Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
that do not have Angel Moroni statues
…”Occasionally building codes, possible cultural misconceptions, or architectural designs preclude the use of an Angel Moroni statue.” (The Ensign, January 2000, page 33) The following temples, listed first alphabetically and then chronologically by dedication date, do not have Angel Moroni statues.
Name & location Dedication Date 1. Cardston Alberta Temple 26 Aug 1923 2. Hamilton New Zealand Temple 20 Apr 1958 3. Laie Hawaii Temple 27 Nov 1919 4. Logan Utah Temple 17 May 1884 5. Manti Utah Temple 17 May 1888 6. Mesa Arizona Temple 23 Oct 1927 7. Oakland California Temple 17 Nov 1964 8. Paris France Temple 21 May 2017 9. St.George Utah Temple 06 Apr 1877
Chronological listing by dedication date
Name & location Dedication Date 1. St. George Utah Temple 06 Apr 1877 2. Logan Utah Temple 17 May 1884 3. Manti Utah Temple 17 May 1888 4. Laie Hawaii Temple 27 Nov 1919 5. Cardston Alberta Temple 26 Aug 1923 6. Mesa Arizona Temple 23 Oct 1927 7. Hamilton New Zealand Temple 20 Apr 1958 8. Oakland California Temple 17 Nov 1964 9. Paris France Temple 21 May 2017
Note: Several of our temples, when originally dedicated, did not have Angel Moroni statues, but have subsequently had statues added to the steeple. Examples of such temples are Ogden Utah Temple, Provo Utah Temple, Sao Paulo Brazil Temple, Boston Massachusetts Temple, Manhattan New York Temple, London England Temple, and Bern Switzerland Temple. Sister Chris Stocking has pointed out that the Angel Moroni representation on the original Nauvoo Temple displayed the angel in a horizontal or ‘flying’ position. The original Kirtland Temple had a weather vane rather than an angelic representation.
Note: It was recently announced (June 2019) that the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple will have no spire and no Angel Moroni statue when it is completed.
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