One of our favorite subjects of LDS art is temple pictures. We are blessed to interact with so many artists and photographers. We love all their spiritual insight and heart that they invest in the images that they create.
This temple has been a favorite among our team of creators, and we have some beautiful pieces, a credit to the stunning architecture and gardens of the building itself. As citizens of Oquirrh Mountain may already know, the name of the city--and this temple--comes from the Goshute Indian tribe. The word is pronounced “o-ker” and describes the “shining mountains” or “wooded mountains” surrounding this beautiful Utah city.
Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Light Prevails by Evan Lurker
How Big is the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple?
According to the Church Newsroom, the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple:
- Covers 60,000 square feet.
- Covers 11 acres when you add the surrounding grounds and parking lots.
- Is 183 feet tall from the green grass up to Angel Moroni’s trumpet.
When was the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple Dedicated?
This special LDS temple was dedicated on August 21, 2009. It was followed seven days later by a local cultural celebration in the Salt Lake City Conference Center.
Part of the humble dedicatory prayer reads:
“O Father, wilt Thou grant unto us Thy guidance and Thy Holy Spirit while we are gathered on this sacred occasion. May the channels of communication between Thee and us be open, and wilt Thou smile upon us and cause us to feel and know that we are partakers of Thy divine Spirit. Overlook our follies and our weaknesses and let us come before Thee in sincerity of heart and purity of life, that what we say and do here will be in harmony with Thy mind and will.”
We deeply appreciate our photographers’ gifts for capturing this feeling of divine connection with God in an otherwise noisy and chaotic world. What follows is some of the best of their work.
Oquirrh Mountain Temple - Sunbeams by Scott Jarvie
“May the channels of communication between Thee and us be open, and wilt Thou smile upon us and cause us to feel and know that we are partakers of Thy divine Spirit."
Oquirrh Temple Panoramic Photos
LDS temple locations are never chosen on a whim. Church leaders often tell stories of the inspiration, patience, and miracles leading to the final decision on the groundbreaking for a new temple. That knowledge adds a layer of meaning to these beautiful panoramic photos. Each shows the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple as a literal shining beacon to the surrounding cities.
Oquirrh Temple Vertical Photos
The enormous steeple is one of the most characteristic features of this temple. It lends itself well to this format of photography. At the same time, it proves symbolic of the temple’s purpose: to direct our gaze and our thoughts to something higher. Enjoy these photos by a few of our most prolific LDS temple photographers.
Oquirrh Temple Spring Pictures
LDS temples are rarely as beautiful as they are in the spring. With the running fountains, blossoming flower beds, and lush lawns, it is a place of peace. It is no different for the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple. These prized pieces of LDS art can bring some of that sense of calm into your own home.
Oquirrh Temple Autumn Pictures
One might claim that Utah temples are hardly unique, what with there being over a dozen of them in one state. We would beg to differ. Thanks to the Beehive State’s distinct seasons, Utah Temples, including Oquirrh Mountain, make for some of the most breathtaking LDS art. Here are a few pictures of this sacred building taken during the fall, symbolic of the spiritual harvest we participate in while performing proxy work.
Oquirrh Temple LDS Paintings
Not all of our Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple pictures come from photographers. As mentioned before, we also have some accomplished painters who have made this sacred building the subject of their study and work. These three pieces of LDS art each display the artist’s unique style and flair that they contribute to our collection.
LDS art images of temples make for inspiring house decor, especially for a living room, stairwell, or hallway. These different sizes of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple come in a variety of color palettes to match just about any home aesthetic and add an extra touch of warmth.
Peruse our gallery for more LDS art of this and many other temples.