Nearly four and a half years after the Washington D.C. Temple closed for renovation, President Russell M. Nelson will rededicate it on August 14 in three sessions that will include the entire First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A true Washington landmark because of its lighting and location on a hill above the Capital Beltway, the temple closed in March 2018. The renovation included new artwork throughout the temple, new finishing and furnishing throughout, and updates to mechanical and electrical systems.
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The rededication initially was scheduled for December 2020, but it was postponed for 20 months due to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The temple’s doors opened to the public in April for the first time in 46 years for an open house that lasted from April to June. More than 250,000 people attended. The late President Spencer W. Kimball dedicated the temple in 1974 after another large open house that included the vice president of the United States.
Read more about the rededication sessions and other Church leaders who will be in attendance on Church News.