PATRIARCH, OFFICE OF (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

An Evangelist Is a Patriarch — Willard Richards (Between circa June 26 & July 2, 1839)

An Evangelist 

[An evangelist] Is a patriarch even the oldest man of the Blood of Joseph or of the seed of Abraham, whereever the Church of Christ is established in the earth, there should be a patriarch for the benefit of the posterity of the Saints as it was with Jacob. in giving his patriarchal blessing unto his Sons &c.

Discourse, between circa 26 June and circa 2 July 1839, as Reported by Willard Richards, p. 22, The Joseph Smith Papers.
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