Thousands of Utahns have toured the new Draper LDS temple before its dedication this weekend. Millions may have watched the snippet of an LDS temple ceremony shown in a recent episode of HBO’s "Big Love."

Still, Mormons feel that few outsiders have a full sense of what temple worship means to the faithful, or why they hold it so sacred. That’s because the ceremony is richer and more powerful, they believe, than the architecture, the special clothing or even the ritual re-enactments.

It has to be experienced to be understood.


Those of my readers who have been to the temple, those who aspire to go, and those who are interested in the temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be interested to read the rest of this brief and useful article, which appeared last week in the Salt Lake Tribune.