Friday, January 23, 2009

The Independence Temple

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Although this temple has yet to be built, it was the first temple commanded to be built in this dispensation.

This temple lot, located in Jackson County, Missouri, is the location of Adam-ondi-Aham, as revealed to the Prophet Joesph Smith. This temple site was dedicated in August, 1831, by Joseph Smith.

Due to persecution, the Latter-day Saints had to flee the area. Most of the property is now owned by the Community of Christ Church.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hong Kong, China Temple

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The Hong Kong Temple is located in the district of Kowloon Tong, on the Kowloon Peninsula, which is a suburb of Hong Kong. This temple building was the first high rise temple built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It not only houses the House of the Lord, but also includes a Beehive Clothing outlet, a meetinghouse, a mission office, and apartments for the temple president and mission president, as well as underground parking. It is always fascinating to me how diverse the temples can be at different locations around the world.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Manti, Utah Temple Hosts The Mormon Miracle Pageant

This year the Manti Pageant will be held June 18th -20th, & 23rd -27th, 2009 at 9:30PM on the Manti Temple grounds.

For Pageant information please call (435) 835-3000, or (866) 961-9040, or email @, or you may want to go to the website,

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Saint George, Utah Temple

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The Saint George Temple is the oldest operating temple in Utah. It is also has the most sealing rooms in all of the temples; however, not all are currently active. This also is the first temple that performed endowments by proxy.

The temple site was locating on swampy ground, so the pioneers loaded the ground with volcanic rock from an old Mexican War cannon. This relic is on display in the visitors' center.

While in the Saint George temple, the Founding Fathers of the United States of America appeared twice to Wilford Woodruff, asking why their work had not yet been performed.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Salt Lake Temple

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The Salt Lake Temple was the only temple dedicated by President Wilford Woodruff. This temple is also the largest of all temples with a total floor area of 385,000 square feet.

It was the fourth temple built, even though the pioneers started first on its construction. The construction of the magnificent building took 40 years to build. While the Salt Lake Temple was being built, the Saint George, Utah Temple, the Logan, Utah Temple, and the Manti, Utah Temple were all started and completed.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Logan, Utah Temple

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The Logan Temple is the only temple that was dedicated by President John Taylor. This temple is also the only LDS temple that was completely gutted and rebuilt inside. It was rededicated in 1979. It was also the second temple built in Utah.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Draper Temple Open House

A new temple has been constructed in Draper, Utah, and is allowing the general public to take a tour. Reservations are required upon entry. If you would like more information click here.

Open House Dates: Thursday, 15 January, 2009 - Saturday, 14 March, 2009 (except Sundays)

The temple will be dedicated Friday–Sunday, March 20–22, 2009, in 12 sessions. Dedication tickets will be issued through local priesthood leaders.

FYI: According to the temple open house staff, this temple currently has the largest sealing room of all the LDS temples.