Receiving a Patriarchal Blessing
Members should go to the patriarch with a prayerful attitude and in Sunday attire. They may fast, but fasting is not required.
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.
If a patriarchal blessing does not include a declaration of lineage, the patriarch may later give an addendum to declare lineage.