Friday, April 29, 2011

The Temple: A Place for a Royal Wedding

Photo taken of the St. George Temple on April 22, 2011
The photo shows the moon in the morning sky as well as the American Flag in front.
The American Flag is significant in the photo due to the fact that the Founding Fathers
appeared to Wilford Woodruff in this temple to get there work done for them.
Across the "pond" was the Royal wedding of Prince Willaim and Katherine in Westminster Abbey. I find such a huge contrast to the weddings of the world compared to the simplicity of the weddings and sealings that occur in the temples. I went through the St. George temple for the first time last week. Here are a few facts.  The St. George Utah Temple is the oldest operating temple of the Church. (it was dedicate before  the Salt Lake Temple.The St. George Utah Temple is the only temple completed during Brigham Young's 30-year tenure as president of the Church. The orginal tower of the St. George Utah Temple fell casualty to a lightning storm about a year after the dedication, leaving it badly damaged. The Founding Fathers of the United States of America appeared twice to Wilford Woodruff in the St. George Utah Temple asking why their temple work had yet not been performed on their behalves. A striking painting depicting this singular event hangs in the temple lobby.

When the St. George Temple was dedicated. Chief Tuba  ( a Hopi Indian) attended the dedication and was baptized. He and his wife were the first Indians to receive their endowment and be sealed. Tuba City, Arizona was named in his honor.

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