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Alberta Stake President Edward J. Excavation work continues on the north side of the Salt Lake Temple prior to construction of new temple facilities in November 2020. [6], On October 7, 2018, Russell M. Nelson announced the intent to construct 12 more temples, putting the church's total number of temples operating, under construction, or announced above 200.[7]. [85], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States October 4, 2008September 18, 2016 by Henry B. Eyring[87]61,466 sq ft (5,710 m2) on a 1.6 acre (0.6 ha) siteAnnounced at the 178th Semiannual General Conference. Quick Links. [76], Bangkok, Thailand 5 April 201526 January 2019 by Robert C. GayAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson on 5 April 2015[117], Pocatello, Idaho, United States 2 April 201716 March 2019 by Wilford W. Andersen67,696 sq ft (6,289 m2) and 196.5 ft (60 m) high on a 12.77 acre (5.2 ha) siteAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson on April 2, 2017[118], Yigo, Guam 7 October 20184 May 2019 by Yoon Hwan ChoiAnnounced by Russell M. Nelson on October 7, 2018[119][120], Praia, Cabo Verde 7 October 20184 May 2019 by Paul V. JohnsonAnnounced by Russell M. Nelson on October 7, 2018[119][120], San Juan, Puerto Rico 7 October 20184 May 2019 by Walter F. GonzálezAnnounced by Russell M. Nelson on October 7, 2018[121][120], Quito, Ecuador 3 April 201611 May 2019 by Enrique R. FalabellaAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson on 3 April 2016[122], Lima, Peru 3 April 20168 June 2019 by Enrique R. FalabellaAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson on 3 April 2016[122], Belém, Brazil 3 April 201617 August 2019 by Marcos A. Aidukaitis[123]Announced by Thomas S. Monson on 3 April 2016[122], Saratoga Springs, Utah, United States 2 April 201719 October 2019 by Craig C. Christensen87,000 sq ft (8,100 m2)Announced by Thomas S. Monson on April 2, 2017[118], Puebla, Mexico 7 October 201830 November 2019 by Arnulfo ValenzuelaAnnounced by Russell M. Nelson on October 7, 2018[119][120], Glen Allen, Virginia, United States 1 April 201811 April 2020 by Randall K. BennettAnnounced by Russell M. Nelson on April 1, 2018[124], Layton, Utah, United States 1 April 201823 May 2020 by Craig C. Christensen87,000 sq ft (8,100 m2) on a 11.8 acre (4.8 ha) siteAnnounced by Russell M. Nelson on April 1, 2018[125], Muntinlupa, Philippines 2 April 20174 June 2020[126] by Evan A. Schmutz[127]Announced by Thomas S. Monson on 2 April 2017[118], Auckland, New Zealand 7 October 201813 June 2020 by Ian S. ArdernAnnounced by Russell M. Nelson on October 7, 2018[119][120], Yuba City, California, United States 7 October 201818 July 2020 by Paul H. WatkinsAnnounced by Russell M. Nelson on October 7, 2018[119][120], Orem, Utah 5 October 20195 September 2020 by Craig C. Christensen70,000 sq ft (6,500 m2) on a 16 acre (6.5 ha) siteAnnounced by Russell M. Nelson on October 5, 2019[128], San Pedro Sula, Honduras 7 April 20195 September 2020 by José Hernández[130]Announced by Russell M. Nelson on April 7, 2019[129], Brasilia, Brazil 2 April 201726 September 2020 by Adilson de Paula ParrellaAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson on 2 April 2017[118], Moses Lake, Washington, United States 7 April 201910 October 2020 by David L. StapletonAnnounced by Russell M. Nelson on April 7, 2019[129], Taylorsville, Utah 5 October 201931 October 2020 by Gerrit W. GongAnnounced by Russell M. Nelson on October 5, 2019[128], Salta, Argentina 1 April 20184 November 2020 by Benjamin De HoyosAnnounced by Russell M. Nelson on April 1, 2018[125]. Grant, Rededication: April 16, 1975 by Spencer W. Kimball, Dedication: September 11, 1955 by David O. McKay, Rededication: November 23, 1992 by Gordon B. Hinckley, Rededication: March 13, 1979 by Spencer W. Kimball, Dedication: April 6, 1893 by Wilford Woodruff, Dedication: September 23, 1945 by George Albert Smith, Dedication: March 11, 1956 by David O. McKay. During the Open House, the church conducts tours of the temple with missionaries and members from the local area serving as tour guides, and all rooms of the temple are open to the public. Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico 21 December 199528 April 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley16,498 sq ft (1,533 m2) on a 7.78 acre (3.1 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Alvaro Inigo, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil 3 April 199717 May 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley49,100 sq ft (4,560 m2) on a 6.18 acre (2.5 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by JCL Arquitetos Ltd., and Church A&E Services, Asunción, Paraguay 2 April 200019 May 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley3 November 2019 by D. Todd Christofferson10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 7 acre (2.8 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Eduardo Signorelli. Location:Announced:Groundbreaking: Notes: Abidjan, Ivory Coast 5 April 20158 November 2018 by Neil L. AndersenAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson on 5 April 2015[116]. [69], Córdoba, Argentina 4 October 200817 May 2015 by Dieter F. Uchtdorf34,369 sq ft (3,193 m2)Announced at the 178th Semiannual General Conference. [clarification needed] There are 168 dedicated temples (160 currently operating; and 8 previously dedicated, but closed for renovation), 35 under construction, and 28 announced (not yet under construction), for a total of 231. During Hinckley's service as president, the number of temples more than doubled from 47 to 124. In the 1980s, Spencer W. Kimball directed the church to build smaller temples with similar designs[3] allowing temples to be built where there were fewer members. This is where the keys to restore temple ordainances were received as well as many other important revelatioins pertaining to the Plan of Salvation. A public open house was held from October 10 to November 1, 2014. Note: Numbering of temples announced or under construction is tentative (which is indicated by placing the numbers in italics) and based upon the groundbreaking date, or the date of announcement if no groundbreaking has taken place. As a result, the first temples in South America (Brazil dedicated in 1978); Asia (Japan dedicated in 1980); and Mexico (Mexico City dedicated in 1983) were built and the number of temples doubled from 15 to 36. The cornerstones remain, covered in glass, as part of a memorial park at the site. [51] Ground was broken May 8, 2010 by Ronald A. Rasband during an invitation-only ceremony. Local Youth Conferences, Camps Encouraged in 2021 . The following is a list of temples that had been announced and in some stage of development, but whose construction is not actively being pursued at this time. [79] A public open house was held from Friday, 13 November 2015, through Saturday, 28 November 2015, excluding Sundays. Far West, Missouri, United States of America April 16, 1838Site Dedicated. Previously ground had been broken on 9 June 2007 by Spencer V. Jones,[58] excavation was halted because of opposition from Tegucigalpa city officials and citizens, who felt the temple would overshadow and block the view of the Catholic Our Lady of Suyapa Basilica on adjacent land. [53][54], Brigham City, Utah, United States October 3, 2009September 23, 2012 by Boyd K. Packer36,000 sq ft (3,300 m2) and 165 ft (50 m) high on a 3.14 acre (1.3 ha) siteAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson in General Conference, October 3, 2009.[56][57]. [77] The temple was dedicated on Sunday, August 23, 2015. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [31], Västerhaninge, Sweden 1 April 19812 July 1985 by Gordon B. Hinckley14,508 sq ft (1,348 m2) and 112 ft (34 m) high on a 4.47 acre (1.8 ha) siteModern adaptation of six-spire design - designed by John Sjostrom and Church A&E Services, Glenview, Illinois, United States April 1, 1981August 9, 1985 by Gordon B. HinckleyOctober 8, 1989 by Gordon B. Hinckley37,062 sq ft (3,443 m2) and 112 ft (34 m) high on a 13 acre (5.3 ha) siteModern adaptation of six-spire design - designed by Wight & Co and Church A&E ServicesRededication in 1989 was for the addition only, Johannesburg, South Africa 1 April 198124 August 1985 by Gordon B. Hinckley19,184 sq ft (1,782 m2) and 112 ft (34 m) highModern adaptation of six-spire design - designed by Church A&E Services and Halford & Halford, Seoul, South Korea 1 April 198114 December 1985 by Gordon B. Hinckley28,057 sq ft (2,607 m2) and 112 ft (34 m) high on a 1 acre (0.4 ha) siteModern adaptation of six-spire design - designed by Church A&E Services and Komerican Architects, Lima, Peru 1 April 198110 January 1986 by Gordon B. Hinckley9,600 sq ft (890 m2) and 112 ft (34 m) high on a 4.5 acre (1.8 ha) siteModern adaptation of six-spire design - designed by Jesse M. Harris, Ciudad Evita, Argentina 2 April 198017 January 1986 by Thomas S. Monson9 September 2012 by Henry B. Eyring17,687 sq ft (1,643 m2) and 112 ft (34 m) high on a 3.73 acre (1.5 ha) siteModern adaptation of six-spire design - designed by Ramon Paez and Church A&E Services, Centennial, Colorado, United States March 31, 1982October 24, 1986 by Ezra Taft Benson27,006 sq ft (2,509 m2) and 90 ft (27 m) high on a 7.56 acre (3.1 ha) siteModern, single-spire design - designed by Church A&E Services and Bobby R. Thomas, Friedrichsdorf, Germany 1 April 198128 August 1987 by Ezra Taft Benson20 October 2019 by Dieter F. Uchtdorf24,170 sq ft (2,245 m2) and 82 ft (25 m) high on a 5.2 acre (2.1 ha) siteModern, detached single-spire design - designed by Church A&E Services and Borchers-Metzner-Kramer, Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States April 7, 1984August 19, 1989 by Gordon B. Hinckley80,500 sq ft (7,480 m2) and 181 ft (55 m) high on a 7.3 acre (3 ha) siteModern, six-spire design - designed by Leland A. The groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday came 32 months after President Russell M. Nelson announced the Bengaluru India Temple, surprising those watching the church’s April 2018 general conference. Madrid, Spain 4 April 199319 March 1999 by Gordon B. Hinckley45,800 sq ft (4,250 m2) on a 3.5 acre (1.4 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Arquitechior Langdon, SA. The Bogotá Colombia, Mexico City Mexico and Montreal Quebec Temples will pause their operations. [38][39][40] First temple in British Columbia and 6th in Canada. [97], Catalina Foothills, Arizona, United States October 6, 2012August 13, 2017 by Dieter F. Uchtdorf[101]38,216 sq ft (3,550 m2) on a 7.4 acre (3 ha) siteAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson on October 6, 2012[98][99][100], Unincorporated Ada County, Idaho, United States April 2, 2011November 19, 2017 by Dieter F. Uchtdorf65,960 sq ft (6,128 m2) on a 12.21 acre (4.9 ha) siteAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson on April 2, 2011[102], Cedar City, Utah, United States April 6, 2013December 10, 2017 by Henry B. Eyring39,802 sq ft (3,698 m2) and 260.5 ft (79 m) high on a 8.51 acre (3.4 ha) siteAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson on April 6, 2013[103], Concepción, Chile 3 October 200928 October 2018 by Russell M. Nelson23,000 sq ft (2,100 m2) and 124 ft (38 m) highAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson in General Conference, 3 October 2009. Cochabamba, Bolivia 13 January 199530 April 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley33,300 sq ft (3,090 m2) on a 6.51 acre (2.6 ha) siteClassic modern, single-tower design reflecting the Bolivian culture - designed by BSW and Church A&E Services, Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, Mexico 8 July 199820 May 2000 by Thomas S. Monson10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 2.96 acre (1.2 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Alvaro Inigo and Church A&E Services, Franklin, Tennessee, United States November 9, 1994May 21, 2000 by James E. Faust10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 6.86 acre (2.8 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Robert Waldrip and Church A&E Services, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico 30 October 199821 May 2000 by Thomas S. Monson10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 1.36 acre (0.6 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Alvaro Inigo and Church A&E Services, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada 6 August 19984 June 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley22 November 2015 by Henry B. Eyring[34]10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 2.4 acre (1 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Andrij Serbyn, Fichten Soiferman and Church A&E Services, San José, Costa Rica 17 March 19994 June 2000 by James E. Faust10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 1.93 acre (0.8 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Álvaro Íñigo and Church A&E Services, Fukuoka, Japan May 7, 1998June 11, 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 0.5 acre (0.2 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Kanji Moriya and Church A&E Services, Marden, South Australia 17 March 199915 June 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 6.94 acre (2.8 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Simon Drew, Knox, Victoria, Australia October 30, 1998June 16, 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 5.98 acre (2.4 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Warwick Tempany and Church A&E Services, Suva, Fiji 7 May 199818 June 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley21 February 2016[35] by Henry B. Eyring10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 4.7 acre (1.9 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Conway Beg, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico 25 September 19988 July 2000 by Thomas S. Monson10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 1.53 acre (0.6 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Alvaro Inigo and Church A&E Services, Boca del Río, Veracruz, Mexico 14 April 19999 July 2000 by Thomas S. Monson10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 3.39 acre (1.4 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Alvaro Inigo and Church A&E Services. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its unique design was replicated on a larger scale with the Nauvoo Temple and in subsequent temples built by the LDS Church. [138] A temple has never been built at this location because the temple's site, as designated by Joseph Smith, is occupied by a Latter Day Saint movement denomination known as the Church of Christ (Temple Lot). [92] Originally a temple in Hartford was announced in the early 90s; however, in 1995 efforts towards construction were abandoned and it was announced that 2 temples would be built instead: the Boston Massachusetts Temple and the White Plains New York Temple. Location:Announced:Dedicated: Size:Style: Notes: Kirtland, Ohio, United States December 27, 1832March 27, 1836 by Joseph Smith15,000 sq ft (1,400 m2)Federal Georgian and New England ColonialOwned and operated by Community of Christ, Nauvoo, Illinois, US August 1840May 1, 1846 by Orson Hyde54,000 sq ft (5,000 m2)Greek revival - designed by William WeeksSome sources claim a private dedication on April 30, 1846 by Brigham Young. The city is already home to the St. George Temple, the first completed Latter-day Saint temple in Utah, which was dedicated in 1877. Johannesburg, South Africa is the closest LDS temple to Lusaka. Michael T. Ringwood and Koichi Aoyagi of the Seventy were also present. While both the church and the temple serve as place of worship for the LDS followers, a temple takes precedence over the church with its overall purpose. The temple is planned to be three stories and about 70,000 square feet in size. However, the Nauvoo Temple served important functions in its short time as hundreds of Saints received their endowments before heading west. The Frankfurt Germany Temple. [76] Ground was broken to commence construction on 18 August 2012. Mexico just became the first country in Latin America to have a YSA ward Lindsey Williams - Mexico is home to nearly 1.4 million members of the Church and there are 13 temples in the country. The Church invited prominent Latter-day Saint architects to submit plans for the temple and selected the entry of Harold Burton and Hyrum Pope. Now, it also has a young single adult (YSA) ward. Now, it also has a young single adult (YSA) ward. LDS Men. The dedicatory services were marked by divine manifestations comparable to those attending the offering of the first temple … [45][46] [80], Provo, Utah, United States October 1, 2011March 20, 2016 by Dallin H. Oaks85,084 sq ft (7,905 m2) and 150 ft (46 m) highAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson on October 1, 2011[81][82][83] LDS spokesperson reported that it will be called the Provo City Center Temple. Grant, Rededication: November 20, 2010 by Thomas S. Monson, Dedication: October 23, 1927 by Heber J. Jun 28, 2015 - Temple...first temple I ever went in to do baptisms for the dead.. . [62] The temple was formally dedicated on March 2, 2014. Software Company Hernández, whose full name is José Bernardo Hernandez Orellana, is an area seventy of the Church. [65] It was determined the temple would not require a large assembly room, as other temples had, thereby simplifying its architectural scheme. Since the first Mormon temple was dedicated in 1836, 124 temples have been built, though the first two, the Kirtland Temple and the Nauvoo Temple were lost as the Mormons fled persecution. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced changes to the sacred temple endowment ceremony today, acknowledging “a concern for all and a desire to enhance the temple learning experience.”. The Kirtland Temple is not currently owned by the LDS Church. [59], Gilbert, Arizona, United States April 26, 2008March 2, 2014 by Henry B. Eyring & Thomas S. Monson83,000 sq ft (7,700 m2) and 195 ft (59 m) high on a 21 acre (8.5 ha) siteNeoclassical center spireAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson on April 26, 2008, to be built on the southeast corner of Pecos and Greenfield Roads. After negotiations failed to resolve the issue, the church announced on Wednesday, 28 January 2009, that out of respect for the city officials and citizens, the church would relocate the temple. Central, Arizona, United States April 26, 2008May 23, 2010 by Thomas S. Monson18,561 sq ft (1,724 m2) and 100 ft (30 m) high on a 17 acre (6.9 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Gregory B. LambrightAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson on April 26, 2008. [4] Independence, Missouri, United States of America April 1829Site Dedicated August 1, 1831 when cornerstones laid by Joseph Smith. First visit. Location:Announced:Dedicated: Size:Style: Los Angeles, California, United States March 6, 1937March 11, 1956 by David O. McKay190,614 sq ft (17,709 m2) and 257 ft (78 m) high on a 13 acre (5.3 ha) siteModern, single-tower design - designed by Edward O. Anderson, Hamilton, New Zealand 17 February 195520 April 1958 by David O. McKay44,212 sq ft (4,107 m2) and 157 ft (48 m) high on a 86 acre (35 ha) siteModern contemporary, single spire - designed by Edward O. Anderson, Newchapel, Surrey, England, United Kingdom 17 February 19557 September 1958 by David O. McKay18 October 1992 by Gordon B. Hinckley42,775 sq ft (3,974 m2) and 190 ft (58 m) high on a 32 acre (12.9 ha) siteModern contemporary, single spire - designed by Edward O. Anderson, Oakland, California, US May 26, 1962November 17, 1964 by David O. McKay16 June 2019 by Dallin H. Oaks95,000 sq ft (8,800 m2) and 170 ft (52 m) high on a 18.3 acre (7.4 ha) siteModern, five-spire design with Oriental motif - designed by Harold W. Burton, Ogden, Utah, United States August 24, 1967January 18, 1972 by Joseph Fielding SmithSeptember 21, 2014 by Thomas S. Monson115,000 sq ft (10,700 m2) and 180 ft (55 m) high on a 18.3 acre (7.4 ha) siteModern, single-tower design - designed by Emil B. FetzerThe temple was closed for 3 1/2 years to undergo renovations that significantly modified the look of the building. Check out our first lds temples selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our shops. Upon completion, temples are usually open to the public for a short period of time (an "Open House"). The temple is then dedicated as a "House of the Lord," after which only members twelve years of age and older[1] who hold a current and valid temple recommend are permitted entrance; temples are not churches but are places of worship. [76], Arequipa, Peru 6 October 201215 December 2019 by Ulisses Soares26,969 sq ft (2,506 m2) on a 7.91 acre (3.2 ha) siteAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson on 6 October 2012[110][111][112], Umhlanga, South Africa 1 October 201116 February 2020 by Ronald A. Rasband19,860 sq ft (1,845 m2) and 97.4 ft (30 m) high on a 14.49 acre (5.9 ha) siteAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson on 1 October 2011[90][91]. Lubbock, Texas, United States April 2, 2000April 21, 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley16,498 sq ft (1,533 m2) on a 2.7 acre (1.1 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Tisdel Minckler and Associates. Within temples, members of the church make covenants, receive instructions, and perform sacred ordinances, such as: baptism for the dead, washing and anointing (or "initiatory" ordinances), the "endowment," and eternal marriage sealings. The Billings Montana Temple Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Location:Announced:Dedicated:Rededicated: Size:Style: Notes: St. George, Utah, US January 31, 1871April 6, 1877 by Daniel H. WellsNovember 11, 1975 by Spencer W. Kimball110,000 sq ft (10,000 m2) and 175 ft (53 m) high on a 6 acre (2.4 ha) siteCastellated Gothic - designed by Truman O. AngellA private dedication was held on January 1, 1877 by Erastus Snow. Never built because of 1838 Mormon War. Russia Temple: 1 April 2018: First Presidency: 208: Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple: 7 October 2018: First Presidency: 209: Salvador Brazil Temple: 7 October 2018: First Presidency: 210: Lagos Nigeria Temple: 7 October 2018: First Presidency: 211: Tooele Valley Utah Temple: 7 April 2019: First Presidency: 212: Pago Pago American Samoa Temple: 7 April 2019: First Presidency: 213: Neiafu Tonga Temple: 7 April 2019: First … The most recent temple dedicated was the Durban South Africa Temple… [105], Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 October 201114 April 2019 by Dale G. Renlund12,000 sq ft (1,100 m2)Announced by Thomas S. Monson on 1 October 2011[106], Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil 3 October 20092 June 2019 by Ulisses Soares[108]36,000 sq ft (3,300 m2)Announced by Thomas S. Monson in General Conference, 3 October 2009. Design was to be similar to Kirtland Temple. Site dedicated and temple announced by Joseph Smith, Jr. on April 26, 1838. The … [28] The temple was rededicated on Sunday, September 13, 2015.[29]. Thus, temples were built in Europe (namely, Switzerland dedicated in 1955 and England dedicated in 1958); the Pacific Islands (namely, New Zealand dedicated in 1958); and Washington, D.C. (dedicated in 1974, the first American temple East of Utah since Nauvoo in 1846). Here at LDSminds, we simply want to provide you with a resource that will motivate, educate, and inspire you to Do More, Be Better, and Become Greater. A new Nauvoo Illinois Temple was dedicated in 2002 on the site of the original temple. The Kirtland Temple was the first temple of the Latter Day Saint movement and the only temple completed in Smith's lifetime. Lubbock Texas Temple Lubbock, Texas, United States 21 April 2002. L Tom Perry. In 2021’s first temples-reopening announcement, seven South American temples will return to performing all living ordinances, while four in England and South Africa will be paused. Ordinances are a vital part of the theology of the church, which teaches that they were practiced by the Lord's covenant people in all dispensations. The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following message on Monday, July 20, 2020, about changes to the temple endowment ceremony: The sacred teachings, promises, and ceremonies of the temple are of ancient origin, and point God’s children to Him as they make further covenants and learn more about His plan, including the role of the Savior … Temples are considered by church members to be the most sacred structures on earth. Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo, Hinckley announced the use of smaller standardized temples in 1997 (, Images of the different designs may be found. Salt Lake City, Utah, United States July 28, 1847April 6, 1893 by Wilford Woodruff253,015 sq ft (23,506 m2) and 222 ft (68 m) high on a 10 acre (4 ha) siteGothic, 6-spire - designed by Truman O. AngellThe Salt Lake temple was dedicated in 31 sessions held between April 6 and 24, 1893. [43], Kyiv, Ukraine 20 July 199829 August 2010 by Thomas S. Monson[44]10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 137.8 ft (42 m) high on a 12.35 acre (5 ha) site, San Salvador, El Salvador 7 November 200721 August 2011 by Henry B. Eyring20,990 sq ft (1,950 m2) on a 6.5 acre (2.6 ha) siteAnnounced in a letter dated 7 November 2007 from the First Presidency to priesthood leaders. [56][57], Puerto Colombia, Colombia 1 October 20119 December 2018[104] by Dallin H. Oaks24,000 sq ft (2,200 m2) and 107 ft (33 m) highAnnounced by Thomas S. Monson on 1 October 2011[90][91], Rome, Italy 4 October 200810 March 2019 by Russell M. Nelson40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2) on a 14.8 acre (6 ha) siteAnnounced at the 178th Semiannual General Conference. The plat for the City of Zion (Independence, Missouri) originally called for 24 temples at the center of the city. Salt Lake Temple: 28 July 1847: 6 April 1893: 45 years 8 months 9 days: Statistics. The Kirtland Temple is a National Historic Landmark in Kirtland, Ohio, United States, on the eastern edge of the Cleveland metropolitan area. [66] The temple was formally dedicated on May 4, 2014. Nauvoo, Illinois, United States April 4, 1999June 27, 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley54,000 sq ft (5,000 m2) and 162 ft (49 m) high on a 3.3 acre (1.3 ha) siteGreek revival - designed by FFKR Architecture[36] based on design by William WeeksBuilt on the site of the Nauvoo Temple and dedicated on the 158th anniversary of the death of Joseph Smith, the exterior is an almost exact reconstruction of the original temple. [27] The temple was again closed in early 2014 for renovations. A young stake president and experienced cardiac surgeon, he met with other world-class doctors and shared information. All were dedicated at a time when membership in the region alone might not have justified the effort. However, the interior has 4 progressive ordinance rooms with murals like those in the early Utah temples leading to the celestial room and 6 sealing rooms. New Podcast Explores Context, Events of the Restoration of the Priesthood. The design mixes the Federal, Greek Revival, and … [93][94], Le Chesnay, France 15 July 201121 May 2017 by Henry B. Eyring44,175 sq ft (4,104 m2)Thomas S. Monson confirmed on 15 July 2011 that the church "hope[d] to build [a] temple in France" near Paris,[95] and on 1 October 2011 announced that the plans were "moving forward. Construction began this week on a historic first temple in India for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Zoetermeer, Netherlands 16 August 19998 September 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley10,500 sq ft (980 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 2.7 acre (1.1 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Albert van Eerde, Kangaroo Point, Queensland, Australia July 20, 1998June 15, 2003 by Gordon B. Hinckley10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 0.86 acre (0.3 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Phillips, Smith, Conwell, Redlands, California, United States April 21, 2001September 14, 2003 by Gordon B. Hinckley17,300 sq ft (1,610 m2) on a 4.6 acre (1.9 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Lloyd Platt & Associates with Higginson & Cartozian, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana 16 February 199811 January 2004 by Gordon B. Hinckley17,500 sq ft (1,630 m2) on a 6 acre (2.4 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by ARUP, Frederiksberg, Denmark 17 March 199923 May 2004 by Gordon B. Hinckley25,000 sq ft (2,300 m2) on a 1 acre (0.4 ha) siteNeo-classical, detached single-spire design - designed by Arcito, New York City, United States August 7, 200213 June 2004 by Gordon B. Hinckley20,630 sq ft (1,917 m2) on a 0.3 acre (0.1 ha) site, San Antonio, Texas, United States June 24, 2001May 22, 2005 by Gordon B. Hinckley16,800 sq ft (1,560 m2) and 115 ft (35 m) high on a 5.5 acre (2.2 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Rehler, Vaughn & Koone, Aba, Nigeria 2 April 20007 August 2005 by Gordon B. Hinckley11,500 sq ft (1,070 m2)Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by Adeniyi Coker Consultants Limited, Newport Beach, California, United States April 21, 2001August 28, 2005 by Gordon B. Hinckley17,800 sq ft (1,650 m2) and 90 ft (27 m) high on a 8.8 acre (3.6 ha) siteSouthern California traditional design - designed by Lloyd Platt and Allen Erekson, Rancho Cordova, California, United States April 21, 2001September 3, 2006 by Gordon B. Hinckley19,500 sq ft (1,810 m2) and 131 ft (40 m) high on a 46 acre (18.6 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Joseph Marty Architect, Brian Everett and Maury Maher, Espoo, Finland 2 April 200022 October 2006 by Gordon B. Hinckley23,000 sq ft (2,100 m2) and 139 ft (42 m) high on a 7.4 acre (3 ha) siteClassic elegance, single-spire design - designed by Evata Architects, Rexburg, Idaho, United States December 20, 2003February 10, 2008 by Thomas S. Monson57,504 sq ft (5,342 m2) and 169 ft (52 m) high on a 10 acre (4 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire - designed by Architectural Nexus; Bob PetroffFirst temple dedicated by Thomas S. Monson as President of the Church, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil 23 August 20021 June 2008 by Thomas S. Monson27,850 sq ft (2,587 m2) and 125 ft (38 m) high on a 8.15 acre (3.3 ha) siteClassic modern, single-spire design - designed by Jeronimo da Cunha Lima and GSBSTemple dedicated on 1 June 2008 following an open house from 10 May to 24 May 2008.[37].

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