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Church Releases Updates on Three Forthcoming Temples

Church Releases Updates on Three Forthcoming Temples

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced groundbreakings for the Bentonville Arkansas Temple and the McAllen Texas Temple. Renderings of the temples have also been released. Bentonville Arkansas Temple Church leaders will break ground for the Bentonville Arkansas Temple in November 2020. Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, …

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First Presidency Announces New Online System for Temple Prayer Rolls

First Presidency Announces New Online System for Temple Prayer Rolls

It is a common practice among many people of faith to pray for loved ones when they face illness, afflictions or other challenges. In many faith traditions, this includes praying collectively for those with specific needs. The scriptures record multiple examples when Jesus Christ prayed in groups and admonished those present to also pray. In temples of The Church of …

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20 More Latter-day Saint Temples to Begin Phase 2

20 More Temples to Begin Phase 2

The Church has announced multiple temples will open for Phase 2 on August 31, 2020. This will bring the number of temples open for Phase 2 to 68. Phase 2  allows for all the performance of all temple ordinances for living individuals, with priority given for those who will be sealed. The next priority will be endowments for in-field missionaries (who …

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Groundbreakings Announced for Two Utah Temples

Groundbreakings Announced for Two Utah Temples

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced groundbreakings for the Taylorsville Utah Temple and the Red Cliffs Utah Temple. Exterior renderings have been released, showing the planned designs of the new temples. The groundbreaking ceremony for the Taylorsville Utah Temple will be held in October 2020.  Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the event. …

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17 Temples Open for Phase 2, Including Utah Temples

How to Watch the Provo City Center Temple Cultural Celebration Live Online

The Church has announced multiple temples will open for Phase 2 on August 17, 2020. This will bring the number of temples open for Phase 2 to 29. Phase 2  allows for all the performance of all temple ordinances for living individuals, with priority given for those who will be sealed. The next priority will be endowments for in-field missionaries …

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12 Temples Open for Phase 2, More Open for Phase 1

12 Temples Open for Phase 2, More Open for Phase 1

Beginning on July 27, 2020, the following Latter-day Saint temples opened for Phase 2. This phase allows for all temple ordinances for living individuals. They are the first temples to do so since temple reopenings began earlier this summer. They are: Billings Montana Temple Bismarck North Dakota Temple Columbus Ohio Temple Copenhagen Denmark Temple Frankfurt Germany Temple Freiberg Germany Temple …

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A Message from the First Presidency on Changes to the Temple Endowment

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following message on Monday, July 20, 2020, about changes to the temple endowment ceremony: The sacred teachings, promises, and ceremonies of the temple are of ancient origin, and point God’s children to Him as they make further covenants and learn more about His plan, including the …

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Missing the Temple? 6 Powerful Ideas to Tide You Over.

Missing the Temple? 6 Powerful Ideas to Tide You Over.

Temple worship for Latter-day Saints has been impacted severely by the COVID-19 pandemic. Temples were temporarily closed on March 25, 2020, and while some temples have reopened for live sealings, proxy work has yet to resume. How can members of the Church continue to enjoy the spirit of the temple until they are able to reopen? Here are six powerful …

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