Temples are sacred houses of worship where we receive ordinances and instruction pertaining to the purpose of life and our eternal potential. Everything that we do in the Church leads to the work done in these holy houses of the Lord.
The Relief Society Declaration states that Mormon Women “rejoice in the blessings of the temple.” The temple represents our eternal hopes and goals and potential. It also is a place where we learn more about the Savior, Jesus Christ, and about the blessings of eternal marriage and family relationships. The temple helps us know how to find peace in this life, and helps us prepare for eternal life.
Currently, there are 130 temples in operation all over the world, with several many more announced or under construction.
For more information on our site about temples, see the following articles, or the video featured below about why Mormons build temples:
Chapels and Temples: Glimpses inside each and how they differ
What happens at a Mormon temple dedication?
What does the inside of the Oquirrh Mountain temple look like?
What the temple means to Mormons?
What does the inside of a Mormon temple look like?
The connection between LDS temple worship and ancient (Old Testament) ordinances
What can you tell me about Mormon temples?
If you would like to know more about the purpose of temples, click here, or watch the video below.
You can also review some Frequently Asked Questions about temples.
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