7. As of the 2005 revision, initiates clothe themselves in the
garment before the initiatory begins. Officiators therefore no longer speak
of placing the garment on the initate. Instead they declare the garment to be
In a curious development, the new ritual for authorizing the garment replaces the phrase "having authority" with "under proper authority." The motivation for this change is not clear. Elsewhere in the initiatory (e.g., during the washing and anointing), officiators continue to use the phrase "having authority."