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10 Things You May Not Have Known About the Newly Dedicated Payson Utah Temple

  • The open house took 20,000 volunteers to put together.
  • The temple will serve approximately 93,000 members.
  • The foliage on the stained glass represents the local Payson apple orchards.
  • Some believe that the higher up you go in the temple, the more significant the ordinances. Marriages take place on the top floor.
  • The flowers on the stained glass start as buds but bloom as you go up the temple.

-->See the stained glass in the official photos of the Payson temple's interior

  • The temple is the 10th largest in the church.
  • The baptismal mural is a copy of the mural found in the Calgary Alberta Temple.

-->See the mural in the official photos of the Payson temple's interior

  • The temple contains 19 original pieces of art.
  • More than 13,000 youth participated in the cultural celebration.
  • Brigham Young originally sent church members to Payson to be a way station. Travelers from Salt Lake heading to St. George would often spend the night there.
  • As of April 21st, there were already 100 sealings scheduled for the first month the temple will be open.

-->Related Reading: Photo Gallery: Payson Temple Dedication


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