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7 Fascinating Then & Now Comparisons of Latter-day Saint Temples

Over the years, many Latter-day Saint temples have experienced changes or renovations. In the case of the earliest temples, seeing the landscape change around it is also fascinating. Here are seven “then and now” photos of temples around the world. The Salt Lake City Temple began construction in 1853 with the groundbreaking ceremony and was officially dedicated on April 6, …

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Layton Utah Temple Site Announced

Layton Utah Temple Site Announced

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location of the Layton Utah Temple. The temple, which was announced in April 2018 by Church President Russell M. Nelson, will be built on an 11.8-acre site located at the corner of Oak Hills Drive and Rosewood Lane in Layton City, about 25 miles north of Salt Lake City. …

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Durban South Africa Temple Dedication Dates Announced

Durban South Africa Temple Dedication Dates Announced

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the dates for the public open house, dedication and youth devotional for the Durban South Africa Temple. The open house is scheduled for Wednesday, January 22 through Saturday, February 1, 2020, with the exception for Sunday, January 26. The free open house gives people of all …

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Oakland California Temple Rededicated

Oakland California Temple Rededicated

The Oakland California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been rededicated under the direction of President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency. President Oaks was accompanied by Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on Sunday for the rededication, which included three sessions. They also spoke to youth …

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Lima Peru Temple

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Lima Peru Temple

Construction of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has begun. Ground was broken for the temple under the direction of Elder Enrique R. Falabella of the Seventy and president of the South America Northwest Area. Elder Falabella told Latter-day Saints this groundbreaking is something they will never forget. It is the …

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First Apostle from Brazil Dedicates Fortaleza Brazil Temple

First Apostle from Brazil Dedicates Fortaleza Brazil Temple

Elder Ulisses Soares, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Fortaleza Brazil Temple in three sessions on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Each session was broadcast to members of the Church throughout the temple district. Elder Soares said he was grateful the First Presidency assigned him to dedicate …

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Here’s the Renovation Plans for the St. George Temple

Here's the Renovation Plans for the St. George Temple

Detailed plans for the upcoming closure and renovation of the St. George Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were released Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at a news conference in the St. George Temple Visitors’ Center. The temple is in the city of St. George in southern Utah. The temple, which will close November 4, 2019, …

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Site for Auckland New Zealand Temple Announced

Site for Auckland New Zealand Temple Announced

The location of a new temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Auckland, New Zealand, has been announced by President Russell M. Nelson during a Tuesday evening devotional in the country’s largest city. “Today I am pleased to announce that the new temple will be built in Auckland on Redoubt Road,” said President Nelson. The temple …

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President Eyring Rededicates Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple

President Eyring Rededicates Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple

After extensive renovation of the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple, President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, rededicated the sacred structure in one session at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019. A one-week open house gave the public an opportunity to see inside the faith’s sacred edifice and learn about why Latter-day …

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Here’s Your First Look Inside the Renovated Oakland Temple

Here's Your First Look Inside the Renovated Oakland Temple

The public is invited to tour the newly renovated Oakland California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The open house will take place Saturday, May 11, through Saturday June 1, but will be closed on Sundays (May 12, 19 and 26). Reservations for free tours can be made through templeopenhouse.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. The temple, located at 4770 Lincoln Ave. …

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