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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. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of 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. Moroni 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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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.
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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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To meet the needs of a growing and diverse membership, the Church has evolved its approach to temple construction and design over the years. This brief article examines the major design phases of latter-day temple construction.
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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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The five largest temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) by square footage are: Salt Lake Temple: 385,000 square feet Los Angeles California: 190,614 square feet Washington D.C.: 160,000 square feet Jordan River Utah: 148,236 square feet …
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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, 19…
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As of August 2010, there are 133 Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) operating worldwide. There are an additional 8 under construction and 11 that are announced and preparing for construction. A temple is different than a Church Meetinghouse, where regula…
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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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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 …
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One. The Salt Lake Temple is the only temple in Salt Lake City limits. Other temples nearby (within an hour's drive) are Draper, Mount Timpanogos, Provo, Jordan River, Oquirrh Mountain, Bountiful, and Ogden.Please note that an LDS Temple is not the same as an LDS church meetinghouse.
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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, UtahPhoenix, Arizona (under construction)Boise, IdahoBaton Rouge, LouisianaBismarck, North DakotaColu…
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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 b…
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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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No. There are a few similarities between the temple ceremonies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) and the Masonic rites, but the Mormons didn't get the temple ceremonies from the Masons. Mormons believe that Joseph Smith wrote the temple ceremonies through revel…
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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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LDS Temples currently under construction (February 2011) are: Brigham City, UtahCalgary, Alberta, CanadaCordoba, ArgentinaGilbert, ArizonaKansas City, MissouriManaus, BrazilQuetzaltenago, GuatemalaRome, ItalySan Salvador, El SalvadorTegucigalpa, HondurasLDS Temples that have been announced but cons…
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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 out …
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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 of …
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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 temples that were built between when the Church of Jesus Christ of 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) C…
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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 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.Please…
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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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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 Presi…
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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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Having an angel Moroni statue on the temple is not necessary and has only been included in the design of every Temple since the Atlanta Georgia Temple was first built in 1983. When a review of the temple in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution mentioned the writer's wish that the temple had a Moroni sta…
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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.
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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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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 interactiv…
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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…
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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 s…
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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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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. F…
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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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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…
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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 oth…
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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 tha…
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