I was wondering if anyone could explain to me more in depth about the LDS ordinances. Here is what I know so far:
1.) Baptism = 8 years old, full immersion, dressed in white, by a priest
2.) Laying on of hands = I know this happens, but don't know when/where/by whom/etc.
3.) Marriage = in a temple, for all eternity, a sealing, I assume by a priest?, special white clothing
4.) Communion = called the Sacrament, blessed by young priests, every Sunday, bread and water
5.) Confession = I know some sins need to be told to the bishop...
6.) Baby blessings = I know babies are blessed... by multiple men?
7.) Blessings = priest can give special blessings to certain people
8.) Patriarchal Blessing = a special blessing, done by only certain priests, you only get one once, it has to do with your whole life
9.) Endowment = in a temple, special white clothing, learn about creation?
10.) Proxy ceremonies = baptisms, marriages, sealings, and endowments can be done for the deceased
That's all I've got. Is any of that right? All of it wrong? What are all of the practices? Which ones are necessary, and which ones are voluntary? Which levels of the priesthood are allowed to perform which ordinances?
P.S. = By "priest" I mean "priesthood holder"... "priest" just seemed easier.