Temples

October 19, 2021 10:41 AM MDT
The Church has released the exterior rendering for a new temple to be built in the western United States. This will be the state's second temple.
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This week’s temple reopening update includes another temple moving to Phase 2-B. Learn more:
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October 15, 2021 01:53 PM MDT
Here’s what local residents, celebrities, and Latter-day Saints are saying about the newly-remodeled temple.
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By  LDS Living
October 15, 2021 07:57 AM MDT
Nearly 50 temples across the globe are under construction or renovation. See photos of the most recent updates here:
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October 12, 2021 01:53 PM MDT
94 years after it was first dedicated and more than three years of renovation work, the Mesa Arizona Temple is reopening to the public.
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By  Emily Abel
October 12, 2021 10:36 AM MDT
If you don't now love the temple or have fears about going back, this temple matron has advice on what do, and her thoughts come from personal experience.
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October 11, 2021 11:53 AM MDT
With the number of new temples booming, the ratio of temples to Church members will soon be the smallest since the 19th century, meaning more members worldwide have access to temple blessings.
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October 08, 2021 02:57 PM MDT
Here are just a few elated reactions from members of the Church local or native to the areas receiving new temples in their metaphorical backyards.
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October 08, 2021 10:50 AM MDT
Currently, the closest temples for the Latter-day Saints in Manitoba are at least a province away in Regina, Saskatchewan, or Bismarck, North Dakota.
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October 03, 2021 04:03 PM MDT
In the Sunday afternoon session of general conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced 13 new temples, bringing the total number of temples announced, under construction, or operating to 265. Read more about his announcement here.
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September 29, 2021 04:30 PM MDT
The Church has put the finishing touches on a new mixed-use community near the Mesa Arizona Temple. The project, called The Grove, is meant to revitalize the community and local economy in downtown Mesa.
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September 20, 2021 07:00 AM MDT
Of all the places 12-year-old Karin slept when the sun slipped beneath the horizon at night, the Oakland California Temple grounds were her favorite.
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By  LDS Living
September 17, 2021 11:25 AM MDT
Exterior renderings have been released for four new temples in the western United States. These temples were announced in April 2021 general conference by President Russell M. Nelson.
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September 13, 2021 04:18 PM MDT
Even a worldwide pandemic didn't stop the construction of temples.
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September 06, 2021 01:00 PM MDT
No matter how often you make it to the temple, it’s nice to have a special bag designated just for your temple clothing. Whether your temple bag is getting a little worn out or you’ve never had one, there are plenty of options! Fine craftsmanship and quality details make these bags stylish and functional choices. These bags are perfectly arranged to accommodate temple clothing and even have a little room to spare.
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July 02, 2021 08:00 PM MDT
Among the 20 new temples announced by President Russell M. Nelson in the April 2021 general conference, three locations are in Europe: Oslo, Norway; Brussels, Belgium; and Vienna, Austria.
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Editor's note: This press release was originally published in April 2021 and has been updated to include the groundbreaking date for the temple.
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June 03, 2021 12:00 PM 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. And when you wear a temple dress you feel comfortable in, you’ll be able to more fully concentrate on the sacred ordinances you’re performing. There are more options now than ever so we’ve pulled together some of our favorites.
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May 04, 2021 08:45 PM MDT
As I’ve thought about the announcement of a new temple in Ephraim and a revision to the Manti temple renovation plans, my mind keeps reflecting on a truth echoed by Church leaders at the press conference: the decision was an answer to prayer.
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May 03, 2021 08:27 PM MDT
Just one month ago, President Russell M. Nelson shared 20 new temples would be built in locations around the world. And on Saturday, May 1, President Nelson broke his tradition of announcing temples during general conference with the announcement of a temple in Ephraim, Utah.
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By  Emily Abel
April 15, 2021 04:35 PM MDT
The angel Moroni statue stands firm and triumphant on top of many temples. As a symbol of the Restoration, the statue has been a source of inspiration for Latter-day Saints around the world. In this special video, watch the angel Moroni on its way up to the top of the Richmond Virginia Temple, which is currently under construction.
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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that the Tallahassee Florida Temple groundbreaking will be held in June 2021.
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April 06, 2021 08:07 PM MDT
During the Sunday afternoon session of general conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced 20 temples to be built in locations around the world. President Nelson said we are building now for the future.
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March 31, 2021 12:59 PM MDT
Editor's note: This article was updated on April 5, 2021, to include the 20 temples announced in April 2021 general conference.
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By  LDS Living
March 30, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
As temples around the world continue to reopen in a cautious, careful way, we are anxiously awaiting the day when we can return to the Lord's holy house. In preparation, we've rounded up our favorite items to accompany you on your next temple trip as well as a few resources to better understand sacred temple covenants.
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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced groundbreakings for the Syracuse Utah Temple and the Deseret Peak Utah Temple.
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February 22, 2021 09:52 PM MST
In a new video released by Church News, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke about the current challenges of temple worship and temple construction as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, despite the fact that dedicated temples around the world spent the better part of the year closed or in various stages of reopening, Elder Bednar emphasized that the construction of temples continues to move forward.
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By  LDS Living
February 16, 2021 03:59 PM MST
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a rendering of the Syracuse Utah Temple.
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February 16, 2021 01:00 PM MST
This excerpt is adapted from Reaching for the Savior available now for preorder at DeseretBook.com.
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February 10, 2021 05:58 PM MST
It’s 9:30 p.m. and I’m leaving my house. It feels so strange that the neighbor’s kids are likely already asleep. I don’t think I’ve left to go anywhere after children’s bedtimes since before the pandemic began.
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February 08, 2021 07:47 PM MST
A January 29, 2021 notice from the Temple Department to local leaders in the United States and Canada shared a new opportunity for senior service missionaries—serving in their assigned temple where they live.
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After considering current circumstances and opportunities, an alternate site for the temple has been selected. Previously known as the Tooele Valley Utah Temple, the new temple will be renamed the Deseret Peak Utah Temple.
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By  Emily Abel
January 12, 2021 07:26 PM MST
Choosing when to receive the endowment is an important and personal decision in the lives of Latter-day Saints. A new addition to the Church’s General Handbook offers guidance for members—and their church leaders—on making this decision.
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December 26, 2020 12:00 PM MST
What word would you use in relation to temples in the year 2020? There are a few possible words that might come to mind.
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By  LDS Living
December 07, 2020 03:11 PM MST
On Monday, December 7, the Church announced that some temples would soon begin Phase 3. Included in the announcement were three videos from Elders Dale G. Renlund, David A. Bednar, and Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The videos shared powerful teachings about loving one’s neighbor, the blessings of temple worship, and adapting to pandemic circumstances. President Russell M. Nelson also posted about the announcement on Facebook promising miracles to those who make sacrifices and worship in His temples.
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November 19, 2020 11:11 AM MST
Editor's note: "Scenes from Saints" is a series of articles highlighting interesting facts from the second volume of Saints. This is the third article in the series.Part one shares facts about the building of the St. George, Logan, and Salt Lake temples,and part two shares facts about early missionary work. Articles will be posted weekly during November and December 2020. You can purchase both volumes ofSaintsthrough Deseret Bookor read and listen to the volumes on the Gospel Library app under the “Restoration and Church History” section.
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November 11, 2020 11:55 AM MST
Editor's note: This article appears in the November/December 2020 issue of LDS Living magazine.
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November 10, 2020 07:37 PM MST
While the pandemic has prevented many Latter-day Saints from attending the temple, it hasn’t kept temple work from moving forward. In the past month alone, five groundbreaking ceremonies have been held. Whether local saints are anticipating the second temple in their city—as with the Red Cliffs Utah Temple—or the third temple in their nation—as with the Salta Argentina Temple—each groundbreaking has been meaningful and unique. Here’s a look at some of the highlights from each one.
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Editor's note: Newsroom released the following update on the St. George Temple renovation in recognition of one year of progress. Read a summary and watch the video below, or find more pictures on Newsroom.
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November 05, 2020 11:19 AM MST
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles, “Scenes from Saints,” a series highlighting interesting facts from Saints volume 2. Articles will be posted weekly during November and December 2020. You can purchase both volumes of Saints through Deseret Bookor read and listen to the volumes on the Gospel Library app under the “Restoration and Church History” section.
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November 03, 2020 02:15 PM MST
As the Taylorsville Utah Temple groundbreaking began on Halloween morning, the sun was just rising, warming the backs of the handful of attendees. It was a beautiful, crisp October day, complete with blue skies and a few Canada geese flying overhead. People who lived nearby perched on backyard shed roofs to view the proceedings or watched through the chain link fences from a distance as the freeway traffic roared by on one end of the field.
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October 07, 2020 05:35 PM MDT
Moments before the 190th Semiannual General Conference concluded, President Russell M. Nelson announced six new temples that will be built in Tarawa, Kiribati; Port Vila, Vanuatu; Lindon, Utah; Greater Guatemala City, Guatemala; São Paulo East, Brazil; and Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
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By  LDS Living
October 04, 2020 07:52 PM MDT
In the final session of general conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced six new temples in the following locations:
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October 02, 2020 02:03 PM MDT
Amid announcements of a new proclamation, a Church symbol, and eight new temples, one announcement during April 2020 general conference may have flown under the radar.
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People passing through Main Street Plaza on Temple Square can now look through the construction project fence windows and see some 170 years into the past.
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September 23, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of LDS Living magazine.
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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the dates of groundbreaking ceremonies for the Cobán Guatemala Temple and the Okinawa Japan Temple.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released an exterior rendering showing the planned design for the Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple.
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September 09, 2020 09:02 PM MDT
Speaking in the October 2019 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson said, “The temple is where you will receive your highest spiritual treasures.” In this same address, President Nelson announced plans to construct the Orem Utah Temple, in addition to seven other temples. For the first time, the new temple announcement was made in the women’s session.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released an exterior rendering showing the planned design for the Davao Philippines Temple.
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September 03, 2020 12:44 PM MDT
In an article in the September Ensign, Sister Aburto testifies of the power of healing found in the temple and shares how that power provided healing in her own life.
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The article below was first published April 30, 2020. On September 1, 2020, the Church announced that, because of concern for the effects of COVID-19, the open house, youth devotional, and dedication of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple are postponed until large public gatherings are deemed safe.
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August 31, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Editor’s note: The following sections are excerpted from 175 Temple Symbols and Their Meanings by Donald W. Parry and show how women’s involvement of temple work dates back to ancient Israel and how women continue to be more and more involved in temple work as the years go by.
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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced groundbreakings for the Bentonville Arkansas Temple and the McAllen Texas Temple. Renderings of the temples have also been released.
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It is a common practice among many people of faith to pray for loved ones when they face illness, afflictions or other challenges. In many faith traditions, this includes praying collectively for those with specific needs. The scriptures record multiple examples when Jesus Christ prayed in groups and admonished those present to also pray.
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August 21, 2020 08:11 PM MDT
Former Primary General President Rosemary Wixom was a recent guest on the Latter-day Saint Women podcast. In the episode titled “Discovering the Power of Temple Covenants,” Sister Wixom shared insight into what she learned while serving as the Salt Lake Temple matron before it closed for renovation.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released exterior renderings showing the planned design for two Pacific-area temples—Neiafu Tonga and Pago Pago American Samoa.
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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced groundbreakings for the Taylorsville Utah Temple and the Red Cliffs Utah Temple.
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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the groundbreaking date for the Brasília Brazil Temple.
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August 07, 2020 02:32 PM MDT
Every Monday morning, I eagerly check Newsroom to see what temples will reopen in the coming week. I feel joy for my fellow Saints around the world as the sealing power is once again available in their country in the first phase of reopening. I marvel as I picture missionaries preparing to serve during a pandemic who have the opportunity to receive their endowment before their departure through temples in the second phase of reopening.
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