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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Thoughts: Salt Lake City Temple (Utah, USA)

Announcement: 24 July 1847
Dedication: 6 April 1893
Salt Lake Temple is the biggest and most notable of the 130 temples  of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah (USA). I love every opportunity to visit this magnificent granite edifice located in the heart of Temple Square, either to attend services inside or just to admire its stunning workmanship from every angle. So for the umpteenth time last January 22-27, 2012, I visited this No. 1  tourist attraction in Utah, not once but twice!

Salt Lake Temple is the centerpiece of the 35 acresTemple Square and considered unique as it took early Latter-Day Saints pioneers more than 40 years to build. Upon dedication in April 1893, Salt Lake Temple became the sixth temple completed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is still being used for performing sacred ordinances like marriage, endowments and family sealings. Also, this worldwide icon is the location of the weekly meetings of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Since the Salt Lake Temple was closed for regular maintenance during my visit, I satisfied myself with admiring its neo-gothic style architecture just like the rest of the visitors.  But aside from the aesthetic beauty, I could feel the faith and dedication of the early Latter-Day Saints pioneers who sacrificed both time and material goods to the building of this sacred temple!
Free guided tour of the exterior of the Salt Lake Temple  and the rest of the Temple Square is open to ALL visitors of all faiths from 9am to 9pm. At the North Visitor's Centerthere is a cross-sectioned model of the temple and an interactive touchscreen  showing the rooms and the use of the rooms inside the temple. To see the beautiful Christus statue on display, head to the South Visitors Center.


athena said...

wow! that temple is really big! :)
i wonder how beautiful it is in the inside =)

The Philippines and Beyond said...

Wow, I'd love to go there someday! :)

Mhe-anne Ojeda said...

thanks Athena and Philippines and Beyond for dropping by. the temple is huge and stunning, and the inside is so much more beautiful.Although only LDS with temple recommend can enter, visitors would have an idea of the rooms by going to the North Visitors Center!! Be sure to check this out when you are in Salt Lake City Utah someday!

[email protected] said...

Ang cool ng temple Tita Mheanne! Sana makarating din ako dyan. hehe.

Ma. Novie Godmalin said...

Wow! Looks lovely outside. Make me wonder how lovely it is indoors. Any photos can you share? Wish I could visit there one day. tnx for the share.

Sweet Balucanag said...

40 years of hard work is a lot! maybe it's the reason why it exudes such beauty!

violy vallester said...

wow ang ganda!!bawal photography sa loob? most churches sa italy bawal e lalo na sa Vatican but I love the church interiors.. something extraordinary in every place.. ;)

Sining Factory said...

Youve been to a lot of places all over the world. What an awesome life you have. Hahaha. Another great place you visited. Ganda ng temple. :)

AJ said...

Wow, this is the only blog entry I've read about Salt Lake City. The church looks stunning! Never imagined that the Church of Latter Day Saints also has Gothic architecture. I thought it's a Catholic design. I don't think I'll ever get to visit Utah (it's far from everywhere, right?), so I hope you'll have more entries about it. Armchair traveling na lang ako. :)

myrnz ✿◕‿◕✿ said...

you're a blessed one with many great "comings and goings" .... to amazing and beautiful places like Salt Lake City Temple :)

enzo said...

To visit a place once is pure luck but visiting it twice is combined luck and luxury.

The place is huge. Beautiful.

Francis Balgos | Ang Pala-lagaw said...

with you in the picture!!
gives us a glimpse on the size of the edifice in the background!
must be one amazing marvel to behold!

gagay said...

wow!! grabe, 40 years talaga..ain't bad for as long as for the goodness of everybody.. ;D and for His men..

~GAGAY, late dropping from FBW ;| ~

markpogi said...

I wonder how big that temple it is compared to INC's grand temple here in the Philippines. Magkasing-laki kaya sila?

Elal Jane Lasola said...

Would love to see this beautiful temple too! :)

michi said...

wow, free guided tour, gusto ko yung may tour guide talaga para may nageexplain, mas naaapreciate ko kasi pag alam ko history or background nung place.

Gay Aida | Exotic Philippines said...

ooooohhhhh.... ang sosyal.. it's really big.

Jhoveleen said...

No wonder it's an attraction in Utah, the temple is fantastic! I wish to visit there someday.

visiting u from FBW.

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