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Angel Moroni Sits Atop SW Orlando

November 11th, 2007 · No Comments

One prominent building of single spire modern design that stands out driving around SW Orlando is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located off Apopka-Vineland Rd. at 9000 Windy Ridge Rd., Windermere, FL 34786. The Orlando Temple was built in October of 1994 and sits on 13 acres. It has 4 ordinance rooms, 5 sealing rooms, and approximately 70,000 square feet.

296px-engel_moroni_bern_tempel.jpg A temple differs from a church in that it’s reserved for special forms of worship and not a meeting place for worship on a weekly basis. A temple serves as a location in which the worthy Latter-day Saints can perform sacred ordinances on behalf of themselves, their deceased ancestors, or unrelated deceased persons whose names are gathered from historical records. They’re also considered to be a House of Holiness where you can commune with God.

The statue of Angel Moroni on top of the spire at the Orlando Temple represents the belief that Moroni was the angel mentioned in Revelations 14:6 which reads “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people.”

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