Why isn't the Angel Moroni on top of the Logan Temple (and many others)?
@Allen#1:Because Logan (and many other temples) do not have spires.
The Bible does not mention the name of the Angel "flying through the mists
of Heaven" So how do we know that it was Moroni? John the Beloved did not
mention his name.
Allen #1:A note at the end of the article states: "According to
a Deseret News story in 2002, Angel Moroni statues were to be placed on temples
according to a "case-by case condition."
@noneck62 - There are many things mentioned in scripture that do not name
specifics, especially in Revelation.We do know that there was a
Great Apostasy and a need for Gospel of Jesus Christ to be returned to the
Earth. And who better to do it than one of Heavenly Father's Messengers.As to the name of that angel who was so ordained to "fly in the
midst of heaven," it may have been left out so as not to detract from the
fact that it was the Gospel of Jesus Christ that was being restored, and not
that of another.
Temples without a Moroni statue: St. George, Logan, Manti, Cardston, Laie,
Mesa, Oakland. (Idaho falls, Ogden, and Provo were originally built without
statues, but got them later.) The story as I've heard it is that
when the Church released drawings of the Atlanta Temple, a local paper commented
that it didn't look Mormon without the statue. Evidently the Church took that
advice to heart. As far as I can recall, every temple since has a
Another interesting fact...Rather than a cross, the Angel Moroni
(upper half at least) inside an oval is the symbol engraved on headstones for
those LDS service men and women buried at national cemeteries.