Angel Moroni Statue Returns to Spire of Bountiful Utah Temple

by | Oct. 25, 2017

Mormon Life

Thanks to Deseret News for making us aware of this story.

The angel Moroni statue is back on the spire of the Bountiful Utah Temple after five months of renovations. 

Beginning in May, these renovations were to remove rust from the metal framing and improve airflow, according to ldschurchtemples.org

But this statue wasn't the only angel Moroni statue to grace the spire. 

On May 22, 2016, the original statue was struck by lightning, cracking the gold leaf and destroying parts of the face and back. 

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Less than a month later, the statue meant for the Meridian Idaho Temple was sent to the Bountiful temple as a replacement, according to lds.org.

Originally, the first angel Moroni statue in Nauvoo was used as a weathervane. But it wasn't until the Salt Lake Temple was built that the first modern design of the angel Moroni statue was created by sculpture Cyrus E. Dallin. 

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Lead image from the Deseret News
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