For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the recently renovated Columbus Ohio Temple opened its doors literally and virtually Monday, April 24, as media day kicked off the public open house phase for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ house of the Lord in Ohio’s capital city.
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Joining the media in the day’s tours was Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, who was hosted by a trio of the Church’s General Authority Seventies—Elder Allen D. Haynie and Elder Vaiangina Sikahema, president and second counselor in the North America Northeast Area presidency, and Elder Kevin R. Duncan, executive director of the Temple Department. They were joined by Elder Kevin W. Birch, an Area Seventy.
The temple’s virtual opening came as the Church released a video and series of photographs showing the sacred edifice both inside and out, including rooms used for sacred ordinances by members making covenants with the Lord. The video and photos were published Monday on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
You can read this full story on Church News and see more photos of the newly renovated temple in the gallery below.