Saturday, April 13, 2024
HomeChurchFour Mormon Temples Will Close for Renovation

Four Mormon Temples Will Close for Renovation

- Advertisment - Save on Great LDS Gifts
News Release from Mormon Newsroom

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the closure of four temples later this year for extensive renovation.

The Tokyo Japan, Oklahoma City Oklahoma and Memphis Tennessee Temples will close in October 2017, and the Asunción Paraguay Temple will close in November 2017. Renovations help maintain functionality, efficiency and beauty. Each temple will receive mechanical upgrades along with updates in finishes and furnishings.

Tokyo Japan Temple

 

Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple

 

Memphis Tennessee Temple

 

Asunción Paraguay Temple

Renovations are expected to be completed in 2020 for the Tokyo Japan Temple and 2019 for the other three temples. Once the temples are complete, public open houses and rededication services will be announced. While the temples are closed, Latter-day Saints will be able to attend neighboring temples.

The Tokyo Temple was dedicated October 27–29, 1980, by Church President Spencer W. Kimball. The Memphis Temple was dedicated on April 23, 2000, by President James E. Faust, second counselor in the Church’s First Presidency. The Oklahoma City Temple was dedicated on July 30, 2000, by President Faust, and the Asunción Temple was dedicated May 19, 2002, by Church President Gordon B. Hinckley.

 

Join the Discussion!
- Advertisment - LDS Scripture Study
Aleah Ingram
Aleah Ingram
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.

Retaining Temple Awe & Wonder: Thoughts from an Experienced Temple Worker

I was done. For nearly 3 years, I had served in the Provo City Center Temple as a shift coordinator and I was...

How to Help the Poor and Distressed | 12 April 2024

Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! There are many people around us who need our help. How can we serve...

How Many Times Was the Word “Covenant” Said in General Conference?

For those tuning into the April 2024 General Conference, a theme quickly became clear—covenants and temples.  But how many times were these topics...

Why Aren’t General Conference Talks Immediately Available?

Have you ever wondered why the inspiring messages from General Conference aren't readily available as soon as they're delivered? It's a question...
Related
- Advertisment -Color Scriptures from LDS Bookstore
Recent