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You may think you are familiar with the Angel Moroni that tops many Mormon temples. But did you know the idea of having a Moroni statue atop the Salt Lake Temple came from someone who was not a member of the LDS Church?

The idea to use the prophet from the Book of Mormon to top the temple came from sculptor Cyrus Dallin. LDS Church President Wilford Woodruff had asked Dallin to create something for the central spire of the Salt Lake Temple, so Dallin searched through LDS scripture for inspiration. Dallin decided to sculpt Moroni because he believed Moroni was a good representation of the restoration of the gospel.

With temples all over the world, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has adorned the sky with angel statues for 166 years, ever since the Nauvoo Temple was dedicated in 1846. The Nauvoo Temple, however, did not feature the type of statue LDS Church members are familiar with today, and this is just one example of how the prominent symbol has changed throughout the years. According to articles in the New Era and Liahona magazines, the statue's design has gone through many renovations and has an intriguing history.

Here are some facts about the gold statue of the Angel Moroni, along with a list of temples and which version of the statue they feature.

Sources

2012 Church Almanac

"Taking Temples to the People," Ensign

Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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The Nauvoo Temple was the first LDS temple to have an angel atop the holy building.

Dedicated in 1846, the temple was said to have had a horizontal angel attached to the lightning rod in the form of a weathervane. The angel held a book with one hand while pressing a horn to its lips with the other. While this was the first angel to top an LDS temple, it was not specified as being the Angel Moroni.

First official Angel Moroni
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News archives

The Salt Lake Temple was the first to have a statue identified as the Angel Moroni. This figure was standing upright and designed as a dignified representation of the Book of Mormon figure dressed in robes and trumpet in hand. The statue was covered in 22-karat gold leaf and was 12 feet 5 inches tall.

Interesting facts: Cyrus Dallin was born into a family who had previously been members of the LDS Church and had moved with other members to Payson, Utah. Dallin did not want to sculpt anything for the temple, but his mother influenced him to accept the job. Dallin is also well-known for sculpting the Paul Revere statue in Boston along with several other statues both in Boston and Salt Lake City.

Second version of Angel Moroni
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The Los Angeles California Temple was the second temple to have an Angel Moroni statue and the first to have the updated version of the statue. This figure also stood upright but had distinct Native American features with the cloak displaying Mayan designs, a headband and sandals on his feet. This statue also holds a replica of the gold plates in its left hand. The completed statue is a 15 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 2,101 pounds and was sculpted by Millard F. Malin.

Interesting facts: Malin was born in Salt Lake City and served a mission in New Zealand. Malin was a medical student at the University of Utah where he studied human anatomy.

Third version of Angel Moroni
Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News archives

The Washington D.C. Temple was the third temple to receive a statue and the first to have a third version of the angel Moroni. This statue looked similar to the first model but, like the previous version, had the gold plates placed in the statue's left arm. A 40-inch model was completed and used to create an 18-foot, 4,000-pound statue that was sculpted by Avard Fairbanks.

Interesting facts: Fairbanks was born into a family of artists in Provo, Utah. He was instructed to make the mouth of the statue look more like Angel Moroni was playing the trumpet. Fairbanks had a man model how it looked when someone was playing a trumpet and fixed the mouth accordingly.

Third version of Angel Moroni: Washington D.C. Temple
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Announced: Nov. 15, 1968

Dedication: Nov. 19-22, 1974, by President Spencer W. Kimball; 10 sessions.

Third version of Angel Moroni: Seattle Washington Temple
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Announced: Nov. 15, 1975

Dedication: Nov. 17-21, 1980, by President Spencer W. Kimball; 13 sessions.

Third version of Angel Moroni: Jordan River Utah Temple
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Announced: Feb. 3, 1978

Dedication: Nov. 16-20, 1981, by President Marion G. Romney; 15 sessions.

Third version of Angel Moroni: Mexico City Mexico Temple
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Announced: April 3, 1976

Dedication: Dec. 2-4, 1983, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 9 sessions. Rededicated Nov. 16, 2008.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni
Brendan Sullivan, Deseret News archives

In 1978, the LDS Church commissioned yet another version of the statue. This time Karl A. Quilter developed a process that made it possible to create a statue that weighed much less than previous statues. Quilter did this with the help of LaVar Wallgren. They created two different molds, one that was 9 feet 9 inches tall and one that was 7 feet tall. They both weighed around 350 pounds.

Interesting facts: Quilter studied under Avard Fairbanks, the creator of the third version of the statue, at the University of Utah. He used human models when sculpting Angel Moroni in order to accurately shape the muscles and correctly display someone standing on a ball. He also paid great attention to how the left arm hung, making sure it showed a slight forward movement.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Apia Samoa Temple
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On July 9, 2003, the temple was destroyed by a fire. This was the first time in church history that an operational temple was completely destroyed by fire. Yet, the Angel Moroni statue was not harmed. The temple was rebuilt and dedicated on Sept. 4, 2005. The original Angel Moroni was used to top the rededicated temple.

Announced: Oct. 15, 1977; plans revised April 2, 1980

Dedication: Aug. 5-7, 1983, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 7 sessions.

Rededication: Sept. 4, 2005, by President Gordon B. Hinckley.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Nuku'alofa Tonga Temple
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Announced: April 2, 1980

Dedication: Aug. 9-11, 1983, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; seven sessions.

Rededication: Nov. 4, 2007, by Elder Russell M. Nelson, two sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Santiago Chile Temple
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Announced: April 2, 1980

Dedication: Sept. 15-17, 1983, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 10 sessions. Rededicated after renovation and enlarging March 12, 2006, by President Hinckley; two sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Papeete Tahiti Temple
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Announced: April 2, 1980

Dedication: Oct. 27-29, 1983, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 6 sessions. Rededicated Nov. 12, 2006, by Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Boise Idaho Temple
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Announced: March 31, 1982

Dedication: May 25-30, 1984, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 24 sessions. Remodeled facilities dedicated by Elder James E. Faust Feb. 14, 1987; new baptistry dedicated by Elder Faust May 29, 1987.

This temple has been under renovation since 2011 and is open to the public until Saturday, Nov. 10. The dedication is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Sydney Australia Temple
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For the first year, this temple did not have an Angel Moroni statue because of local government rules. Approval to have the statue added came a year later on Sept. 3, 1985.

Announced: April 2, 1980

Dedication: Sept. 20-23, 1984, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 14 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Manila Philippines Temple
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Announced: April 1, 1981

Dedication: Sept. 25-27, 1984, by President Gordon B. Hinkckley; 9 sessions

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Dallas Texas Temple
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Announced: April 1, 1981

Dedication: Oct. 19-24, 1984, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 23 sessions. Rededicated March 5, 1989 by President Gordon B. Hinckley.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Taipei Taiwan Temple
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Announced: March 31, 1982

Dedication: Nov. 17-18, 1984, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 5 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Guatemala City Guatemala Temple
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Announced: April 1, 1981

Dedication: Dec. 14-16, 1984, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 10 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Stockholm Sweden Temple
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Announced: April 1, 1981

Dedication: July 2-4, 1985, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 11 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Chicago Illinois Temple
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Announced: April 1, 1981

Dedication: Aug. 9-13, 1985, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 19 sessions. Addition dedicated by Pres. Hinckley Oct. 8, 1989.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Johannesburg South Africa Temple
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Announced: April 1, 1981

Dedication: Aug. 24-25, 1985, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Seoul Korea Temple
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Announced: April 1, 1981

Dedication: Dec. 14-15, 1985, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 6 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Lima Peru Temple
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Announced: April 1, 1981

Dedication: Jan. 10-12, 1986, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 11 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Buenos Aires Argentina Temple
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Announced: April 2, 1980

Dedication: Jan. 17-19, 1986, by President Thomas S. Monson of the First Presidency; 11 sessions.

Rededication: Sept. 9, 2012.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Denver Colorado Temple
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Announced: March 31, 1982

Dedication: Oct. 24-28, 1986, by President Ezra Taft Benson; 19 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Frankfurt Germany Temple
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Announced: April 1, 1981

Dedication: Aug. 28-30, 1987, by President Ezra Taft Benson; 11 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Portland Oregon Temple
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Announced: April 7, 1984

Dedication: Aug. 19-21, 1989, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 11 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Las Vegas Nevada Temple
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Announced: April 7, 1984

Dedication: Dec. 16-18, 1989, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 11 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Toronto Ontario Temple
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Announced: April 7, 1984

Dedication: Aug. 25-27, 1990, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 11 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: San Diego California Temple
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Announced: Apr. 7, 1984

Dedication: April 25-30, 1993, by President Gordon B. Hinckley, 23 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Orlando Florida Temple
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Announced: Feb. 17, 1990

Dedication: Oct. 9-11, 1994, by President Howard W. Hunter; 12 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Bountiful Utah Temple
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Announced: May 28, 1988

Dedication: Jan. 8-14, 1995, by President Howard W. Hunter, 28 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Hong Kong China Temple
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Announced: Oct. 3, 1992

Dedication: May 26-27, 1996; by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 7 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
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Announced: Oct. 3, 1992

Dedication: oct. 13-19 1996, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 27 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: St. Louis Missouri Temple
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Announced: Dec. 18, 1990

Dedication: June 1-5, 1997, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 19 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Vernal Utah Temple
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Announced: Feb. 13, 1994

Dedication: Nov. 2-4, 1997, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 11 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Preston England Temple
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Announced: Oct. 19, 1992

Dedication: June 7-10, 1998, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 15 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Madrid Spain Temple
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Announced: Oct. 9, 1994

Dedication: March 19-21. 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley, 10 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Bogota Colombia Temple
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Announced: April 7, 1984

Dedication: April 24, 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 11 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Guayaquil Ecuador Temple
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Announced: March 31, 1982

Dedication: Aug. 1, 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 8 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Billings Montana Temple
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Announced: Aug. 16, 1996

Dedication: Nov. 20, 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 8 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Albuquerque New Mexico Temple
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Announced: April 4, 1997

Dedication: March 5, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Cochabamba Bolivia Temple
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Announced: Jan. 13, 1995

Dedication: April 30, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Houston Texas Temple
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Announced: Sept. 30, 1997

Dedication: Aug. 26-27, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 8 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Santo Domingo Dominican Republican
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Announced: Nov. 16, 1993

Dedication: Sept. 17, 2000, by Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Boston Massachusetts Temple
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Announced: Sept. 30, 1995

Dedication: 2000 by President Gordon B. Hinckley

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Recife Brazil Temple
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Announced: Jan. 13, 1995

Dedication: Dec. 15, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Campinas Brazil Temple
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Announced: April 3, 1997

Dedication: May 17, 2002, by President Gordon B. Hinckley in 4 sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Nauvoo Illinois Temple
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Announced: April 4, 1999

Dedication: June 27-30, 2002, by President Gordon B. Hinckley in 13 sessions transmitted by satellite to members around the world, including Europe East and Asia areas.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Manhattan New York Temple
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Announced: Aug. 7, 2002

Dedication: June 13, 2004, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; four sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Rexburg Idaho Temple
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Announced: Dec. 12, 2003

Dedication: Feb. 10, 2008, by President Thomas S. Monson; four sessions.

Fourth version of Angel Moroni: Twin Falls Idaho Temple
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Announced: Oct. 2, 2004

Dedication: August 24, 2008, by President Thomas S. Monson; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni
Carter Davis, Deseret News archives

The LDS Church commissioned Karl A. Quilter again in 1998 when a new version of the statue was needed for the small-temple design. The statue was 6 feet 8 inches tall and had a slightly larger build. Several of the smaller statues also featured a scroll in the hand of Moroni.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Monticello Utah Temple
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This temple originally had a white Angel Moroni, but after one year the white statue was replaced by a regular gold-leafed Moroni because it was too difficult to see the white statue.

Announced: Oct. 4, 1997

Dedication: July 26-27, 1998, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 8 sessions; rededicated Nov. 17, 2002 one session by President Hinckley.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Anchorage Alaska Temple
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Announced: Oct. 4, 1997

Dedication: Jan. 9, 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 7 sessions. Rededicated after remodeling Feb. 8, 2004, by President Hinckley; one session.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Colonia Juarez Chihuahua Mexico Temple
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Announced: Oct. 4, 1997

Dedication: March 6, 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Spokane Washington Temple
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Announced: Aug. 13, 1998

Dedication: Aug. 21, 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 11 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Columbus Ohio Temple
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Announced: April 25, 1998

Dedication: Sept. 4, 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 6 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Bismark North Dakota
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Announced: July 29, 1998

Dedication: Sept. 19, 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 3 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Columbia South Carolina Temple
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Announced: Sept. 11, 1998

Dedication: Oct. 16-17, 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 6 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Detroit Michigan Temple
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Announced: Aug. 10, 1998

Dedication: Oct. 23, 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 6 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Halifax Nova Scotia Temple
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Announced: May 7, 1998

Dedication: Nov. 14, 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 3 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Regina Saskatchewan Temple
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Announced: Aug. 3, 1998

Dedication: Nov. 14, 1999, by President Boyd K. Packer, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve; 3 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Edmonton Alberta Temple
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Announced: Aug. 11, 1998

Dedication: Dec. 11-12, 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 7 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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Announced: Sept. 3, 1998

Dedication: Dec. 18, 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 7 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: St. Paul Minnesota Temple
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Announced: July 29, 1998

Dedication: Jan. 9, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Kona Hawaii Temple
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Announced: Feb. 7, 1998

Dedication: Jan. 23, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Ciudad Juarez Mexico Temple
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Announced: May 7, 1998

Dedication: Feb. 26-27, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 6 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple
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Announced: July 20, 1998

Dedication: Feb. 27, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Oaxaca Mexico Temple
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Announced: Feb. 23, 1999

Dedication: March 11, 2000, by President James E. Faust, second counselor in the First Presidency; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Tuxtla Gutierrez Mexico Temple
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Announced: Feb. 25, 1999

Dedication: March 12, 2000, by President James E. Faust, second counselor in the First Presidency; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Louisville Kentucky Temple
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Announced: March 17, 1999

Dedication: March 19, 2000, by President Thomas S. Monson first counselor in the First Presidency; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Palmyra New York Temple
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Announced: Feb. 9, 1999, the 100th temple to be announced

Dedication: April 6, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley, exactly 170 years after the organization of the Church by Joseph Smith in nearby Fayette, N.Y.; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Fresno California Temple
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Announced: Jan. 8, 1999

Dedication: April 9, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Medford Oregon Temple
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Announced: March 17, 1999

Dedication: April 16, 2000, by President James E. Faust, second counselor in the First Presidency; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Reno Nevada Temple
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Announced: April 12, 1999

Dedication: April 23, 2000, by President Thomas S. Monson, first counselor in the First Presidency; four sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Memphis Tennessee Temple
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Announced: Sept. 17 1998

Dedication: April 23, 2000, by President James E. Faust, second counselor in First Presidency; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Tampico Mexico Temple
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Announced: July 20, 1998

Dedication: May 20, 2000, by President Thomas S. Monson, first counselor in the First Presidency; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Nashville Tennessee Temple
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Announced: Originally announced Nov. 9, 1994. Revised plans announced April 25, 1998.

Dedication: May 21, 2000, by President James E. Faust, second counselor in the First Presidency; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Villahermosa Tabasco Mexico Temple
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Announced: Oct. 30, 1998

Dedication: May 21, 2000, by President Thomas S. Monson, first counselor in the First Presidency; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Montreal Quebec Temple
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Announced: Aug. 6, 1998

Dedication: June 4, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: San Jose Costa Rica Temple
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Announced: March 17, 1999

Dedication: June 4, 2000, by President James E. Faust, second counselor in the First Presidency; 3 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Fukuoka Japan Temple
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Announced: May 7, 1998

b>Dedication: June 11, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Adelaide Australia Temple
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Announced: March 17, 1999

Dedication: June 15, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Melbourne Australia Temple
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Announced: Oct. 30, 1998

Dedication: June 16, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Suva Fiji Temple
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Announced: May 7, 1998

Dedication: June 18, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 1 session.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Merida Mexico Temple
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Announced: Sept. 25, 1998

Dedication: July 8, 2000, by Thomas S. Monson, first counselor in the First Presidency; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Veracruz Mexico Temple
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Announced: April 14, 1999

Dedication: July 9, 2000, by President Thomas S. Monson, first counselor in the First Presidency; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple
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Announced: Oct. 14, 1998

Dedication: July 16, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple
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Announced: March 14, 1999

Dedication: July 30, 2000, by President James E. Faust, second counselor in the First Presidency; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Caracas Venezuela Temple
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Announced: Sept. 30, 1995

Dedication: Aug. 20, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Birmingham Alabama Temple
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Announced: Sept. 11, 1998

Dedication: Sept. 3, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Montevideo Uruguay Temple
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Announced: Nov. 2, 1998

Dedication: March 18, 2001, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Winter Quarters Temple
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Announced: June 14, 1999

Dedication: April 22, 2001, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions. First session transmitted by satellite worldwide.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Guadalajara Mexico Temple
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Announced: April 14, 1999

Dedication: April 29, 2001, by President Gordon B. Hinckley, 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Perth Australia Temple
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Announced: June 11, 1999

Dedication: May 20, 2001, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Columbia River Washington Temple
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Announced: April 2, 2000

Dedication: Nov. 18, 2001, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Porto Alegre Brazil
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Announced: Oct. 4, 1997

Dedication: Dec. 17, 2000 by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Snowflake Arizona Temple
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Announced: April 2, 2000

Dedication: March 3, 2002, by President Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Lubbock Texas Temple
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Announced: April 2, 2000

Dedication: April 21, 2002, by President Gordon B. Hinckley, 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Monterrey Mexico Temple
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Announced: Dec. 27, 1995

Dedication: April 28, 2002, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Asuncion Paraguay Temple
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Announced: April 2, 2000

Dedication: May 19, 2002, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: The Hauge Netherlands Temple
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Announced: Aug. 16, 1999

Dedication: Sept. 8, 2002, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Brisbane Australia Temple
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Announced: July 20, 1998

Dedication: Oct 1, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions. baptistry dedicated by Elder Faust May 29, 1987.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Redlands California Temple
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Announced: April 20, 2001

Dedication: Sept. 14, 2003, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Accra Ghana Temple
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Announced: Feb. 16, 1998

Dedication: Jan. 11, 2004, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; three sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Copenhagen Denmark Temple
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Announced: March 17, 1999

Dedication: May 23, 2004, by President Gordon B. Hinckley Sept. 4, 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley in four sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: San Antonio Texas Temple
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Announced: June 24, 2001; site announced Aug. 19, 2002.

Dedication: May 22, 2005, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; four sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Aba Nigeria Temple
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Announced: April 2, 2000

Dedication: August 7, 2005, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; four sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: New Port Beach Temple
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Announced: April 20, 2001

Dedication: Aug. 28, 2005, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; four sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Sacramento California Temple
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Announced: April 20, 2001

Dedication: Sept. 3, 2006, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; four sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Helsinki Finland Temple
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Announced: April 2, 2000

Dedication: Oct. 22, 2006, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; four sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Curitiba Brazil Temple
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Announced: Aug. 23, 2002

Dedication: June 1, 2008, by President Thomas S. Monson

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Panama City Panama Temple
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Announced: Aug. 23, 2002

Dedication: August 10, 2008, by President Thomas S. Monson; 4 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Draper Utah Temple
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Announced: Oct. 2, 2004; City announced Nov 21, 2004

Dedication: March 20-22, 2009 by President Thomas S. Monson, 12 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
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The Angel Moroni statue was struck by lightening before the dedication of the temple and was replaced 10 days before the dedicatory service.

Announced: Oct 1, 2005

Dedication: Aug. 21-23, 2009, by President Thomas S. Monson.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Vancouver British Columbia Temple
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Announced: May 25, 2006

Dedication: May 2, 2010, by President Thomas S. Monson; 3 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: The Gila Valley Arizona Temple
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Announced: April 26, 2008

Dedication: May 23, 2010, by President Thomas S. Monson, three sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Cebu City Philippines Temple
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Location: Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines

Dedication: June 13, 2010, by President Thomas S. Monson, 3 sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Kyiv Ukraine Temple
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Announced: July 20, 1998

Dedication: Aug 29, 2012, by President Thomas S. Monson in three sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: San Salvador El Salvador
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Announced: Nov. 7, 2007

Dedication: Aug. 21, 2011 by President Henry B. Eyring

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple
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Announced: Dec. 16, 2006

Dedication Dec. 11, 2011, in three sessions.

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Kansas City Missouri Temple
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Announced: Oct. 4, 2008

Dedication: May 6, 2012

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Manaus Brazil Temple
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Announced: May 23, 2007

Dedication: June 10, 2012

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Brigham City Utah Temple
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Announced: Oct. 3, 2009

Dedication: Sept. 23, 2012

Fifth version of Angel Moroni: Calgary Alberta Temple
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Announced: Oct. 4, 2008

Dedication: Oct. 28, 2012

Statues added after dedication
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The next seven temples in this list had angel statues added after they were dedicated.

Interesting fact: The trumpet, which is held in Moroni's right hand, symbolizes the spreading of the gospel and the Second Coming of the Savior. In Matthew 24:31, it states that the angels with trumpets will gather the righteous together for the coming of the Lord. Every statue of the Angel Moroni atop a temple has this symbol.

Statue added after dedication: Freiberg Germany Temple
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Announced: Oct. 9, 1982

Dedication: June 29, 1985, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 7 sessions.

Statue added: 2001

Rededication: Sept. 7, 2002, by President Gordon B. Hinckley, in one session.

Statue added after dedication: Ogden Utah Temple
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Announced: Aug. 24, 1967

Statue added: 2002

Dedication: Jan. 18-20, 1972, by President Joseph Fielding Smith; 6 sessions.

Statue added after dedication: Provo Utah Temple
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Announced: Aug. 14, 1967

Statue added: 2003

Dedication: Feb. 9, 1972; dedicatory prayer written by President Joseph Fielding Smith and read by President Harold B. Lee; 2 sessions.

Statue added after dedication: Sao Paulo Brazil Temple
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Announced: March 1, 1975

Statue added: 2003

Dedication: Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 1978, by President Spencer W. Kimball; 10 sessions. Rededicated after remodeling Feb. 22, 2004, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; one session.

Statue added after dedication: Tokyo Japan Temple
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Announced: Aug. 9, 1975

Statue added: 2004

Dedication: Oct. 27-29, 1980, by President Spencer W. Kimball; 7 sessions.

Statue added after dedication: Bern Switzerland Temple
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Announced: July 1, 1952

Statue added: 2005

Dedication: Sept. 11-15, 1955, by President David O. McKay; 10 sessions. Rededicated Oct. 23-25, 1992, by President Gordnon B. Hinckley; 10 sessions.

Statue added after dedication: London England Temple
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Announced: Aug. 10, 1953

Statue added: 2008

Dedication: Sept. 7-9, 1958, by President David O. McKay; 6 sessions. Rededicated Oct. 18-20, 1992, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 10 sessions.

Washington D.C. chapel statue
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In the early 1930s, church leaders requested that Torlief Knaphus design an Angel Moroni statue for the spire of the Washington D.C. chapel. The statue is a replica of Dallin's angel and weighs 645 pounds. The statue was eventually removed in 1976 and can be viewed at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City. The statue has been used in the production of the "Legacy" and "Mountain of the Lord" films.

This version of the statue also appears on three temples.

Washington D.C. chapel statue: Idaho Falls Temple
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Announced: March 3, 1937.

Dedication: Sept. 23, 1945, by President George Albert Smith, 8 dedicatory sessions.

Washington D.C. chapel statue: Atlanta Georgia Temple
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Announced: April 2, 1980.

Dedication: june 1-4, 1983, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 11 sessions. Re-dedication of baptistry Nov. 1997 by President Gordon B. Hinckley.

Washington D.C. chapel statue: Boston Massachusetts Temple
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Announced: Sept. 30, 1995

Dedication: Oct 1, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions. baptistry dedicated by Elder Faust May 29, 1987.

No Angel Moroni statue
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There are eight temples that do not have the Angel Moroni statue.

No Angel Moroni statue: St. George Utah Temple
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Announced: May 1861

Dedication: Jan. 1, 1877, completed portions were dedicated. Final dedication, April 6-8, 1877, President Brigham Young presiding, and Daniel H. Wells offered prayer.
On Nov. 11-12, 1975, after extensive remodeling, the temple was rededicated by President Spencer W. Kimball; 5 sessions.

No Angel Moroni statue: Logan Utah Temple
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Dedication: May 17-19, 1884, by President John Taylor; 3 sessions.
On March 13015, 1979, after extensive remodeling, the temple was rededicated by President Spencer W. Kimball; 9 sessions.

No Angel Moroni statue: Manti Utah Temple
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Groundbreaking, site dedication: April 25, 1877, by President Brigham Young.

Dedication: May 17, 1888, private dedication held; dedicated by President Wilford Woodruff of the Quorum of the Twelve. Three public dedicatory services held May 21-23, 1888; Elder Lorenzo Snow read the prayer.

Rededicated: June 14-16, 1985, by President Gordon B. Hinckley, 9 sessions.

No Angel Moroni statue: Laie Hawaii Temple
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Announced: Oct. 3, 1915

Dedication: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 1919 by Presient Heber J. Grant; Five sessions.

Rededicated: June 13-15, 1978, by President Spencer W. Kimball after extensive remodeling; nine sessions

Rededicated: Nov. 21,2012 by President Thomas S. Monson, just a few days prior to the 91-year anniversary of the original dedication; three sessions.

No Angel Moroni statue: Cardston Alberta Temple
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Groundbreaking, site dedication: July 27, 1913, President Joseph F. Smith dedicated site. Ground broken Nov. 9, 1913, by Daniel Kent Greene of Glenwood, Alberta.

Rededicated after remodeling July 2, 1962, by President Hugh B. Brown of the First Presidency; Rededicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley; 4 sessions.

Dedication: Aug. 26-29, 1923, by President Heber J. Grant; 11 sessions. Rededicated after remodeling July 2, 1962, by President Hugh B. Brown of the First Presidency; Rededicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley June 22-24, 1991; 12 sessions.

No Angel Moroni statue: Mesa Arizona Temple
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Groundbreaking, site dedication: Site dedicated Nov. 28, 1921; ground broken April 25, 1922, by President Heber J. Grant.

Dedication: Oct. 23, 1927, by President Heber J. Grant, broadcast by radio. Rededicated after extensive remodeling April 15-16, 1975, by President Spencer W. Kimball; 7 sessions.

No Angel Moroni statue: Hamilton New Zealand
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Announced: Feb. 17, 1955

Dedication: April 20, 1958, by President David O. McKay; eight sessions.

No Angel Moroni statue: Oakland California Temple
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Groundbreaking, site dedication: May 26, 1962, by President David O. McKay.

Dedication: Nov. 17-19, 1964, by President David O. McKay, 6 sessions.

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