Lighting of the LDS Temple annual Christmas ceremony, St. George, Utah, Nov. 23, 2012 | Photo by Sandie Divan, St. George News
ST. GEORGE – The traditional lighting of the temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tonight welcomed a crowd of saints and members of the community in St. George.
President Thales Derrick welcomed all in attendance and opened the ceremony with prayer. President David Clove delivered a message encouraging the joy that can be found in giving to others during the holiday season. And Dr Craig Booth offered a benediction.
Dixie High School sang We Wish You a Merry Christmas and were joined by the audience in attendance in the singing of Silent Night closing the ceremony.
Please enjoy the ceremony via our photo gallery:
St. George News citizen Sandie Divan contributed to this article.
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