I've spent several posts discussing depictions of the sun, moon, star, earth, etc. on Mormon temples. I've already discussed 5 and 6 pointed starstones. Now I'd like to discuss the stars on the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple. This temple has four pointed stars in many of the art glass windows of the temple.
|Oquirrh Mountain Temple sealing room window|
I've only seen this type of star on the Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple. They are on the second and third floors which hold the endowment rooms, celestial room, and sealing rooms. I don't think the four points on the stars are symbolic, but the stars definitely are. They probably symbolize the heavens and heavenly things. Also, they are used to represent progression and increasing glory. This is done by increasing the number of stars in windows as one progresses in the temple. The basement and first floor windows have no stars. The second floor has a few stars in each of the endowment room windows. Then the celestial room has three main levels of windows with each gaining more and more stars. This probably also refers to the three degrees of glory in the celestial kingdom.
|Oquirrh Mountain Temple Celestial Room Windows|
|Celestial Room Chandelier|
|Sealing Room Chandelier|
Please comment and let us know what you think about this temple's stars.