Patriarch, PatriarchalSee also Evangelist; Father, Mortal; Melchizedek Priesthood; Patriarchal BlessingsThe scriptures speak of two kinds of patriarchs: (1) an ordained office in the Melchizedek Priesthood, sometimes called an evangelist; (2) fathers of families. Ordained patriarchs give special blessings to worthy members of the Church.Ordained patriarchsHe gave some prophets and some evangelists, Eph. 4:11 (A of F 1:6).It is the duty of the Twelve to ordain evangelical ministers, D&C 107:39.Hyrum may take the office of priesthood and patriarch, D&C 124:91–92, 124; 135:1.FathersJacob blessed his sons and their descendants, Gen. 49:1–28.Let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, Acts 2:29.Lehi counseled and blessed his posterity, 2 Ne. 4:3–11.I became a rightful heir, holding the right belonging to the fathers, Abr. 1:2–4.