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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.
As this is in the LDS Temples category I will answer it from that perspective - Laws vary by country, but in the United States, Mormon Temples and those ordained as Temple Sealers are recognized as authorities who can bind a legal marriage. If you are married in a Mormon Temple, it is recognized as…
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Masonic Symbols Joseph Smith, being a Freemason, adopted the Star and other Masonic Symbols to adorn LDS Temples.ALTERNATE VIEW: While it is true Joseph Smith was a Freemason (of the York rite), it is unclear how much such an association would have influenced the design of the Nauvoo Temple in the e…
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The angel on top of Mormon temples 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 40…
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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. …
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Those ordinances or ceremonies that Mormons perform in their temples are: Baptisms for the Dead, Confirmations, Washings, Annointings, Endowment Ceremonies and Marriages or Family Sealings.Based on the Bible's John 3:5 which states: "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water an…
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Your question in itself shows the lack of understanding of this Mormonism practice. Even though this ordinance (practice or ritual) is considered sacred by the Mormons, I will try to explain the reasons behind the alleged practice, without getting into doctrinal dissertations about the gospel and t…
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly known as the LDS Church, or the Mormon Church) reported 13,824,854 worldwide members on record in October 2010. There are other groups which have broken away from the LDS Church, but still call themselves Mormon. For example, the Community …
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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 S…
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 …
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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 …
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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 l…
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Temple Square, the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Utah.Near Temple Square are two of the homes of Brigham Young, the Beehive House and the …
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No. Putting an Angel Moroni on each temple was not a common practice until the 1970's. Since then, many temples have had an Angel Moroni statue added, but a few have not. Those without a Moroni statue are: St. George UtahLogan UtahManti UtahLaie HawaiiCardston AlbertaMesa ArizonaHamilton New Zealan…
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According to an official church web site: Eight (8) temples do not have an angel Moroni. They are the St. George Utah, Logan Utah, Manti Utah, Laie Hawaii, Cardston Alberta, Mesa Arizona, Hamilton New Zealand, and Oakland California Temples. http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/articles/facts/
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There are currently (in 2010) 13 temples operating in Utah and 2 under construction.The temples in Utah are: St. GeorgeLogan Manti Salt LakeOgdenProvoJordan River (in South Jordan) BountifulMount Timpanogos (in American Fork) VernalMonticelloDraperOquirrh Mountain (In South Jordan)Those under c…
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It took 40 years to build, starting in 1853, finishing and opening to the public in 1893. You can learn more about the Salt Lake Temple by visiting the "Related Link" below.
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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ("Mormons") go to temples to perform sacred, holy ordinances, such as endowment ceremonies, eternal marriages, and baptisms by proxy for the dead. The Church considers its temples to be holy places, a "House of the Lord." Due to that sacred …
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There are currently (as of October 2009) 130 operating temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints worldwide, 8 under construction, and 13 announced. To learn more about temples or to see photographs and facts about each one, please visit: www.ldschurchtemples.com or www.lds.org/te…
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As of this date (Feb. 10, 2014) there are 5 LDS Temples that start with the letter 'O'. Oakland, California, U.S.A.Oaxaca, MexicoOdgen, Utah, U.S.A.Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.A.Oquirrh Mountain, Utah, U.S.A.
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There are a few temples that do not have the angle Moroni on them. One of which is in Alberta CanadaAdded by a different user: Eight (8) temples do not have an angel Moroni. They are the St. George Utah, Logan Utah, Manti Utah, Laie Hawaii, Cardston Alberta, Mesa Arizona, Hamilton New Zealand, and O…
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Most of them. As of Jun 30th 2009 there are 129 temples in operation worldwide. Of all 129 only 2 do are not topped with an angel Moroni statue: Mesa, Arizona, USA and Cardston, Alberta, Canada. They are in the design of Solomon's temple and therefore have no spire, which is where the statues are p…
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In Navoo in 1846.
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There are several Temples (separate from meetinghouses) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly known as Mormons) in the southern US. Here are their addresses: Birmingham Alabama Temple: 1927 Mount Olive Boulevard, Gardendale, Alabama Atlanta Georgia Temple: 6450 Barfield Road…
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73 of the Church's 152 operating or under construction temples are in the United States. These temples are located in: Birmingham, AlabamaAnchorage AlaskaGila Valley, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, and Snowflake ArizonaFresno, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Oakland, Redlands, Sacramento, and San Diego Califo…
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The Salt Lake Temple was built for several reasons, I suppose. The first would probably be that the Saints had to abandon previous temples in Kirtland, Ohio and Nauvoo, Illinois and temple sites in Missouri. They needed a place in their new home in which to perform the sacred Temple Ordinances. Sec…
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19, November 1974 by Spencer W. Kimball.
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The Ciudad Juarez Mexico Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called "Mormons") was built between January 1999 and January 2000. It was dedicated on 27 February 2000. For more information about this temple or to see photos of it, click the "Related Link" below.
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First, let me explain that in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called "Mormons"), a "Church" and a "Temple" are not the same thing. A church is used for Sunday worship and congregation activities. These buildings and their services are always open to the public. A Temple is …
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That depends on which temple you are talking about. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) currently has 130 operating temples worldwide, with 8 under construction, and 13 more announced, along with one which is no longer owned by the Church. The Tem…
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The most unique thing about the Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called "Mormons") is that they are the only places in the world where people are baptized in behalf of those who have died. Church members believe that everyone, both living and dead, must have an op…
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There are 65 operating temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the United States. 7 additional temples are under construction in the US. These are in Brigham City, Utah; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Gila Valley, Gilbert, and Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; and Philadelphi…
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It looks like it, doesn't it? Heder is in it, so without looking at who made the film there could be more of an LDS connection.
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Each of the 130 temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) is managed by a 'Temple President' and two 'Counselors'. Their wives serve as 'Temple Matrons' and assist in managing the day to day activities at their assigned temple. Temple Presidents…
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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…
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The following temples have the same or similar designs: Old Two Spire Design: Logan Utah and Manti UtahOld No Spire Block Design:Laie Hawaii and Mesa Arizona.1950's Traditional One Spire Design:Bern Switzerland, London England and Hamilton New Zealand.1970's Central Spire Design:Ogden Utah and Prov…
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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 …
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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 b…
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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. Th…
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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 ItalyHartford ConnecticutFort Collins ColoradoPhiladelphia PennsylvaniaSapporo JapanParis Fra…
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A Temple Recommend is valid until the last day of the last month of the expiration date printed on it, until it is revoked by the Bishop, or until the original owner reports it lost, stolen, or compromised.For a full-use reccomend, the expiration date is usually two years from the date of issue. For…
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There are currently (June 2015) seven temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil. These are located in Manaus, Fortaleza, Recife, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Curitiba, and Porto Alegre. There is one temple being planned for Rio de Janeiro.
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A 'Sealing' is a sacred ordinance performed in the Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church). A sealing is performed at an altar in a sealing room, and is performed by a priesthood holder who has been given the authority to seal by the Prophet o…
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YYes they are the same thing just different names
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Dedicated Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) are only open to members of the Church who have a special reccomendation from their local Church leaders. Before the temple is dedicated, public tours are held for a few weeks. These public to…
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If this is a sealing for the living, you should schedule it as soon as possible. They can often be booked for months in advance, especially during peak times (such as Saturday mornings in summer). It is better to make an appointment and have to cancel it later than to end up not being able to get an…
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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!…
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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 is not 's…
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There were two temples dedicated in 2006, the Sacramento California Temple and the Helsinki Finland Temple. The Rexburg Idaho, Twin Falls Idaho, Panama City Panama, Curitiba Brazil, Draper Utah, and Oquirrh Mountain Utah temples were under construction.Most modern temples take about 1 1/2 years to b…
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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. Fir…
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Not yet. You can find your mearest temple on googlemaps by typing LDS temple in the search field.
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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 …
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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 al…
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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 churc…
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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 pu…
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That's a fairly common name, there are 16 million Mormons and 150-ish temples, so it's difficult to respond accurately.
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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 th…
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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 …
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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.
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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 dedi…
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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 congregatio…
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As of today (May 22, 2011): 118 years, 1 month and 16 days.
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18 operating temples.
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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 Jul…
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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 prom…
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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.
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Brigham Young broke ground for the Salt Lake Temple on 14 February 1853. Wilford Woodruff dedicated the edifice on 6 April 1893.
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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 you…
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Jimmer Fredette is getting married on June 1, 2012, in the Denver LDS Temple.
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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 foll…
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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 C…
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It is not a specific kind of instrument, simply a symbolic horn or trumpet heralding the coming of Christ.
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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 …
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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 Valley, CA
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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.
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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 families to…
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As of September 2014, there are 143 temples operating, 15 under construction, and 12 announced. For the latest information, please see the official website: http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/temples/
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143 operating, 14 under construction, and 13 announced.
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The temple is on of the highest demonstrable levels of commitment in the church. You receive and learn things there that are not available anywhere else. The service done has very little tangible results as far as this life goes. One benefit is the marriage ceremony that unites a couple in a way unl…
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we dont worship the cross. we worship christ and God
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