Temples

Watch: What ancient and present-day temples mean to scholars of other faiths and Latter-day Saints In a new Church video, scholars, people of various faiths and members of the Church share their thoughts about temples of old and present-day temples — and how both connect people with heaven.
Why do temples have the angel Moroni on top? Here’s look at the history of the iconic statues Why does the figure of Moroni stand atop temples in the Church and how many different Moroni statues have been designed? Historians answer these questions and more.
3 lessons President Cordon learned from her relative’s coin in the Salt Lake Temple time capsule One of the 400 coins excavated from the Salt Lake Temple time capsule is inscribed with the name of Alice Hillam, the first cousin of President Bonnie H. Cordon's grandfather.
Video: President Nelson talks about the ‘painful’ decision to close temples amid COVID-19 In a new Church News video released July 27, President Nelson describes the decision to close temples in March amid COVID-19 as "painful" and "wracked with worry."
First Presidency announces changes to temple endowment ceremony, citing ‘a desire to enhance the temple learning experience’ “With a concern for all and a desire to enhance the temple learning experience, recent changes have been authorized to the temple endowment ceremony," the First Presidency wrote in a statement released July 20.
First Presidency approves official name of Washington County temple as Red Cliffs Utah Temple The First Presidency approved a name change for the new temple being built in Washington County. St. George's second temple will be known as the Red Cliffs Utah Temple.
How COVID-19 pandemic restrictions reshaped a small-scale Layton temple groundbreaking Originally scheduled for May 30, a smaller, intimate groundbreaking ceremony for the Layton Utah Temple was held a week earlier on May 23, 2020. Watch a video of the groundbreaking here.
Small-scale groundbreaking for Layton Utah Temple conducted a week early as a COVID-19 pandemic precaution A small-scale groundbreaking for Layton Utah Temple was conducted on Saturday, May 23 — a week earlier than the scheduled May 30 date — as a COVID pandemic precaution.
Sarah Jane Weaver: How I know temple covenants are the key to happiness and weathering trouble Church News editor Sarah Jane Weaver writes about how ordinances and covenants of the temple have been the key to happiness and weathering trouble in Latter-day Saints' lives.
Photo gallery: Angel Moroni statue, capstone removed from Salt Lake Temple for repair, renovation “The Salt Lake Temple is the house of the Lord, and it is being shored up and strengthened to be able to stand for generations to come,” said Andy Kirby, director of historic temple renovations.