Handbook 2:
Administering the Church

 

7.9 Teaching How to Perform Ordinances and Blessings

The following publications provide instructions on performing ordinances and blessings:

  1. 1.

    Chapter 20 in this handbook

  2. 2.

    Family Guidebook, pages 18–25

  3. 3.

    Duties and Blessings of the Priesthood, Part B, pages 42–47

Using these publications, priesthood leaders teach brethren how to perform ordinances and blessings. Leaders ensure that each priesthood holder has the Family Guidebook or Duties and Blessings of the Priesthood, Part B, so he can have his own copy of these instructions.

Leaders should not produce or use other publications that give instructions for ordinances, blessings, or prayers unless the First Presidency has authorized such publications.