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San Diego Temple to close for renovation, Okinawa Japan Temple dedication announced

The San Diego California Temple
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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the open house and dedication dates for the Okinawa Japan Temple. In addition, an upcoming closure and renovation of the San Diego California Temple has been announced.

Okinawa Japan Temple Dedication and Open House

The public open house will begin on Saturday, September 23, and continue through Saturday, October 7, excluding Sundays. Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will dedicate the Okinawa Japan Temple on Sunday, November 12, in two sessions, at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Before the public open house, a media day will be held on Thursday, September 21. Invited guests will also tour the Okinawa Japan Temple on Friday, September 22.

San Diego California Temple Renovation

The San Diego California Temple will close in July 2023 for extensive renovations. The completion date for the renovation, including dates for the public open house and rededication, will be announced later.

You can read more about both of these announcements on Church Newsroom.

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