Mormons, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints*, (LDS), worship God, the eternal Father, and Jesus Christ.
LDS doctrine designates temples as the most sacred sites of worship, the believers' homes as the second most privileged spaces for devotional acts, and the chapels, or meetinghouses, as the third most important. A temple (more than 100 worldwide in 2000) is a holy place, a "house of the Lord."
Copyright © 2010, Cambridge University Press. This article first appeared in The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity (2010), 840-841.
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Givens, Terryl. "Mormon Worship." The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity. Edited by Daniel Patte. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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