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Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple

News Archives

Following is a collection of news items that have appeared on the News page for the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple. To share your latest news for the temple, please send an e-mail.

News Archives

August 24, 2009

Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple Marks 130 Temples of the Church
President Thomas S. Monson celebrated his birthday by dedicating the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple on August 21 with subsequent dedicatory sessions on August 22 and 23. The temple is the 13th in Utah and the 130th of the Church.

August 18, 2009

President Monson to Conduct Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple Cornerstone Ceremony
The completion of the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple will be marked this Friday, August 21, with the cornerstone ceremony conducted by President Thomas S. Monson on the southeast side of the temple.

August 11, 2009

No Lightning Scars on Moroni for Oquirrh Mountain Dedication
A new angel Moroni statue placed atop the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple today means no lightning scars for the temple as it heads into its dedication weekend. Lightning struck the original statue on June 13, 2009, leaving Moroni's face, arm, and trumpet black. The dedicatory services begin in 10 days.

July 31, 2009

Conclusion of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple Open House
Saturday, August 1, marks the final day of the two-month Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple public open house. The temple will then enter a cleaning and final preparation phase for the dedication, scheduled August 21–23. The Oquirrh Mountain temple will be the 130th operating temple of the Church.

June 14, 2009

Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple Struck by Lightning
During an afternoon thunderstorm on Saturday, June 13, the angel Moroni statue atop the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple sustained a direct hit by lighting—blackening Moroni's trumpet, arm, and face. Open house volunteers even say the ground shook. The extent of damage is being assessed.

June 1, 2009

Public Tours Commence at the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
The general public is now getting its first glimpse inside the new Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located in South Jordan, just west of the Church's Jordan River Utah Temple. You may view photographs of the interior at the Church's Newsroom site.

May 20, 2009

Media Gets First Glimpse of the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
Media and VIP tours are underway at the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple in South Jordan, Utah. Public tours begin June 1. Reservations are available online, and you may also preview the interior. The Oquirrh Mountain temple is the second in South Jordan, fourth in the Salt Lake Valley, 13th in Utah, and 130th in the world.

May 4, 2009

Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple Open House Tickets Available
The general public is invited to attend the open house of the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple, where tours will be conducted for two months this summer. Tours are free, but a reservation is required. Please obtain your tickets via the online reservation system or by calling the reservation call center at 801-240-7645 or 1-800-521-5105 (toll free).

April 17, 2009

Dedication Rescheduled for the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
The dedication of the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple, which was originally scheduled for 12 sessions August 14–16, has been rescheduled for 6 sessions August 22–23. The temple sits on a knoll in the Salt Lake Valley between the soaring Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains.

April 6, 2009

Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple Open House Reservations
Beginning Monday, May 4, at 10:00 a.m., reservations will become available for the open house of the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple. This will be the second temple open house held in the Salt Lake Valley this year with the Draper Utah Temple open house ending in March.

April 6, 2009

Oquirrh Mountain Temple and the Morning Star
This stunning photograph captures the angel Moroni atop the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple with the moon and the morning star (Venus), beautifully illustrating Rev. 22:16, "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."

March 9, 2009

Exterior Floodlighting Begins at the Oquirrh Mountain Temple
With less than three months before its open house begins, the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple joins three other temples in the Salt Lake Valley as shining beacons in the evening sky. The new temple will make South Jordan the only city in the world with two temples.

February 15, 2009

New Photographs of Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
View recently posted photographs of the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple, which is just three and a half months away from its public open house.

"Yea, and my presence shall be there, for I will come into it, and all the pure in heart that shall come into it shall see God."
—D&C 97:16


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