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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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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

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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Prophet Unveils Phnom Penh Temple Rendering

Prophet Unveils Phnom Penh Temple Rendering

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brought glad tidings Tuesday night to hundreds of gathered Church members at the Premier Centre Sen Sok in Phnom Penh. He unveiled an artist’s rendering of what will become one of the Church’s most sacred worship spaces — the Phnom Penh Temple. “Isn’t that beautiful?” the prophet said …

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Here’s Your First Look Inside the Arequipa Peru Temple

Here's Your First Look Inside the Arequipa Peru Temple

As the Arequipa Peru Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prepares for a public open house, the first photographs of the interior have been released.   A stylized version of the Flor de Texao Arequipa, is used in many places throughout the temple — in the carved hardwood, art glass windows, metal fixtures, stonework and flooring …

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Washington County Utah Temple Site Announced

Washington County Utah Temple Site Announced

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location of the Washington County Utah Temple. The temple, which was announced in October 2018 by Church President Russell M. Nelson, will be built on a 14-acre site located northeast of 3000 East 1580 South in St. George, Utah. Plans call for a three-story temple of approximately 88,000 square …

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Church Announces Site for Moses Lake Washington Temple

Church Announces Site for Moses Lake Washington Temple

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location of the Moses Lake Washington Temple. The temple, which was announced in April 2019 by Church President Russell M. Nelson, will be built on a 17-acre site located on Yonezawa Boulevard between Division Street and Road K NE. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 20,000 square feet, …

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Here’s Your First Look Inside the Renovated Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Here's Your First Look Inside the Renovated Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

After closing in January 2018 for major renovations, the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple is preparing for rededication with a public open house. In anticipation of the rededication, which will take place on November 17, 2019, the first photos of the completed interior have been released. The exterior was redesigned to improve the entry and tower of the temple. The existing …

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