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Mormon (LDS) Temples

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An LDS Temple is a place where special ordinances are performed. Only members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are allowed to enter a temple. This is a place of peace.
Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are currently (as of February 2010) located in: Nigeria Ghana South Africa Philippines (2 temples) Japan (3 temples) Korea Hong Kong Taiwan Switzerland Denmark Germany (2 temples) Netherlands Finland Ukraine England (2 temples...
No. Only members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) with a special reccomendation from their bishop can enter a Temple after it is dedicated (Temples are open for public tours before their dedication.) Many temples have a visitor center or lobby...
To enter the temple (excluding the visitor center) you must be worthy by the Church's standards to enter holy grounds. So to enter you must get a "Temple Recommend" which obviously can not be obtained by a non-mormon. Those who have a close friend or relative participating in a temple wedding may...
Yes! Since many temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are located on high ground and have a giant metal statue on the top, they are quite often struck by lightning. Usually the lightning strikes do little or no damage, but occassionally damage the Angel Moroni statue on top. ...
Temples currently under construction (as of June 2015) are: Indianapolis Indiana (to be dedicated August 2015) Tijuana Mexico (to be dedicated December 2015) Provo City Center (to be dedicated March 2016) Rome Italy Hartford Connecticut Fort Collins Colorado Philadelphia Pennsylvania Sapporo Japan...
Currently, a regular adult recommend is valid for two years,although of course it can be surrendered or revoked at any time.
YYes they are the same thing just different names
The Detroit Michigan Temple of the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) was built between October 1998 and October 1999. It is located at 37425 Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The nearest temple to Detroit in 1961 was in Salt Lake City!...
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  (commonly called the "Mormon" church) believe that marriages  performed outside of the Temple are for "time only", meaning that  the marriage will only last until death, and the couple will not  remain married in heaven. If the couple...
Walking into a Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) is not like walking into a large cathedral or other worship space. There is no large room with pews for worship, but rather a collection of smaller rooms, each with a specific function....
Not yet. You can find your mearest temple on googlemaps by typing LDS temple in the search field.
 It is a representation of the angel Moroni. Latter-day Saints (Mormons) believe that the angel Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith in the 1820s and showed him where the gold plates were buried. Latter-day Saints believe that it was Moroni who buried them there about AD 400 (1400 years before Joseph...
There are 132 temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) operating worldwide. (as of May 24, 2010) There are also 8 under construction and 12 announced (property and building permits are currently pending). Temples are used for special meetings...
Temples are where people can get away from the busy and sometimes sinful world and worship their god. In the LDS church we believe that temples are houses of God and you have to be worthy to enter. In a LDS temple there are baptism for the dead. This is where we baptize people, by proxy, who have...
The Los Angeles California Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) was announced on March 6, 1937, but construction was delayed due to the Great Depression and World War 2. The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Temple was held on September 22,...
A temple recommend from your bishop....Oh yeah and you have to be a "active member" meaning going to church and abiding by the laws and principles.When a temple is built or renovated it is usually open to the public for tours. That is the only time that people who are not active members of the...
Each Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) is made to be unique, however there are some key features found in each temple. Please keep in mind that a Mormon Temple is different than a Mormon Church or Meetinghouse. Churches/Meetinghouses are...
As of October 2010, there are 75 LDS temples operating or under construction in the United States. Of those 75, the following are located in the actual city limits of a state capitol: Salt Lake City, Utah Phoenix, Arizona (under construction) Boise, Idaho Baton Rouge, Louisiana Bismarck, North...
As of October 2010, Utah has the most LDS temples with 15. California follows with 7. Arizona has 5, and Idaho and Texas each have 4. Please note that a Temple is different than a Church or Meetinghouse, which hold regular congregation worship services. The states with the most congregations/church...
As of December 2010, there are 134 temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' church) worldwide, along with 10 under construction and 13 which are announced and being designed.Please note that a temple is different from a church or meetinghouse, which are open to the...
That's a fairly common name, there are 16 million Mormons and 150-ish temples, so it's difficult to respond accurately.
The Angel Moroni typically faces east. Presumably this is symbolic of Moroni heralding the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, who will come from the east (Matthew 24:27). Not all Moroni statues face east, however. One exception is the Angel Moroni atop the Nauvoo, Illinois Temple. This angel faces to...
Many temples do have windows in them, but they are draped. There are some temples that don't, but temples are a place of deep self reflection and reverence. They are a place where one can get away from worldly distractions and contemplate life and ones trials and challenges. It's a place to pray to...
As of January 2010, there are 130 temples in operation. 8 are under construction, and 14 are announced. The temples to be completed and opened this spring are Vancouver British Columbia, Gila Valley Arizona, and Cebu City Philippines. By July 2010, there will be 133 temples in operation.
As of Dec 2008, there are 129 Temples in operation, 9 temples under construction, and an additional 8 temples announced for construction in the near future. These figures give a grand total of 146 Temples that will be or are in operation in the near future.
From what I could find from lds.org and mormon.org the Guatamala temple may be the tallest.   __________   The Washington D.C. Temple has a 288-foot spire making it the tallest of all Latter-day Saint temples.
LDS Temples currently under construction (February 2011) are: Brigham City, Utah Calgary, Alberta, Canada Cordoba, Argentina Gilbert, Arizona Kansas City, Missouri Manaus, Brazil Quetzaltenago, Guatemala Rome, Italy San Salvador, El Salvador Tegucigalpa, Honduras LDS Temples that have been...
As of February 2011, there are 134 operating temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) worldwide. An additional 23 are planned or under construction. Please note that a Temple is different than a Meetinghouse or Church, where Sunday services are held. Check...
Church members must tell their Bishop and Stake President that they are paying a full 10% tithe to enter the temple. I guess they don't have to actually be paying it, but they'd have to lie to their Church leaders and say that they are. In order to participate in temple worship services, a member...
The temple does not appear to have received any structural damage, but the Moroni statue on top swiveled. You can see a photo of the before and after Moroni at the "Related Link" below.
  you need to be a member for at least a year, and in good standing
The temples that were built between when the Church of Jesus Christof Latter-day Saints was founded (1830) and 150 years later (1980)are: Kirtland, Ohio (1836) Nauvoo, Illinois (1846) St. George, Utah (1877) Logan, Utah (1884) Manti, Utah (1888) Salt Lake, Utah (1893) Laie, Hawaii (1919) Cardston,...
The first LDS (Mormon) Temple was built in Kirtland, Ohio and dedicated on March 27, 1836. (LDS Church Chronology 1805-1914, page 12) The Second LDS (Mormon) temple was built at Nauvoo, Illinois and dedicated on April 30, 1846. The Third LDS (Mormon) temple was built in Utah at St. George and...
The couple has a wedding interview with their Bishop and each must have a valid temple recommend that is also given through personal interviews with their Bishop and Stake president. ----- Both members of the couple must be baptized members of the Church actively participating in their...
As of May 2011, there are 134 Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) around the world, with 26 more under construction. You can find a list of these (click on the one you are interested for more info and the exact address) at the "Related Links" below. ...
As of today (May 22, 2011): 118 years, 1 month and 16 days.
The original Nauvoo Temple was dedicated May 1, 1846 by Orson Hyde, who was never a member of the First Presidency. At the time, he was an Apostle. The Manti Utah Temple was dedicated May 21, 1888 by Lorenzo Snow, who was not at that time a member of the First Presidency, but later became the...
Yes. There are 19 stamps, postcards and cancellations and there are 4 in the U.S. The U.S. stamps are: Scott Catalog # 922 (issued May 10, 1944), It is a 3 cent stamp commemorating the completion of the 'Transcontinental Railroad' at Promontory Point near Ogden, Utah. Scott Catalog # 950 (issued...
Having an angel Moroni statue on the temple is not necessary andhas only been included in the design of every Temple since theAtlanta Georgia Temple was first built in 1983. When a review ofthe temple in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution mentioned thewriter's wish that the temple had a Moroni statue,...
As of August 2011, there will be 135 temples in use, 11 under construction, and 14 announced. Check out the "Related Link" below for an updated list.
It depends on the individual situation. If the mother is a widow, she may be sealed to her deceased husband and her children. If she is divorced or if she has never married, she should speak to her Bishop about her individual situation. It may be possible in some cases but not in others. We are...
The announcement was made on 28 July 1847 about the Salt Lake Temple being built and the Groundbreaking was called by Brigham Young on February 14, 1853.
I believe the most common question asked was "What does the inside of the Temple look like?" . To answer this, the a scale cut-out model of the Temple has been created and placed in the South Visitor's Center. It displays exactly what the inside of the Temple looks like, with interactive video...
Yes, most of the time. In most situations if you are divorced you can marry a new spouse in the Temple. You do have to work with your Bishop to ensure that your divorce is recognized by the Church as well as the civil authorities, and in some situations you have to get permission from your ex. There...
I wouldn't say there is a strong resemblance, but there is a slight resemblance. The many Masonic ceremonies are longer and more detailed than the Mormon Temple ceremonies. Most of the Mormon Temple ceremonies are very basic: Baptism simply involves a person being immersed in the water following a...
Many different services are available to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called "Mormons") in the Temple. While regular Sunday worship services and congregation activities are open to all and held in Church meetinghouses, Temples and their services are open only...
Brigham Young broke ground for the Salt Lake Temple on 14 February 1853. Wilford Woodruff dedicated the edifice on 6 April 1893.
The earliest AGE at which you can go to the LDS temple varies depending on your purpose. 1. If you are being sealed to your living parents, you may go at any age. 2. If you are going to perform proxy baptisms on behalf of deceased family members, you may go at age 12. 3. If you are taking out...
Jimmer Fredette is getting married on June 1, 2012, in the Denver LDS Temple.
An article was written about the architecture of the Washington DC Temple in the October 1977 Ensign. The article says this about the architects of the temple: "Four distinguished LDS architects were asked to work together in creating a design under the general direction of Church Architect Emil B....
Children in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) are traditionally baptized at age 8, but may be baptized any time later. Baptisms for members and converts to the church are normally baptized in their local church building or in a local body of water ...
No. Most members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) who have participated in temple ceremonies know and understand the difference between their ceremonies and those of the Masons. Only one Mormon temple ceremony bears similarity to one Masonic ritual - they...
The statue of the Angel Moroni featured on most Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' church) is made out of fiberglass and covered in gold leafing. Prior to the use of fiberglass, the statues were cast in metal and then gold leafed. The first statue, placed on the...
The first Mormon temple was actually built in Kirtland, Ohio. It still stands today and is owned by the Community of Christ as a historical site. The Kirtland Temple is different from all other Mormon temples built, as it was not meant for the temple ordinances like baptism and marriage that all...
Most Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) have a gold statue of the Angel Moroni on the highest spire. Moroni is the last prophet in the Book of Mormon. Mormons believe that he appeared to Joseph Smith as an angel and showed him where the ancient record...
As of June 11, 2012, there are 138 temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) worldwide with an additional 14 under construction and 14 being planned. It is estimated that an additional three will be dedicated before the end of the year. Click the "Related Link...
As of June 2012, there are three Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) in Arizona, with another two under construction.The three that are currently open are: Mesa Arizona Temple (101 South LeSueur Street, Mesa, Arizona)Snowflake Arizona Temple (1875 West...
Yes. This is actually extremely common. Married couples who convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) are encouraged to be sealed in the temple. Additionally, Mormon couples who were unable or unworthy to be sealed in the temple on their wedding day are...
It is not a specific kind of instrument, simply a symbolic horn or  trumpet heralding the coming of Christ.
Utah is home to the most temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) with 16 (three of which are under construction as of July 2012). Other states with a lot of temples are California (7 temples), Arizona (5 temples), Idaho (5 temples), Texas (4 temples), and...
The requirements to be married in a Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' church) [or to be 'sealed', if you were previously married in a civil ceremony] are: *Both the man and woman must have been actively practicing members of their local congregation for at...
It should be, although there may be occassional closures. You may want to call ahead before going to make sure it is open. The number for the Boise Idaho LDS Distribution center is 1-208-376-1121. If they are not open, you can order whatever you need online and it will be shipped to your home for...
There are seven temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) in California. They are located in Fresno, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Oakland, Redlands, Sacramento, and San Diego. Please note that a temple is different from a meetinghouse. Meetinghouses are where...
Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) are typically open Tuesday through Saturday, although some may be open on Monday. Each Temple sets it's own schedule, but all temples offer the same services each day. The services available at a Mormon Temple are: * ...
Generally, Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' church) are open only to actively practicing members who have recieved a recommend from their Bishop. The requirements to recieve a recommend are: -Bearing testimony of God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy...
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the"Mormon" church) generally recieve their Temple Endowment shortlybefore they depart for their missionary service, shortly beforethey are married, or in their mid-twenties if they have not doneeither of the above. Adult converts to the...
The Angel Moroni statue generally faces east unless that would makeit face backward from the main entrance of the Temple.
In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church), an individual may choose to be 'sealed' to their spouse, parents, or children in a special Temple ceremony. To be 'sealed' in the Temple means that you will not be separated by death and that if you live faithfully, you will...
The first temple to have a statue on top of it was the Nauvoo Temple in the 1840's. However, this angel was not specifically Moroni, it was just a generic angel and was a part of a weathervane. The artist of this angel weathervane is unknown. The first temple with an Angel Moroni statue on it was...
In order for a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' church) to qualify to participate in the sacred ceremonies performed in the Temple, they must meet certain requirements. In order to perform baptisms on behalf of deceased ancestors in the Temple, you must be...
Yes, absolutely! But it needs to be kept in mind that Latter-day Saints [Mormons] believe that marriage outside the temple is just a contract for life. When the minister or celebrant marries the couple, the contract is "...until death do you part", and that is all the authority that can be spanned. ...
Most of the Angel Moroni statues found on Temples of the Church ofJesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) are made offiberglass and then covered in gold leaf.
Temples are not a new concept. Throughout the Old Testament, the temples were a place for the High Priests to commune with God, and to make covenants with Him. Not all members of the church can enter the temple. To do so, a member must be shown worthy by practicing the tenants of their faith. To a...
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called "Mormons") always wear all-white formal wear when attending temple services. They change into their white suits (shoes, ties etc) for men and dresses for women after entering the temple. Everyone must wear long sleeves and...
As of December 2012, there are 140 operating Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) around the world, with 14 under construction, and 14 announced and in planning stages. If you'd like to see a list of all of them, check out the "Related Links" below. You...
When a Mormon temple is first built, open house tours are offered to the public. In order to enter the temple during this time, one only needs to show up. After the temple is dedicated, it is open only Mormon members who meet specific requirements, which are: -For full access to the temple, you...
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) has two different buildings for worship: meetinghouses and temples. A meetinghouse (also called a church or chapel) is used for Sunday worship services and congregation activities. Usually one to three...
Dear Sister Lila,   Thank you for the phone numbers. Below is the direct number to my  local temples prayer line plus Mount Timpanogas, Utah.    Los Angeles: 310-234-8150   Timpanogas: 801-763-4640    God Bless,   Sister Nella McLaughlin   Santa Susana 3rd Ward   Simi...
As of Feburary 2013 there are 14 operating temples and 2 under construction in the state of Utah. They are: St. George Logan Manti Vernal Monticello Brigham City Ogden (not open-under renovation) Bountiful Salt Lake Jordan River (in South Jordan) Oquirrh Mountain (in South Jordan) Draper Mount...
It took just over forty years to build the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church). The ground was broken on February 14, 1853 and the temple was dedicated on April 6, 1893.
A very interesting question, since the Salt Lake Temple doesn't have traditional stories inside. The exterior height of the temple (including the spires) is 14-18 stories (depending on how you measure stories). The spires and East and West ends have 7 levels of rooms (including the basement level)...
The first temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church") was built in Kirtland, Ohio over several years from 1833 to 1836. However, this 'temple' did not function like the Mormon temples of today and served more as a meetinghouse and seminary. While this temple...
No. The tallest temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) is the Washington DC temple (actually located in Maryland). The tallest spire of this temple is 288 feet.
The temples in Utah were completed in: St. George: April 1877 (remodeled and rededicated 1975) Logan: May 1884 (remodeled and rededicated 1979) Manti: May 1888 (remodeled and rededicated 1985) Salt Lake: April 1893 Ogden: January 1972 (currently being remodeled, rededication expected 2014) Provo:...
The Kirtland, Nauvoo, St. George, Logan, and Manti temples were completed before the Salt Lake Temple, which was not dedicated until 1893.
There is no set direction in which the Angel Moroni points. And in fact, as of 2013, eight Mormon Temples don't have any Angel Moroni statue at all. Eight additional temples have received a statue several years after their dedication to help identify them as Mormon Temples. On most temples, the...
There are many LDS temples around the world. As of March 2013, the church has 139 temples in operation. Lists of temples can be found on the organization's official website as well as on other related websites such as Deseret News.
Mormon Temples don't provide regular church services. Those are  held in regular church meetinghouses. Temples are reserved for more  sacred ordinances such as sealings, which can be marriages, or  children getting sealed to parents, etc. The object of everything  done in a temple is to join...
The Hong Kong China Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) was announced in October 1992. After planning was complete, a groundbreaking marking the official beginning of construction was held in January 1994. The Temple was completed and dedicated in May...
Most, but not all, temples and churches of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) have a steeple on top of or adjacent to the main building. This is not meant to resemble a pyramid in any way, it is in following a popular Christian tradition to have a steeple on...
I assume that Glenn Beck has a current Temple Recommend, although Icouldn't be certain unless he showed it to me. I do know that he has had a Temple Recommend in the past, as I haveheard him discuss attending the Temple and his experience beingsealed to his wife.
In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly calledthe "Mormon" church), the Temple is a sacred building set apartonly for the performance of certain special ordinances orceremonies. Regular Sunday services, youth groups, congregationactivities, etc are held in meetinghouses or...
Yes. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon"church) has had a temple in Las Vegas since 1989. There are alsoover 100 Mormon congregations in the Las Vegas metro area. Check out the "Related Links" to see more information andphotographs about the Las Vegas Nevada Temple.
No. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon"church) has never built or officially announced a temple inSingapore. However, on January 30, 2000 then-President Gordon B.Hinckley spoke to church members in Singapore and said that theycould have a temple when there were enough...
There are two different types of worship buildings for members ofthe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly calledthe "Mormon" church) - Temples and churches. Churches are also called meetinghouses. Mormon churchbuildings are used in much the same way as any other Christianchurch -...
As this is in the LDS Temples category I will answer it from thatperspective - Laws vary by country, but in the United States, Mormon Temples andthose ordained as Temple Sealers are recognized as authorities whocan bind a legal marriage. If you are married in a Mormon Temple,it is recognized as a...