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Temple News & Updates – Week of March 20

Here at LDSDaily.com, we know that members of the church sure love temples. However, I would only hear about the status of a temple when it was announced,  during the groundbreaking ceremony, the open house, the placement of the Angel Moroni, and the dedication. However, there is so much more going on with these sacred buildings that we just never hear about. So, we decided to post weekly (every Sunday) updates about the temples from around the world. What better way to stay up to date on what is going on with His holy houses.

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at LDSChurchTemples.com for providing these updates. If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com.

Hartford Temple Dedication Date Announced

Construction Update: As scaffolding has been removed, class architectural details have been discovered. The temple is inspired by New England architecture and fits the landscape of the Hartford-area.

Temple Facts: The Hartford Connecticut Temple was announced in the October 2010 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in August 2013 by President Thomas S. Monson. The temple will be approximately 25,000 square feet, will serve members in New York and New England areas. The Hartford Connecticut Temple will be the second temple in New England, following the Boston Massachusetts temple. The dedication will be held on November 20.

 


Star Valley Temple Dedication Date Announced

Construction Update:  Dark-colored shingles were added to the south side of the steeple. Art glass windows were also installed on the steeple of the Star Valley Wyoming Temple.

Temple Facts: The Star Valley Wyoming Temple was announced in the October 2011 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in April 2015 by Elder Craig C. Christensen. The temple will be approximately 17,000 square feet, will serve members in the following six stakes: Afton Wyoming Stake, Kemmerer Wyoming Stake, Montpelier Idaho Stake, Montpelier Idaho South Stake, Soda Springs Idaho Stake, and Thayne Wyoming Stake. The Star Valley Wyoming temple will be the first built in the state of Wyoming. The dedication will be held on October 30.


Cedar City Temple Update

Construction Update: The structural framing is now complete at the Cedar City Utah Temple, which allows concrete walls to start formation on the exterior.

Temple Facts: The Cedar City Utah Temple was announced in the April 2013 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in August 2015 by Elder L. Whitney Clayton. The temple will be approximately 42,657 square feet, will serve members in 17 stakes in Southern Utah and Eastern Nevada. The Cedar City Utah temple will be the seventeenth temple in Utah. Estimated completion is late 2017.

 


Provo City Center Temple Dedicated

Construction Update: The construction on the Provo City Center Temple is complete. It was dedicated on Sunday, March 20 in three sessions.

Temple Facts: The Provo City Center Temple was announced in the October 2011 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in May 2012 by Elder Jeffrey R Holland. The temple is approximately 85,084 square feet, and serves 28 stakes in Provo and Springville. The Provo City Center Temple is the sixteenth temple built in Utah, and the 150th temple of the church.


Lighting Tests at Philadelphia Temple

Construction Update: Exterior lighting is being tested on the two steeples and the ornate cornice at the Philadelphia Pennsylvania temple.

Temple Facts: The Philadelphia Pennsylvania temple was announced in the October 2008 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in September 2011 by President Henry B. Eyring. The temple will be approximately 53,000 square feet and will be the first temple built in Pennsylvania. The temple is scheduled to be dedicated on Sunday, September 18, 2016.


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Lauren is studying Journalism at Brigham Young University and considers the East Coast home. She has a passion for writing, photography, skiing, hiking, and traveling. She enjoys studying German and is married to her best friend.
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