In the weeks since the doors opened for the newly remodeled Washington D.C. Temple, more than 100,000 visitors have been able to attend the public open house. But for those unable to attend in person due to scheduling or traveling constraints, 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.
Elder Gary E. Stevenson, his wife Lesa, and Elder Dale G. Renlund and his wife Ruth, provide narration and context for the sights and rooms seen on the virtual tour and define common temple terms like “ordinances,” “celestial room,” “sealing,” and “endowment.” Viewers can clearly see the temple grounds, the bride’s room, the baptistry, the celestial room, sealing rooms, ordinance rooms, beautiful marble altars, and the new ethnically diverse artwork now on display throughout the temple.
“Jesus Christ is the central focus of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and our temples,” Sister Stevenson says in the video. “We regard the temple as ‘the house of the Lord.’ As you enter the temple, you will notice the beautiful paintings and other artwork that turn our hearts and thoughts towards Christ and His gospel.”
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The last time the Church made a video tour like this was in 2019 during the Rome Italy Temple open house.
You can read more about the new virtual tour video on Church Newsroom here.