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Rebuilding Provo Temple and Welcoming Orem Utah Temple

By Katerina Gasset

In a remarkable unfolding of events, the spiritual landscape of Utah is witnessing a significant transformation with the rebuilding of the Provo Temple and the upcoming dedication of the Orem Utah Temple.

As someone who has lived and breathed the air of Provo Utah and experienced its spiritual ethos, I am deeply moved by these developments, symbolizing our community's enduring faith and resilience.

The Provo Temple: A Legacy Renewed

Photo of the LDS Temple in Provo Utah. Photo taken by Katerina Gasset licensed Realtor in Utah and owner and author of the Move to Provo website
  • Historical Essence: Since its dedication in 1972, the Provo Temple has stood as a beacon of hope and faith. It has been a part of my life, as detailed in my article, embodying a rich legacy that resonates deeply within our community.
  • Reconstruction Journey: The Provo temple, located on the city’s east side, will close February 24, 2024, and be demolished. The temple will then be rebuilt on the same spot.
  • Exciting Renovation: The decision to rebuild the Provo Temple marks a significant chapter in its history. The new temple is expected to feature contemporary designs while maintaining its iconic spiritual essence. This renovation is anticipated to encompass modern amenities, eco-friendly materials, and enhanced facilities, catering to the evolving needs of its congregation.

The Provo Temple's reconstruction is a testament to the balance between preserving sacred traditions and embracing progress, ensuring its role as a cornerstone of spiritual life in Utah for generations to come.

The Orem Utah Temple: A New Spiritual Landmark

The new LDS Temple in Orem Utah featuring white stone architecture and art glass...
  • Architectural Grandeur: The Orem Utah Temple stands as a symbol of modern temple architecture. With its majestic exterior of white stone and art glass, it radiates a serene yet powerful presence.
  • Artistic Splendor: Inside, the temple is adorned with beautiful murals and artwork, creating an environment of peace and reverence. These artistic elements are anticipated to reflect the local culture and landscape, offering a unique spiritual experience.
  • Detailed Interior: The design and finishes complement the ordinances and the significant patron areas. The use of marble wainscots and wood columns is common throughout the temple. The detail of the columns, coffered ceilings, and marble wainscot is more articulated as one moves through the ordinance rooms, culminating in the celestial room. The secondary spaces are simpler yet lovely.
The interior of the Orem Temple showing the floor to ceiling window glasses and state-of-the-art furniture
  • Enriching the Community: The grounds of the Orem Temple, with their landscaped gardens and tranquil water features, will serve as a peaceful oasis for contemplation and community gathering. With its unique architectural beauty, is poised to become an integral part of our spiritual and community life, enriching our shared experiences and faith.
  • Public Tours: The Orem Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is currently open for free public tours. The open house started on Friday, October 27 and will continue through Saturday, December 16, 2023 (excluding Sundays). A media day was held on Monday, October 23, 2023, which allowed invited guests to tour the temple from Tuesday, October 24, through Thursday, October 26.

Impact on the Community

One of the rooms in the LDS Temple in Orem Utah
  • Economic and Social Benefits: The construction and renovation of these temples are expected to bring positive economic impacts to the region, enhancing the community fabric.
  • Cultural Significance: These temples serve not just as religious edifices but as cultural landmarks, deeply intertwined with Utah's cultural and spiritual identity.

Personal Reflections and Anticipation

Witnessing the transformation of the Provo Temple and the emergence of the Orem Temple is a profound experience. These developments symbolize our community's growth, adaptability, and unwavering faith. They represent not just physical structures but the spiritual journey and evolution of our community.

Provo and Orem Temple: Heritage and Hope

  • Provo Temple's Future: The newly rebuilt Provo Temple, upon completion, promises to be a beacon of modern faith, carrying forward its legacy into the future.
  • Orem Temple's Inaugural Role: The Orem Utah Temple, upon its dedication of January 21, 2024, will commence its journey as a new beacon of faith, set to enrich the spiritual life of its congregants.
LDS Temple in Orem Utah

The simultaneous developments at the Provo and Orem Temples mark a pivotal moment in our community's history. They stand as symbols of hope, faith, and unity, guiding us through times of change and growth. 

As we embrace these changes, we look forward to the continued spiritual enrichment these sacred spaces will bring to our community.

Stay tuned for more updates and personal insights into these significant temple developments. Whether it’s exploring the spiritual journey of our community or sharing the cultural tapestry of Utah, I am here to share these moments of transformation and renewal. 🏛️🙏💒

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About the author of Move to Provo Utah Website 

Katerina Gasset

When I moved here I was blessed to have my daughter to help with different things you need to know when you move to a new place. I had background from living here before but things have changed a lot too since the '80s. 

We were able to get all the good places to eat down fast - since she knows all that and we have a lot of the same likes in food. But things like how to turn on my electricity or what power company services my home... well... I was at a total loss! 

I know that other people moving to Provo don't always have family here to guide and help them. And most people don't have a real estate agent who gives them a welcome package on all the important numbers and places they need to know. 

My goal is for this website to be your go to resource for everything you need to know before, during, and after you move here to Provo, Utah. I want you to have the best experience and love living here as much as I do

Author Katerina Gasset - photo of me the author