Temples

The square footage of the temple will increase from 11,930 to approximately 30,000.
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January 20, 2023 06:00 AM MST
More than 50 temples around the world are currently under construction or renovation. Check out the progress made over the last two weeks and which temples are nearing completion:
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December 25, 2022 09:00 AM MST
We saw plenty of changes in 2022! A new “For the Strength of Youth” pamphlet, new Primary and Relief Society General Presidencies, and an entire African nation dedicated for missionary work to name a few!
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December 22, 2022 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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December 20, 2022 01:53 PM MST
Updates include locations for three new temples in North and South America, and renderings for four new temples in Asia and the United States.
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December 18, 2022 07:00 AM MST
2022 had the most temple announcements ever made in a single year—two in Africa, one in the Pacific, four in Asia, six in Mexico, thirteen in the United States, seven in South America, and two in Europe.
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The Lone Mountain Nevada Temple will be a a three-story temple of approximately 87,000 square feet. This will be the city’s second temple.
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December 06, 2022 10:00 AM MST
Here’s a complete and up-to-date list of the 129 temples that are under construction, under renovation, awaiting dedication, or announced.
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New temples in Brazil, New Zealand, Taiwan, and Bolivia now have construction sites announced. Find out where.
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By  Emily Abel
December 02, 2022 10:00 AM MST
Enjoy this collection of beautiful photos of temples blanketed in snow.
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President Thomas S. Monson announced the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple in April 2017, and construction began in October 2019.
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The First Presidency has released dates for the open houses and dedications of two houses of the Lord in the United States: the Columbus Ohio Temple and the Richmond Virginia Temple.
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In a devotional on Sunday, November 13, 2022, President Nelson shared his ABCs of personal preparation for worship in a temple.
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November 05, 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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November 04, 2022 10:03 AM MDT
As we earnestly seek revelation through repetition and learning by the Spirit, we will find that we can draw closer to the Lord than ever before.
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November 01, 2022 12:10 PM MDT
Last month the Church saw a temple rededication plus several open houses, groundbreakings, and location announcements.
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October 26, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
Here’s a look at motifs from Brazil to Japan in Latter-day Saint temples to help you gain a deeper appreciation for the thought that goes into designing each one.
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October 19, 2022 10:55 AM MDT
“I was sad; the house was so beautiful, and I wanted it so badly. I was also confused. After a few days of pondering, I realized what I was missing.”
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October 17, 2022 11:52 AM MDT
After nearly nine months of being closed because of armed conflict in Eastern Europe, the Kyiv Ukraine Temple has reopened on a limited basis.
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The new temples in Singapore and Modesto, California, now have future construction sites.
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October 04, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
President Russell M. Nelson has said that new temples will bless countless lives on both sides of the veil.
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President Nelson has now announced 118 new temples since he became President of the Church in 2018.
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September 28, 2022 01:42 PM MDT
Meet Anurat Kaeocha, one of the newest members of the Church in Thailand and project manager for the Bangkok Thailand Temple.
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September 28, 2022 09:42 AM MDT
Take a look back at the last six months of news, projects, and messages from Church leaders since last general conference.
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September 21, 2022 01:38 PM MDT
The temple endowment is a sacred, special experience. But what does it symbolize and is it okay if you don't understand it all?
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The Church has just announced details for two new temples including their locations and sizes.
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September 16, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
Each temple has stories about its unique construction plans and opposition faced along the way. Accompanying these stories are miracles that manifest the Lord's own way of making sure everything pieces together for His holy temples. Here are six inspiring examples.
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September 14, 2022 10:27 AM MDT
The ATF has released interior photos of the Orem Temple fire amid mounting incidents of vandalism at Church buildings.
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September 10, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
On a Tuesday morning before the world outside turned upside down, it was quiet and peaceful in the Washington D.C. Temple.
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September 07, 2022 06:00 AM MDT
“Faithful Saints flew in from Puerto Rico and bussed in from Haiti. My husband and I watched in awe as people patiently waited outside because there wasn’t enough room inside to accommodate everyone.”
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September 06, 2022 02:45 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has requested the ATF’s help in investigating the fire’s cause.
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August 31, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
The month of August saw alone saw two groundbreakings, a rededication, a new open house, and the announcement of a temple expansion project.
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August 30, 2022 10:48 AM MDT
The square footage of the temple will increase from 9,500 to approximately 12,000.
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August 26, 2022 02:05 PM MDT
The pattern, the purpose, the power, and the potential. These are 4 Ps that have guided one Latter-day Saint man's church and temple attendance.
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August 22, 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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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the names of two yet-to-be-built houses of the Lord.
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August 16, 2022 09:09 AM MDT
Senator Mitt Romney and Fox News host Bret Baier sat in front of the Washington D.C. Temple and discussed just what makes the temple so important to Latter-day Saints.
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The house of the Lord in Washington, DC, was formally rededicated on Sunday, August 14, 2022.
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August 09, 2022 11:02 AM MDT
To celebrate Canada’s Church membership milestone, a virtual choir of 183 diverse young voices from across the country created a special new music video.
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August 05, 2022 08:16 AM MDT
More than four years the Washington D.C. Temple closed for renovation, President Russell M. Nelson will rededicate it on August 14.
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July 26, 2022 02:52 PM MDT
Fire crews used special precautions to minimize water damage after a fire broke out at the temple overnight.
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July 25, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
A worldwide Church broadcast for children, their parents, and Primary leaders will be available beginning on Saturday, July 30, at 10 a.m. mountain standard time.
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July 23, 2022 12:00 PM MDT
Earlier this month, the “greater Guatemala City temple” was given its official name. But what other temples around the world don't follow traditional naming conventions?
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Fun
June 29, 2022 03:58 PM MDT
From video games to music videos, these images of temples certainly seem random but fun!
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June 29, 2022 01:10 PM MDT
Here's a recap of the important happenings at temples in Smithfield, Utah; Burley, Idaho; Yorba Linda, California; Praia, Cabo Verde; and Hong Kong, China for the month of June.
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June 28, 2022 08:23 AM MDT
Around the world today, the Church has 47 new temples under construction. Find the latest updates on upcoming groundbreakings and dedications below.
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157 of the Church’s 173 operating temples are now in Phase 4, meaning they no longer have capacity restrictions or mask requirements.
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June 27, 2022 10:17 AM 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. Check out these stylish, smartly designed temple bags perfect for a sweetheart, friend, or even yourself!
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By  Emily Abel
June 17, 2022 04:09 PM MDT
I hope these eight points help you see that while you reverently prepare to enter, you can also feel thrilled at this opportunity. Welcome to my pep rally for the temple.
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June 15, 2022 01:52 PM MDT
On June 14, the Church’s Philippines Facebook page shared photos of an angel Moroni statue being hoisted atop the Urdanteta Philippines Temple.
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