“Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.” – Psalms 24:3-4
“Holy places have always been essential to the proper worship of God. Much of what we reverence, and what we teach our children to reverence as holy and sacred, is reflected in these places.” – Dennis B. Neuenschwander
This Day in LDS History
1920 Elder David O. McKay of the Twelve and Hugh J. Cannon, editor of the Improvement Era, board the Empress of Japan at Vancouver British Columbia, beginning their approximately 60,000-mile tour of missions throughout the world.
1953 The West German government grants the Church Koerperschaft des Oeffentlichen Rechts (Corporation under Public Law), giving it equal rights with the established churches in Germany. This is the first time in German history that a foreign church has been so honored.
1968 President Hugh B. Brown of the First Presidency conducts the site dedication and groundbreaking for the Washington D.C. Temple, the first temple in the eastern United States.