Here is another media preview of the new Twin Falls Temple that comes from Local News channel 8 in Idaho Falls and Pocatello Idaho. It gives more details concerning the murals in the garden room, painted by Rexburg artist Leon Parson. Parson skillfully included the Idaho Shoshone Falls in the depiction of the creation in these murals. Please forgive the commercial at the beginning of the clip.
The Church has produced a short video for the media describing the newest temple of the Church in Twin Falls, Idaho, and the open house that will be occurring there from July 11th through August 16th, 2008 (8am-8pm, except Sundays and Mondays after 6pm).
This video comes from Times-News at MagicValley.com. It is introduced by Elder William Walker, member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, and includes some commentary from the construction company (Big D Construction), Brent Nielson (Chairman of the Twin Falls Temple Committee), and some other members of the Church. It also includes some video of the inside of the temple. Typically the Church publishes photos of the interior, but this is the first time I’ve seen short video clips produced in connection with the opening of a new temple, which include the celestial room, baptistery, ordinance rooms, sealing rooms, and lobby. The temple is a beautiful sacred place.
For those of you who don’t want to wade through my analysis of the Oxford degree ceremony in the last part, or if you’d just like to see what the presentation is like, the degree ceremony that took place on September 28, 2007 at Oxford University was formally videotaped and posted on YouTube just recently. Be prepared to hear some Latin. It is divided into seven parts, and is about an hour long total. I think you will find the ceremony very interesting to watch.
You may see them below: (See below these for another version, with subtitles).
There is also a homemade videotaped version of the ceremony posted on YouTube. It follows the experience of a graduate named Jacob and his family as he goes through the commencement exercises. It is shorter, divided into three parts, and has subtitles in English (for those of you who are not fluent in Latin). You can see it here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
Video created by the LDS Church to commemorate and celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ action in June 1978 to extend its lay priesthood to men of all races – entitled “He Inviteth Us All.” The revelation from God came quite clear from heaven to prophets and apostles of God, gathered in the upper rooms of the Salt Lake Temple. I imagine the revelatory experience was somewhat like Peter’s when he was commanded by God to take the gospel to the Gentiles, previous to which it had been taken only to the Jews (Acts 10:9-48). Surely the Lord God has His own timetable (Isa. 55:8).