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Amish Visitors Take a Tour of LDS Philadelphia Temple

by | Aug. 10, 2016

Mormon Life

From a Catholic Archbishop and priests, guided by Elder Cook to media from the Philadelphia Inquirer praising the new temple and sharing LDS beliefs with their readers to a group of Amish visitors, the new Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple has seen quite the range of guests.

But there's still plenty of time for many more visitors. The open house for this unique and historic temple began August 10 and will continue through September 9, with the dedication of the temple on September 18.

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The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple will be the 152nd temple in the world and the first in Pennsylvania. The location of the temple made it a perfect location for a group of Amish visitors to come. 

Mormon Newsroom recently posted a picture on Instagram with this caption:

"When The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints builds a new temple, the sacred building is opened for public tours. Anyone can attend this open house, which usually lasts a few weeks. After that, the temple is formally dedicated and is open only to Church members who are actively engaged in the faith.

"Here, a group of Amish visitors wait in line to tour the new Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple."