Nauvoo, temple, heirlooms
June 27, 2002. Nauvoo, Illinois. 6:00 p.m. Six long chimes ring from a bell located within the Nauvoo Temple tower to signal the first of many dedicatory services for the newly rebuilt Nauvoo Temple. The sound seems to announce a rebirth of dreams long wanting to be fulfilled. Now, for the first time in over a century and a half, a bell rings in the dedicated house of the Lord that sits atop the bluff overlooking the neatly planned streets of the lower city. As was its predecessor, this temple was built for the perfecting of the Saints in the household of faith. It was erected to help establish the knowledge of eternity. It was fashioned to house revelations for its patrons concerning what steps they should take toward eternal life, what knowledge they should gain, and what covenants they should make. The bell heralds a renewed temple of the Lord.
Tracy, Shannon M.; Leonard, Glen M.; and Watt, Ronald G.
"The Nauvoo Temple Bells,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 58:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol58/iss2/5