come up out of thevwater.