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Temple News & Updates | Week of June 12

Temple News & Updates | Week of June 12

Latter-day Saint temples continue to be built around the world as the gospel of Jesus Christ rolls forth. Here’s a quick look at temple news and updates from this last week.

Angel Moroni Installed on the Urdaneta Philippines Temple

A statue of the angel Moroni was raised to the top of the steeple of the Urdaneta Philippines Temple on June 14. The important milestone for the temple was attended by Elder Taniela B. Wakolo, president of the Philippines Area.

Courtesy of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Philippines
Courtesy of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Philippines
Couresty of Jesus R. E. Macalino Jr.

Updated Rendering Released for the Yorba Linda California Temple

Because of permitting and zoning requirements, the exterior design for the Yorba Linda California Temple has been changed. The steeple has been lowered and moved from the center of the building to above the entrance. The groundbreaking ceremony for the temple will be held on June 18, 2022. Elder Mark A. Bragg of the Quorum of the Seventy will preside.

The previous rendering:

Previous rendering of the Yorba Linda California Temple. Courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

And the new rendering:

New rendering of the Yorba Linda California Temple. Courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Forms Set for South Baptismal Font of Syracuse Utah Temple

The circular forms for the concrete support of the south side baptismal font in the Syracuse Utah Temple have been put in place. A second font will be located on the north side. Cladding has been installed along the northeast wall of the main floor, and sheathing has been attached and sealed along the northwest wall. Structural framing has reach the mechanical level that sits over the third floor. Additional framing will be installed for the body of the steeple.

Courtesy of Chad James L. Fournier
Courtesy of Chad James L. Fournier

Frames Installed for the Alabang Philippines Temple Steeple

The Alabang Philippines temple continues to rise as corner frames have been erected for the steeple body of the temple. The frames will eventually support a tall tapering spire. With scaffolding removed from the front of the building, the beauty of the concrete and steel shell is on full display.

Courtesy of Elder Gordon Clark

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