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First Presidency Temporarily Closes All Temples

All the LDS Temples Dedicated & Announced in 2017

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following letter March 25, 2020, to Latter-day Saints everywhere. See the latest updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Saints worldwide. Dear Brothers and Sisters, After careful and prayerful consideration, and with a desire to be responsible global citizens, we have decided to suspend all temple activity Churchwide …

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Angel Moroni Damaged on Salt Lake Temple After Earthquake

Angel Moroni Damaged on Salt Lake Temple After Earthquake

UPDATE 9:40am: Daniel Woodruff, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, released the following statement Wednesday morning to media: The Salt Lake Temple, which is undergoing a seismic upgrade, sustained minor damage during Wednesday morning’s earthquake. The trumpet on the Angel Moroni statue fell off, and there is minor displacement of some of the temple’s smaller …

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First Interior Renderings Released for Washington D.C. Temple

First Interior Renderings Released for Washington D.C. Temple

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released information regarding an open house, youth devotional and rededication for the soon-to-be-completed renovation of the Washington D.C. Temple.   The rededication of the temple will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2020, in three sessions. Prior to the rededication, a public open house will be held from …

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Here’s Your First Look Inside the Rio de Janeiro Temple

Here's Your First Look Inside the Rio de Janeiro Temple

Beautiful new photos of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple have been released alongside the official open house and dedication dates. The temple, first announced in April 2103, will be dedicated in three sessions on May 17, 2020. A public open house will be held from April 17 through May 2, 2020.

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New Video Shows Renovation Work on St. George Temple

New Video Shows Renovation Work on St. George Temple

The first phase of the renovation of the historic St. George Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is underway in southern Utah. Twentieth-century additions on the north and west sides of the building have been removed. The temple was closed for renovation in November 2019 to undergo extensive structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and finish work. …

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Photos Show Salt Lake City Temple Interior as Renovations Begin

Photos Show Salt Lake City Temple Interior as Remodeling Begins

The Salt Lake City Temple closed in December 2019 to begin a four-year-long renovation and remodeling project. Now, photos released by the Church Newsroom show the temple in a new light as the interior furnishings are carefully packaged and removed before construction officially begins.   The major renovations will focus on earthquake stabilization, restoring paintings, completely reworking the grounds and …

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Virginia, Utah, & Philippines Temple Groundbreaking Dates Announced

Virginia, Utah, & Philippines Temple Groundbreaking Dates Announced

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced groundbreaking dates for the Richmond Virginia Temple, the Alabang Philippines Temple, and the Layton Utah Temple. Richmond Virginia Temple—April 11, 2020 The groundbreaking for the Richmond Virginia Temple will be held Saturday, April 11, 2020. Attendance at the site will be by invitation only. The groundbreaking service will …

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Here’s Your First Look Inside the Durban South Africa Temple

The 10-day open house for the Durban South Africa Temple began yesterday on January 22, 2020. In celebration of the open house, the first photographs of the interior have been released to the public. The temple design was inspired by the buildings of downtown Durban. The corners of the building and tower employ simple and elegant detail, while fluted stone …

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First Presidency Announces Adjustments in Temple Ceremonial Clothing

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Latter-day Saints wear ceremonial clothing inside temples as part of the most sacred ordinances, or ceremonies, of their faith. In a letter released Friday, The First Presidency has recently made adjustments to the clothing to be more simple, comfortable, and cost-effective, as well as to enhance the temple experience for patrons. This change does not alter the sacred nature of …

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Church Announces Temple Site Locations for 3 Temples

Church Announces Temple Site Locations for 3 Temples

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the locations of three temples announced in October 2019 by Church President Russell M. Nelson.   The McAllen Texas Temple will be built on a 10.6-acre site located on the northwest corner of Second Street and West Trenton Road. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 25,000 square feet, …

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