Monday, 1 April 2019

Atlanta Georgia Temple

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints builds temples all around the world where faithful members go to learn more of Jesus Christ and his plan, receive ordinances for themselves, and perform vicarious work for their deceased ancestors. These temples are beautifully constructed both inside and out. They are designed to direct our thoughts heavenward and seal families together for eternity. The redemptive work that is performed here is not to be found anywhere else on the earth. All people are invited to experience for themselves the grandeur and blessings of temple work by qualifying themselves to enter the House of the Lord.  In the meantime, I'll be taking you through the A to Z of our temples.



ATLANTA GEORGIA TEMPLE





The Celestial Room in the Atlanta Georgia Temple. This is typically a place of peace and reflection after receiving instruction and entering into covenants, culminating into entry into the Celestial Room

Each temple has a Celestial Room. While no ceremonies are actually performed in the Celestial Room, it acts as the final stage of progression in an instructional ceremony called the Endowment. After being taught of God's plan and symbolically passing through the veil, patrons arrive in the Celestial Room. It is a representation of the Celestial Kingdom, the highest degree of glory in heaven, a place where God and Jesus dwell. This room helps us visualise ourselves in such a place. It is a place of peaceful contemplation and meditation, a place to pray and receive inspiration and revelation for issues or struggles we may be facing in life. A person may stay as long as they wish in the Celestial Room at the end of their Endowment Session.






11 comments:

Sonia Chatterjee said...

What a beautiful post and equally gorgeous pictures. Almost felt like I traveled there through your eyes.

Sonia
https://soniasmusings.com

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Thanks Sonia, there is a lot more beauty coming up this month. Stay posted!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Duncan,

What an interesting place of worship! The interior room especially is grand and gives one the feeling of pureness with an all-white decor. Thanks for joining me this morning with my first A2Z contribution in my Little Mermaid Art Sketch series with ARIEL on Curious as a Cathy!!

Happy A2Zing!!

John Holton said...

I've lived near Atlanta for over 30 years and have never seen this. Good start to the A to Z Challenge!

John @ The Sound Of One Hand Typing

Anne Young said...

A very beautiful building

Thanks for visiting my blog. Good luck with the A to Z challenge

Regards
Anne

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Mary B said...

Duncan

What a great idea for the A2Z challenge! I love that you are sharing our beautiful temples with the world. So uplifting!

~Mary
Jingle Jangle Jungle
Literary Gold

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Thank you all for coming over. And best of luck with the challenge

Alana said...

It's beautiful inside and outside. In New York State, there is a Sacred Sites Sunday - one Sunday a year where houses of worship open their doors to the public, conduct tours, and so forth. This is like a month long Sacred Sites event, and I wish you the best with A to Z!

A Tarkabarka Hölgy said...

Wow, such a beautiful building!
Happy A to Z!

The Multicolored Diary

Arlee Bird said...

I've seen a number of Temples around the country but don't recall having seen this one. They are all beautiful structures.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Thanks guys for visiting, appreciate your comments and time :)