Friday, February 14, 2014

Mt. Timpanogos Temple

My favorite place in my town is Mt. Timpanogos Temple.  I love to go to the temple, do ordinance work there and worship there. For extra peace and quiet, I go to the temple and pray.



This Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints temple was named after Mt. Timpanogos peak, standing at 11,750 feet and is the 2nd highest mountain in Utah's Wasatch mountain range. Early residents were the Timpanogots Ute tribe. 


 On top of every LSD temple stands a gold statue of Angel Moroni blowing his horn, facing east from which Jesus Christ will return.


 This side view of the temple shows stained glass windows.


In the basement of each temple is a baptismal font surrounded by 12 oxen representing each tribe of Israel. When someone is baptized, they are full emerged under the water just as Jesus was when he was baptized.

A man and a woman whom are worthy to attend the temple are married for all eternity and their children are sealed to them for eternity. 

Baptisms, marriages and sealing of families are some of the sacred ordinances done in the temple.  

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23 comments:

Mersad said...

I have to say that's a beautiful temple/church. I love the touch of blue. It also works very well with the grey of the sky!
Have a happy weekend!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

The Artful Diva said...

I never think about big temples like this outside of Salt Lake City - I learned something new today.

Malyss said...

I've never seen such a temple in France. I'm impressed by this beautiful and yet simple architecture.
I was also very moved by your post below..

Have a nice week-end!

emiliopasquale said...

We have relatives who live off of 92 near Thanksgiving Point. I've yet to explore the caves up your way. Maybe this spring/summer.

Le regard est le médiateur des coeurs. said...

Recueillement...

Gerald (SK14) said...

an impressive looking building

Pauline said...

What a beautiful temple and the overcast sky is the perfect backdrop. No wonder you love this place.

Jama said...

It's a very beautiful church!

Laura said...

How beautiful. It is good to have a place where you feel deeply peaceful when you pray.

Ileana said...

It is a beutiful building. It's good to have a place like this where you can pray.
Have a nice weekend!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

What a beautiful building!

Barb said...

That is an impressive temple made more so by you history lesson. A wonderful 'go-to' place for you.

Rebecca said...

Those buildings have a very distinctive look to them.

Cranberry Morning said...

Interesting post, Ruth, and believe it or not, I've never ever been to Utah.

colleen said...

I can't keep my eye of the guy on the steeple, trumpeter maybe?

GingerV said...

love the story of the temple, its beliefs and its origins. beautiful place in many ways.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of very modern church.

Lola said...

Such a striking church!

Blackberry Lane said...

Your photos are beautiful. HOpe you enjoy the day.

Cindy said...

This is a very impressive temple, an amazing quiet place to pray. We are on the road traveling and I will look at the top of each temple now and will be able to tell the LSD place of worship, thank you for the lesson.

Mascha said...

A fantastic building!
(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has in Germany only few members )

Ida said...

Your temple is lovely and what a scenic setting it's in with the mountains around it.

Poppy said...

Hi Ruth,

Architecturally beautiful, and situated in such a serene landscape, the Mt. Timpanogos Temple certainly would inspire quiet prayer. Thanks for sharing.

Poppy

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