From that rudimentary effort to the contemporary and vast technological improvements in filmmaking, today’s message could appear in virtually every pocket via cell phone.Films created in the last 100 years in the Church provide a visual vehicle to share core Christ-centered teachings of the faith and forward the family-centered focus of the Church.
In the horse and buggy days of the 1890s, pioneering Mormon artist C.C.A. Christensen created detailed murals depicting events in the fledgling history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, rolled the paintings on aspen poles and traveled from western settlement to settlement sharing his portable message and defining what some term the first moving picture in the Church.
Broadway star Santino Fontana will join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for their annual Christmas concerts on December 11, 12, and 13 in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Taking the stage with Santino, and in a first for the choir, the beloved Sesame Street Muppets™ will join in bringing the holiday spirit to audiences young and old. The guest artists will also appear with the choir and orchestra on the weekly Music and the Spoken Wordbroadcast and a mini-concert the following Sunday, December 14.
The three Utah areas of the Church will present a Latino Christmas concert, “Luz de las naciones: Ven a mi casa esta Navidad,” in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., with a matinee performance on Saturday, December 6, at 2:00 p.m.
All are invited to come and celebrate the rich Christmas traditions of Latin America through music and dance. There will be a 350-voice adult choir along with a 50-voice children’s choir accompanied by musicians playing traditional instruments. The concert will also feature a variety of dances from various countries. The presentation will be in Spanish with a limited number of headsets available on a first come, first served basis for those who speak English or Portuguese.
Visiting Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, during the Christmas season is a yearly tradition for many families and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for others.
Tickets and reservations for the various 2014 Christmas programs and events are now available and due to the popularity of the events, tickets tend to get snatched up quickly.
Read the article “Christmas 2014 on Temple Square” to learn about the following events:
- Savior of the World musical
- Lights on Temple Square
- Christmas on Temple Square Opening Concert
- Christmas Devotional
- Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert
The article “Studying General Conference“ (New Era, June 2013, pp. 40-42) gives seven ideas to help you learn more from the words of the prophets:
- Look for Invitations and Encouragements
- Watch for Cause-and-Effect Statements
- Prepare Questions
- Look for Lists
- Watch for Repeated Phrases and Overall Themes
- Study Particular Words, Scripture References, and Notes
- Set Goals to Practice What You’ve Learned
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From ancient times, men and women have embraced sacred music, different forms of prayer, religious vestments full of symbolism, gestures and rituals to express their innermost feelings of devotion to God.
The variety of these forms of expression is as wide and diverse as the human family. Yet all have the same ultimate purpose: to connect the believer with the object of their devotion in the most personal way—to draw close to God.
Temple garments are worn by adult members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have made sacred promises of fidelity to God’s commandments and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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