Wat gebeurt er bij een tempelverzegeling van heiligen der laatste dagen?
To the Latter-Day Saints, I have found that a temple sealing is one of the most meaningful promises that can be made.
Unlike many other religions, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believes marriage to be eternal. This differs dramatically from the standard wedding vow, “til death do we part.”
In the Latter-Day Saint temples, promises are made between a man, a woman, and God. In this ceremony the couple promises that they will continue to be a family unit forever, thus binding the children with their parents and the husband with their wife for the eternities. It is known as sealing because it seals families together for this life and the life after this one. The power and authority to seal actions in Heaven and on Earth were given by Jesus Christ to His apostles anciently, such as to Peter (Matthew 16:19). That same power and authority, I have understood through personal prayer and study, is what is used today in temples of the Church of Jesus Christ and was restored to the Earth again after the deaths of the apostles through the Prophet Joseph Smith.
Wist je dat?
Leden van De Kerk van Jezus Christus van de Heiligen der Laatste Dagen worden liever niet 'mormonen' genoemd? De term 'mormoon' is een bijnaam die afkomstig is uit een boek met Schriftuur genaamd 'The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Christ'. Leer meer.
Het woord Mormon is prima te gebruiken in eigennamen, zoals het Boek van Mormon, of in historische uitdrukkingen zoals de Mormon Trail. Maar we vragen u naar ons te verwijzen als 'Heiligen der Laatste Dagen' of 'leden van de herstelde Kerk van Jezus Christus'.
Wie kan deelnemen?
Only worthy members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with an active temple recommend can participate in these sealings. In the case of temple marriages, I have seen that it is a common practice for couples with non-member parents or siblings to also practice a civil marriage for those that cannot attend the temple sealing.
Alleen heiligen der laatste dagen mogen naar binnen vanwege de heiligheid van de ceremonie.
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This sealing ceremony is also performed for ancestors that have already passed. Volunteers in the temple act as a proxy, and seals their family together, allowing them to accept or decline these promises.
Thousands of temple sealings take place in the Rome Italy Temple every single year.
Temple sealings are beautiful ceremonies that unite families for all of the eternities. It allows members of the Church to celebrate an endless life with those that they love. This ceremony is one of the most sacred that takes place within the temple and is cherished among the Latter-Day Saints.