Billings Montana Temple

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Billings Montana Temple
MTempleafar.jpg
Number 66 edit data
Dedication 20 November 1999 (20 November 1999) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 10 acres (4 hectares)
Floor area 33,800 sq ft (3,140 m2)
Preceded by Regina Saskatchewan Temple
Followed by Edmonton Alberta Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 45°48′1.818000″N 108°38′21.80400″W / 45.80050500000°N 108.6393900000°W / 45.80050500000; -108.6393900000 The Billings Montana Temple is the 66th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Plans to build a temple in Montana were announced in August 1996. About 4,800 people gathered during a spring snowstorm to witness the groundbreaking on March 30, 1998.

Eight dedicatory sessions were held to accommodate all of the members of the area on November 20-21, 1999. LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley gave the dedicatory prayer.

The Billings Montana Temple sits on the hillside in front of 300-foot (91 m) high red Rimrock cliffs. The single spire rises from a tiered tower. Stained-glass windows dominate the west end. Inside, a clear skylight allows patrons to glimpse the angel Moroni atop the spire. The exterior features Wyoming white dolomite with tan sandstone finish. The temple is used by the 36,000 members in Montana and northern Wyoming. It has a total floor area of 33,800 square feet (3,140 m2), two ordinance rooms, and three sealing rooms.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]