2. The five points of fellowship were omitted in the 1990 revision. Instead,
the initiate and the person representing the Lord place their left hands
on each other's right shoulders, through flaps sewn into the marks of
the compass and the square.
The five points of fellowship are one of the most obviously Masonic elements of the endowment. It is significant, though, that where the rites of Freemasonry were traditionally administered only to men, the LDS endowment was administered, almost from its very beginning, to women as well as to men. In the nineteenth century, that must have seemed a boldly egalitarian move.