Seal of Melchizedek SLC Temple door sm

President Hinckley presided over the dedication of the San Diego Temple where the Seal of Melchizedek gained much more modern notice. Soon thereafter a very similar design to that on the glass doors of the San Diego Temple was added to the Salt Lake City Temple. The design featured in addition to two offset glass squares, an encircled beehive in the center. Internet sources suggest this was at the behest of President Hinckley. It certainly is the right time frame and it is not hard to believe, especially since 8-point stars were also designed into the furnishings, design, and construction found in the New Conference Center, another great legacy of President Hinckley. Here is a sampling of the Seal of Melchizedek and other 8-point stars found on and around these two structures at Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City.

Abel and Melchchizedek make offerings to the Lord, hand of God accepts, Seal of Melchizedek eight point star symbol upon the altar

The Meaning of the Seal of Melchizedek

Symbol on Melchizedek’s Altar: The very name of the symbol comes from its bold center presence on the front of the altar pictured in an A.D.520 Ravenna Mosaic. Read more in “The Story of the Seal“. Behind the altar is the High Priest, …

Seal of Melchizedek symbol eight point star - Christus statue, LDS SLC temple

Symbol of Christ

“Symbolism is the language of scripture and ritual… Symbols are the language in which all gospel covenants and all gospel ordinances of salvation have been revealed.” Alonzo A. Gaskill


The Power of the Seal

The Seal of Melchizedek – a symbol of hope and love.
How wearing and displaying the Seal can change lives and build faith

Gatehouse garden, San Diego LDS Temple - Seal of Melchizedek symbol on grounds


All about the Seal of Melchizedek. We will bring more information and resources to your attention here at Seal of as they become available. Thank you for visiting! The rapid increase in awareness of the symbol perhaps began with …

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