This website was created by members of the Mormon Church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) to help enlighten interested people regarding the Boston Mormon Temple and Mormon temples in general. Here you will find information on the history of the Boston Temple, the temple in the news, information on nearby temples (including events), as well as general information on Mormon temple worship, the design of temples, and basic Mormon beliefs.
A temple is a house specially dedicated and purified, so that the Lord can visit there. A temple is literally a House of God. No unclean thing should enter a temple, and not even all Mormons qualify. Righteous living is required for a person to be qualified to enter a temple. With Christ as their exemplar, Mormons seek to be temple-worthy and to raise their children to be temple-worthy adults.
A temple is a place for contemplation and meditation, apart from the cares of the world and the influence of evil, where personal revelation can help the seeker overcome the challenges of mortal life. It is a place to make covenants with God to keep His commandments and do His work, while the Lord imparts information regarding His plan of salvation and bestows His spirit upon the sincere supplicant. There is power in this covenant-making, and protection, as long as the person remains worthy.