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Dictionary of Mormonese

Patriarchal Blessing

A one-time blessing, given by a patriarch, which supposedly reveals a person’s lineage and his or her future potential. The blessing, however, is conditioned on a person’s faithfulness. These blessings are typed out and are highly valued. “Patriarchal blessings are given to worthy members of the Church by ordained patriarchs. Your patriarchal blessing declares your lineage in the house of Israel and contains personal counsel from the Lord to you.” (True to the Faith, p. 111) 

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