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Video: Taking the Mystery Out of Mormon Temple Worship

Mormonism is experiencing a surge of interest in our Mormon Temples. People are more curious than ever to know what goes on inside an LDS temple -- wondering what the mystery is all about. And mainstream media is quite effective in perpetuating the element of secrecy when it comes to Mormon temple worship. The Church has produced, the best I've ever seen, new temple video -- Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: A Conversation with a Church Leader.





The description for this new temple video: "Elder William Walker gives a tour of the temple and explains why temples are important to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints". 

And may I just say, this new LDS video is unlike any other temple video I've seen. After watching it I knew I wanted to share this with everyone I know -- member or not. Beside the exquisite videography that was taken in many of our temples, the conversational tone of Elder Walker is incredibly warm and inviting. Although this is only a virtual tour of a temple, viewers will experience a very personal engagement with Elder Walker. It's a sacred glimpse into Mormon temple worship with an intimate feel -- almost hard to believe such a thing could be achieved through technology. I can't imagine anyone watching it and not coming away with a better understanding of why temples are important to Mormons, and feeling the Spirit in the process.

The other thing I really love about this temple video is the example that it sets for helping members to appropriately speak about temple worship. If those outside of our faith feel that we are reserved in speaking about Mormon temples, perhaps it's because we're not always comfortable knowing what is appropriate to say outside of the temple. After watching this video you'll more than likely have a new enthusiasm, and confidence, for helping others to better understand Mormon temple worship.


Video: Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 
A Conversation With a Church Leader





To compliment the temple video here's a very cool LDS infographic, that helps explain what Mormon temples are for -- and what makes them different from our chapelswhere we meet each Sunday for weekly worship services. (Updated 1/2014)







Make sure and visit the LDS Newsroom and read: Of Chapels and Temples: Explaining Mormon Worship Services

tMDg
Kathryn Skaggs

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25 comments :

  1. Thanks for a great post. I loved the video and links. This should help us explain to others our beliefs about the temple.
    Blessings to you!

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  2. What a wonderful video! Thank you very much for sharing it. We really need more positive information out there about the temple and why it's so special to us.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this - it is a wonderful video and needs to be shared with our friends and families.

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  4. Thank you so much for posting. This will help my yw lesson Sunday!

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    1. My pleasure, MJ. It's an excellent explanation of temple worship. I love it!

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  5. Thanks Kathryn, I just got done teaching the temple prep class. This will help her know what she is able to talk about with her friends and associates.

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  6. This is a beautiful video of the Temple's for any that would like to see it. It answers a lot of questions... I hope you enjoy it.

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  7. What a great blog, and thank you for sharing this instructional and educational video and also the infographic! I will definitely share this.

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  8. Thank you Kathryn. Just this past week I was speaking with a co-worker about our temples. I am sure she will love viewing this video.

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  9. Wonderful!!! I hope this is passed on by all who see it, with the same love Elder Walker gives it. What a blessing it is to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to serve (not work) in one of his Holy Temples. Life doesn't get any better than this.

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  10. Beautiful video! Will repost on my blog! :)

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  11. I loved this. Our Heavenly Father blesses all of us. This is a great way to help others know what we believe. Thank you for sharing this. Kathleen Korth

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  12. It was beautiful and inspiring. I hope to be able to share it with those I love who aren't members. I am an ordinance worker and love what I am doing.

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  13. Thank you for your beautiful and inspiring blog!

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  14. Thank you it's absolutely inspiring, and well presented.

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  15. What is the lds.org link for this video? Thank you!

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    1. Hi Linda, you can watch or download the video on LDS.org. : )

      http://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2012-01-2000-temples-of-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints-a-conversation-with-a-church-leader?lang=eng

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  16. "Mormonism is experiencing a surge of interest in our Mormon Temples"? Why are Mormons so interested? Don't they already know what goes on in the temple? Call me "confused."

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    1. The title means that Mormons are getting increased interest in their temples from those outside the church. Not they themselves are getting more interested in what goes on inside the temple. Hope this helps

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  17. This is interesting and great. On the graphic with the numbers, Under Purpose it says "Individual Worship, mediation and devotion" Is that a typo meant to be "Meditation" if so, I'm very surprised a typo would make past the careful eyes of the church. However, I can see how "Mediation" could be used...

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  18. I just posted this video to my website too a few days ago. We are doing a 12 to 1 count down to the Gilbert Arizona Temple Open House with videos and ideas on how to teach your children about what happens in the temple and some of the things they will see when they get the opportunity to go inside for the Open House. There's a bunch of free fun FHE ideas and visual aids that I designed. Go to www.brightlystreet.com

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  19. Although not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, I greatly respect your faith and beliefs. It was most interesting to see this video, and I will have renewed respect for your faith as I see the many beautiful temples that you have built throughout the world.

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  20. Really awesome video! Thanks for such sharing. Mormons were looking interested in their temples! It will be also educative to some!
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