Temples

May 13, 2022 04:22 PM MDT
On Easter Sunday 2022, an interesting thing happened: Two apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints appeared on CBS Sunday Morning and gave viewers a rare look inside the Washington, D.C. Temple.
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May 13, 2022 11:07 AM MDT
This new film will follow the struggles and triumphs of the Saints through the eyes of four Church members in Nauvoo who lived the temple-building experience on a daily basis.
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May 11, 2022 10:10 AM MDT
A new video from the Church allows members and interested friends of the faith to virtually tour the temple with two senior leaders of the Church.
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Ground will be broken for the Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple and the Ephraim Utah Temple later this year.
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May 10, 2022 01:52 PM MDT
“When my father died, I heard his sister say, ‘I don’t think he went to church or was baptized,’ and I wondered.”
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128 of the Church’s 171 temples are now operating in Phase 4, meaning they no longer have capacity restrictions or mask requirements.
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Elder Gary E. Stevenson dedicated the newest temple in Brazil and said that it stands as the Church’s witness that Jesus Christ is indeed the Redeemer of the world.
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May 05, 2022 09:49 AM MDT
His new ethnically diverse painting was bound for the DC Temple, but his toddlers had a last, unwanted addition to make.
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Fun
May 05, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
Today there are nearly 1.5 million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico—more than any other country outside of the United States.
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May 04, 2022 09:56 AM MDT
The first open house for the DC Temple in 1974 was an enormous challenge filled with unexpected problems, but also unexpected blessings.
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May 03, 2022 12:24 PM MDT
To accommodate borders still closed due to COVID-19, the Yigo Guam Temple is offering a “traveling” open house for Latter-day Saints on other islands.
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May 03, 2022 11:17 AM MDT
The Church is seeking to reflect the Church’s diverse global membership in the artwork that hangs inside temples.
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May 02, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
April showers bring temple groundbreakings. And groundbreakings bring exciting new temples and blessings for local Latter-day Saints.
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April 29, 2022 12:24 PM MDT
Temple ceremonies have occasionally been depicted on mainstream TV, which may prompt questions from those unfamiliar with the Church.
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April 29, 2022 10:30 AM MDT
More than 50 temples across the world are under construction or renovation. See what progress has been made on construction over the last two weeks:
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April 28, 2022 11:24 AM MDT
If you’re struggling to answer questions about the temple, here are three poignant answers you can quote from an Apostle of the Lord.
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April 28, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
Latter-day Saints living in and around the US capitol city have waited nearly four years and are finally able to participate in the Washington D.C. Temple’s public open house.
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April 27, 2022 01:09 PM MDT
Here’s a complete and up-to-date list of the 124 temples that are under construction, awaiting dedication, or announced.
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April 25, 2022 08:31 AM MDT
Temples are some of the most beautiful places on earth, but the work that takes place inside of them is what makes them sacred.
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By  Emily Abel
April 18, 2022 03:06 PM MDT
As CBS News Sunday Morning reporter Ed O’Keefe walked across the entry bridge to the Washington D.C. Temple, he had a question for his tour guides.
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April 18, 2022 02:46 PM MDT
To prepare for their own temple open house, small groups of Latter-day Saints and their friends have visited the sacred sites of other faiths, hoping to learn and foster interreligious relationships.
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April 18, 2022 01:37 PM MDT
From removing each piece of stained glass from the spires to finding just the right marble to repair the exterior, the renovations to the Washington D.C. Temple have been truly extensive.
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April 13, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
More often than not, Latter-day Saint temples withstand the winds and quakes and storms of the earth, even when the surrounding structures and cities around them may fall.
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April 11, 2022 04:00 PM MDT
There is one event during Holy Week that can seem strange when compared to the other acts the Savior performed during His last days: the cleansing of the temple in Jerusalem.
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April 06, 2022 04:00 PM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson has said that new temples will bless countless lives on both sides of the veil.
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St. George is the first of several historic, pioneer-era temples to have its extensive renovations completed.
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March 29, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
There are currently 170 dedicated temples around the world, and those numbers are ever-growing.
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The First Presidency has released dates for the open house, youth devotional, and rededication later this year.
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March 22, 2022 09:58 AM MDT
Elder and Sister Soares, who both served missions in Rio as young adults, led many of the first media and dignitary tours of the new temple.
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Elder Hugo E. Martinez, president of the Africa West Area of the Church, broke ground for a new temple in this West African country.
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March 21, 2022 09:00 AM MDT
These books by Latter-day Saint authors can help you better understand temple ordinances and receive revelation.
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“Now that more people are immunized, we are pleased to announce that temples throughout the world will gradually return to more normal operations.”
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March 11, 2022 01:02 PM MST
“You, my sisters, if you are faithful will become Queens of Queens, and Priestesses unto the Most High God. These are your callings.” —Eliza R. Snow
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March 11, 2022 10:49 AM MST
For the lucky few who were able to watch the angel Moroni statue installation on the Layton Utah Temple, it was a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
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March 10, 2022 07:00 AM MST
Did you know the Hamilton New Zealand temple and an adjacent Church college were built almost entirely by volunteers?
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March 07, 2022 10:01 AM MST
In 1952, President McKay encouraged members to help with the cost of building the Los Angeles temple. That call was answered in part by a fashion designer and her “temple swimsuit.” Learn more about how local Relief Society sisters played a part in its creation.
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March 04, 2022 10:31 AM MST
The Church announced updates for four soon-to-be-built temples in the western United States—Ephraim Utah, Yorba Linda California, Burley Idaho, and Smithfield Utah.
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February 28, 2022 09:37 AM MST
Three new temple groundbreaking ceremonies have been announced—the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple, the Elko Nevada Temple, and the Grand Junction Colorado Temple.
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February 17, 2022 10:11 AM MST
Read the Provo Utah Temple dedicatory prayer written by President Joseph Fielding Smith and offered by President Harold B. Lee on February 9, 1972.
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February 16, 2022 12:29 PM MST
Earlier this month, the Provo Utah Temple celebrated its 50th anniversary. Take a look back through history with these 15 interesting facts about this beloved temple.
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By  Emily Abel
February 02, 2022 01:17 PM MST
Earning an Eagle Scout award was a formative event for many young men, and some have wondered what goal should take its place. The Young Men Presidency has a clear answer.
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January 31, 2022 10:38 AM MST
Three new temples will have their groundbreaking ceremonies in March and April 2022. Find out where:
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January 28, 2022 01:26 PM MST
To meet demand, the Washington D.C. Temple open house will be extended, and the rededication will now take place on August 14, 2022.
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January 25, 2022 11:52 AM MST
With too many temples to fit on the two previous maps, these six were created show the Church’s 265 temples worldwide.
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January 25, 2022 10:01 AM MST
The handbook update was made in December 2021, but Primary General President Camille N. Johnson and her counselors shared a video on social media last week explaining the update and the responsibilities of Primary presidencies.
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January 21, 2022 08:15 AM MST
"His way is ancient and rich with symbolism. We can learn much by pondering the reality for which each symbol stands."
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January 19, 2022 01:44 PM MST
Here are four discussion topics that will help any Latter-day Saint deepen their appreciation for the promises and practices of the temple.
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January 18, 2022 02:08 PM MST
Elder Gutierrez’s desire to serve is because of his love for the God he once didn’t believe in, and because he believes small invitations can change lives.
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“The well-being of Church members and the desire to be good citizens guide every decision regarding temples.”
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The First Presidency has released the dates for the open house and dedication of the Yigo Guam Temple.
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January 11, 2022 09:00 AM MST
When we take the time to understand the deep historic and religious significance behind it, the Hosanna Shout becomes less unusual and more sacred.
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President Dallin H. Oaks rededicated the Mesa Arizona Temple following extensive renovations on Sunday, December 12, 2021.
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New details are available for the Cape Town South Africa and the Queretaro Mexico Temples. See renderings of what these two temples will look like.
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The Hawaii Laie Mission will include the Laie Hawaii Temple Visitors’ Center, three young single adult stakes near BYU–Hawaii, and two stakes in the Laie area.
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November 30, 2021 10:30 AM MST
Here are some interesting facts about temples without angel Moroni statues and a look at the current renderings for new temples. 
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The Provo Utah Temple will be reconstructed when the Orem Utah Temple is complete. See the newest photo rendering of the reconstruction here:
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November 23, 2021 11:00 AM MST
The prophet himself has only dedicated two temples during his administration: the other 12 have been assigned to other Church leaders.
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November 19, 2021 04:21 PM MST
As part of the Church’s four-year Salt Lake Temple renovation project, the North Visitors’ Center has now been demolished.
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November 18, 2021 04:36 PM MST
With so many unofficial opinions and practices on the topic, we take a look at what the Church has actually said about wearing temple garments.
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November 15, 2021 01:58 PM MST
Tucked in the November issue of the Liahona were some exciting changes to temple recommends. Here is a closer look about how these important cards have changed over the years.
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