Friday, February 24, 2006

Which Temple is the Busiest?

In a family conversation, I heard a rumor about the busyness of Utah temples. I wanted to know which temple was the busiest. So I turned to Google. I did a search: "busiest temple" mormon. The results?

Salt Lake
Mount Timpanogos (from LDS.org, so we'll have to weight that more heavily)

I'm still not sure of what the current answer is.

This reminds me of an experience I had in a beautiful masonic temple in Oklahoma. They claimed to have the second biggest pipe organ West of the Mississippi. I suspect that fact was once true, but there isn't any way for me to know if it is still true. How often to you think the tour guides at that temple check the status of the superlative claims that they make? (I think they also claim the largest rug in the United States.) I guess that's why we have Guiness.


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  • Well, your link about the Mt Timpanogas temples says:

    "The Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple [was] built . . . to ease crowding in the Provo Utah Temple (the world’s busiest temple) . . .."

    The link about the Salt Lake temple is about weddings, but doesn't explicitly state that the author means busy in terms of marriages per day instead of overall use.

    I think this changes your ratings to 5 to (maybe) 1, for Provo versus Salt Lake.

    I do know that the baptistry at the Jordan River temple is the busiest I've been in (and I've been to a lot of temple baptistries).

    By Blogger gnupate, at 2/26/2006 7:09 AM  

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