1 September 2015
SALT LAKE CITY — Standing atop most temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the angel Moroni, an ancient prophet in the Book of Mormon. The statue is not a figure of worship, but rather symbolizes his role in the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The angel Moroni was first used on the Salt Lake Temple, which was dedicated in 1893. The 12-foot-5-inch statue stands on a stone ball on the 210-foot central spire on the east side.
This statue of the angel Moroni, packed tightly in a crate, was placed on the Fort Collins Colorado Temple, Wednesday, August 26, 2015.
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