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Physical Address: 50 North West Temple St Salt Lake City, UT 84150 United States Mailing address: 50 West North Temple Street Salt La…ke City, Utah 84150 INTEROFFICE United States Phone: 801-240-2640
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In the winter of 1845-1846, the saints began their preparation to migrate to the West in search of a "New Zion." In the Spring of 1846, they began their large migration and ar…rived in Salt Lake City in 1847.
When the Mormon Pioneers migrated to Salt Lake City Utah, Brigham Young, the prophet received a revelation from God that he should construct a temple there...the Salt Lake Tem…ple. It is the place Mormons make sacred covenants with the Lord. It truly is a blessing.
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 buil…t at Nauvoo, Illinois and dedicated on April 30, 1846. The Third LDS (Mormon) temple was built in Utah at St. George and dedicated on April 6, 1877. (LDS Church Chronology 1814-1914). Today (May 2011) there are 134 temples in use around the world. Plus there are 10 more under construction and 16 more announced. For a total of 160 temples.
To be able to practice their religion in peace.
As of today (May 22, 2011): 118 years, 1 month and 16 days.
While it depends on the season and mode of travel, it was difficult and dangerous for everyone. There were very few trading posts, and in many places the trail was so over-use…d that it was difficult to find grazing places for the animals and game to hunt. Large canyons with no establshed trails were very complicated to navigate with large pack animals and wagons filled with supplies. All the while, children, sick people, and the elderly had to be cared for. Those traveling too late in the season suffered many deaths due to starvation and freezing temperatures.
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 Salt Lake Temple in 1891 was made from copper and then gold leafed. The Los Angeles Temple (1953) statue was made of aluminum. The Washington DC Temple (1974) statue was made of bronze.
To enter any temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church), not just the one in Salt Lake City, you must be a faithful, practicing member of …the Church. This is because temples are considered to be the most sacred places on earth, and only those who are participating in the sacred ceremonies performed there are allowed to enter. In order to enter the temple, a Mormon must receive a special recommendation from their Bishop which says that they are keeping the commandments of God. The only time that non-Mormons are allowed to enter a temple is before it is dedicated (when it is brand new or has undergone major renovations). Before being dedicated, the temple will offer free tours to the general public, usually for a period of two to four weeks. In the event of an emergency, police, paramedics, or fire personnel may enter. Additionally, most temples include a waiting room or lobby where non-Mormons may wait for family members or friends who are participating in a ceremony. Because the Salt Lake City Temple receives so many visitors asking this and similar questions, a special exhibit has been set up at the South Visitors Center, just south of the Temple itself. The exhibit features a miniature scale cut out display of the temple, showing all the rooms and their furnishings. Interactive computers explain each room and its purpose. If you want to learn more about Mormon temples or see interior photographs of other Mormon temples, check out the "Related Links" below.
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 'tem…ple' did not function like the Mormon temples of today and served more as a meetinghouse and seminary. While this temple still stands, it has not been in use by the Mormon church since 1838. Today it is owned by the Community of Christ and is a historic site open for public tours. The first temple built that functioned like today's temples was the second temple of the Church, built in Nauvoo, Illinois. It was built between 1841 and 1846, and unfortunately had to be abandoned before it was ever completed, although individual rooms were dedicated and used as they were finished. The Nauvoo Temple was destroyed by fire and tornado shortly after the Mormons left, and was rebuilt between 2000 and 2002. What is often considered the 'first' Mormon temple today (because it is the oldest that is still in use) was actually the third temple of the church, built in St. George, Utah between 1871 and 1877.
The Salt Lake Temple is a sacred church in Salt Lake City, Utah. This palatial church is the focal point of the 10 acre Temple Square. The floor area of the temple is 253,01…5 square feet and stands 222 feet high.
There are currently four LDS Temples in the Salt Lake Valley: Salt Lake Temple in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City Jordan River Temple near the center of the valley in Sou…th Jordan Draper Temple in the south east foothills in Draper Oquirrh Mountain Temple in the south west suburbs in South Jordan There are additional temples nearby in the Salt Lake metro area,but not in the valley: Bountiful Temple on the east bench in Bountiful Ogden Temple in Ogden city center Mount Timpanogos Temple in American Fork Provo Temple on the east bench in Provo and two under construction: Provo City Center and Payson