This Day In History

    • Dedication
    • 1999 Bogotá Colombia Temple dedicated
    • Ground Breaking
    • 1999 Ground broken for Copenhagen Denmark Temple
    • 1999 Ground broken for San José Costa Rica Temple

Direction

Tradition says that the Angel Moroni statue faces east, the direction that Christ is to come from when he returns to earth a second time, as a symbolic herald of that return. The majority of statues do face east, meaning the direction between North East and South East, with a large number of them facing directly east.

However in most cases the Angel Moroni will be placed in a manner that compliments the look of the temple and its surroundings. This has led to Angel Moroni proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel in almost every direction.

Below is a chart showing the direction each statue faces. Following that is a table for looking up which number represents which temple. If you don’t want to spend the time locating your temple, the table also features arrows for quick reference. Gold arrows represent statues that face directly east.

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