Salt Lake City Temple
After construction and before a temple has been
public is invited to enter and view the rooms. Hundreds of
thousands of people attend these open houses. After the
formal dedication, the temple is closed to tourists because the Latter-day Saints begin using the temple to perform sacred ordinances.
If you have not had the
opportunity to attend one of these open houses, you can take a look at the inside of a mormon temple with this virtual tour:
Latter-day Saints act as proxies in the ordinance of
baptism for someone deceased.
Endowment rooms are where mormons receive
instruction, ordinances, and covenants that explain how
we can fulfill our eternal potential and return to live
with our Heavenly Parents.
The brides room is
a dressing room for brides and the female members of
Sealing rooms are where families may be united for time and eternity.
Marriage does not have to end at death.
The celestial room is a place of exquisite beauty and serenity,
where one may feel and meditate "in the beauty of
holiness" (Holy Bible, Ps. 29:2).
After a patron has finished an ordinance
session in the temple, he or she can use the waiting area until the rest of
the party is ready to leave.