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Patriarchal blessings

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:16 pm
by cwparrish
How do I request a copy of a patriarchal blessing for one of my minor children? I am also his Branch President, would that be an easier,quicker route? Anyone?

Re: Patriarchal blessings

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:30 pm
by russellhltn
I believe the child would have to request their own. I don't see any provision for anyone else - including their bishop to obtain one.

Re: Patriarchal blessings

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:36 pm
by sbradshaw
According to the Patriarchal Blessing tool (LDS.org > My Account and Ward > Patriarchal Blessing), members can request a copy of their own blessing, or the blessing of a deceased direct-line ancestor. I don't think blessings can be requested for other family members.

Re: Patriarchal blessings

Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:18 pm
by russellhltn
Handbook 2: 20.12.2: "Each patriarchal blessing is sacred, confidential, and personal. Therefore, it is given in private except that a limited number of family members may be present. Church members should not compare blessings and should not share them except with close family members. Patriarchal blessings should not be read in Church meetings or other public gatherings."

So really, there's no provision for ward leaders to see someone's blessing.

patriarchal blessing copy

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:33 am
by cwparrish
How do I request a copy of my minor sons patriarchal blessing? I am also his Branch President, will that help?

Re: patriarchal blessing copy

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:42 am
by aebrown
cwparrish wrote:How do I request a copy of my minor sons patriarchal blessing? I am also his Branch President, will that help?

I merged your new question into the discussion you already started on this same question last month. Please review the responses that have already been posted.

Re: Patriarchal blessings

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:41 pm
by cwparrish
While I appreciate the responses I do not see any answers there other than just speculation. For a minor child it would seem the parents ought to be able to request it and not be required that the child have his own LDS.org account. Any comment on that?

Re: Patriarchal blessings

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:55 am
by russellhltn
The fact is, the system does not have a provision for doing what you are requesting. It only permits requesting deceased ancestors.

If you still want to pursue this, you can try calling Local Unit support, or your priesthood "upline". The bulk of this forum is user-to-user support.