This Day In History

    • Announcement
    • 1998 Columbus Ohio Temple Announced
    • Dedication
    • 1993 San Diego California Temple dedicated
    • Ground Breaking
    • 1877 Ground broken for Manti Utah Temple
    • 1922 Ground broken for Mesa Arizona Temple
    • 2015 Ground Broken for Star Valley Wyoming Temple
    • Moroni
    • 2015 Angel Moroni Placed on Star Valley Wyoming Temple


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.