All Temples must have an Angel Moroni Statue

This book has covered this topic in various forms already, but here are some facts and information to consider. When the tradition of adding a statue to every temple was started in 1982 with the Atlanta Temple construction, there were already 20 temples in operation around the world. Of those 20, only Salt Lake, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Seattle and Jordan River were the only ones with statues. That was only 1/4 of the temples. Even today, as many older temples have had statues added, there are still a fair number without.

Temples Without Moroni

Temple Dedication
Cardston Alberta 26 August 1923
Hamilton New Zealand 20 April 1958
Kirtland Ohio 27 March 1836
Laie Hawaii 27 November 1919
Logan Utah 17 May 1884
Manti Utah 21 May 1888
Mesa Arizona 23 October 1927
Oakland California 17 November 1964
Paris France ~2016
Saint George Utah 6 April 1877

Moroni Added After Dedication

Temple Dedication Placed Years After Dedication
Idaho Falls 23 September 1945 5 September 1983 38
Freiberg Germany 29 June 1985 20 December 2001 16.5
Ogden Utah 18 January 1972 November 2002 30
Provo Utah 9 February 1972 12 May 2003 31
Sao Paulo Brazil 30 October 1978 20 August 2003 25
Tokyo Japan 27–29 October 1980 10 December 2004 24
Bern Switzerland 11 September 1955 7 September 2005 50
London England 7 September 1958 15 December 2008 50

Placement Delayed Until After Dedication

Temple Dedication Placed Years After Dedication
Sydney Australia 20 September 1984 3 September 1985 1
Boston Massachusetts 1 October 2000 21 September 2001 1
Manhattan New York 18 January 1972 9 October 2004 4 months

 


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