June 7, 2022

Mount Timpanogos Temple Utah Fun Facts:

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Mount Timpanogos Temple is the 49th operating temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

The Mount Timpanogos Temple is the 9th Latter-Day Saint Temple in Utah. It was announced on April 4, 1993. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on October 9, 1993.

At the groundbreaking ceremony President Gordon B. Hinckley answered public questions. One person asked why build another temple in Utah when so many people around the world do not have one? President Hinckley replied "The answer lies in the pressure on the Provo and the Jordan River Temple. The Provo Temple is the busiest temple in the Church." The faithfulness of the members created the need for another temple.

The outside of Mount Timpanogos Temple is almost exactly like the Bountiful Temple, only the top spire is different. The top spire of the Bountiful Temple is larger, the Mount Timpanogos Temple spire is thinner.

The Mount Timpanogos Temple is one of the few temples built, at the time, which NOT taking the name of the city it is built in.

Estimated around 20,000 people came to see when the Angel Moroni was put on top of the temple. The people started singing "The Spirit of God" as the angel Moroni was put on top of the temple. It was a beautiful experience for many.

More than 800 children's choirs took turns singing at the temple open-house. The choirs were from all over the Temple area.

The Mount Timpanogos Temple is 190 feet tall. The Temple is 107,240 square feet.

The land the Mount Timpanogos Temple is built on what was once the part of the churches welfare farm.

Nearly 680,000 people toured the Mount Timpanogos Temple open house.

The large windows of the temple are made to appear like flowing water. These windows show their full colors under reflected light the best time to view the windows are from inside at night.

There are two inscriptions of ”Holiness to the Lord” on the Mount Timpanogos Temple. The first one is on the East side of the temple above the large windows. The second one was added in 2015 and is etched in the glass on the west side near the front doors, as you enter the temple.

The Mount Timpanogos Temple was dedicated in twenty-seven dedicatory sessions, almost 160,000 worthy members attended.

On the outside of the Mount Timpanogos temple you can see the symbols of the keystones, star stones, sun stones, moon stones, earth stones, and a cornerstone.




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