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Photograph of African Saints standing in front of the Mormon temple in Aba, Nigeria



Musical Events Open to Public at Los Angeles Temple Visitors' Center

The Los Angeles Temple Visitors' Center offers beautiful light displays and free public events throughout the Christmas season. Upcoming events include the Palos Verdes Regional Symphony Orchestra, tonight at 7:00 p.m., and the Picture a Christmas concert held at 7:00 p.m. on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Temples in the News  |  Archived

Recent News Stories

Christmas Lights at Hamilton New Zealand Temple
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
All are invited to the Hamilton New Zealand Temple Visitors' Centre to celebrate the coming of Christmas. Lights are on from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each night from December 13–31. Choirs will perform Tuesday through Saturday nights.

Renovation Announced for the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The First Presidency has announced that the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple will close for renovation beginning Monday, March 16, 2015. The temple is expected to reopen in October 2016. Members in the temple district are encouraged to attend the Rexburg Idaho Temple during the closure.

Freiberg Germany Temple Slated for Second Renovation
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The Freiberg Germany Temple is scheduled to close on February 9, 2015, for a 15-month renovation. The temple was previously rededicated in 2002 after renovation. During the closure, the Frankfurt Germany Temple will accommodate patrons from the Freiberg Germany Temple District.

Geofoam Blocks Fill South Lot at Provo Temple
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
A throng of geofoam blocks have taken residence on the south lot of the Provo City Center Temple, which will support a surface-level parking lot. On the north side, beautification plans for Center Street have started with the removal of planters and sidewalks.

A Rome Mission Tradition: Photographs at the Temple
Monday, December 15, 2014
New arrivals to the Italy Rome Mission begin their Italian missionary experience with photographs at the beautiful Rome Italy Temple, as many do not return to Rome until their missions conclude. Scaffolding has surrounded the temple towers for approximately a year.

New Landmark Rising in Fort Collins, Colorado
Monday, December 15, 2014
Seen from nearby Fossil Creek Reservoir, the stately Fort Collins Colorado Temple is quickly becoming a new Fort Collins landmark. The beautiful city, home to Colorado State University, enjoys a majestic setting at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills along the Colorado Front Range.

Snow Returns to Sapporo Japan Temple Site
Monday, December 15, 2014
Faithful photographers continue to document construction of the Sapporo Japan Temple, despite the deterrent of winter weather. The roof for the mission office has recently been installed, and laborers can be heard working inside the temple.

Windows Installed, Landscaping Progressing at Tijuana Mexico Temple
Sunday, December 14, 2014
The bright colors and bold patterns embraced in Mexican culture are carried into the recently installed stained glass windows at the Tijuana Mexico Temple. The pristine grounds that surround the building present a beautiful juxtaposition of natural desert foliage and vibrant green grass. Construction advances steadily on the Spanish Colonial edifice, which is expected to be completed late next year.

Opening Dates Announced for the Payson Utah Temple
Friday, December 12, 2014
The First Presidency has announced that a free public open house for the Payson Utah Temple will be held from Friday, April 24, through Saturday, May 23, 2015, excluding Sundays. The temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, June 7.

Dedication Date Announced for the Córdoba Argentina Temple
Friday, December 12, 2014
The Córdoba Argentina Temple will open to the public for a free open house beginning Friday, April 17, and continuing through Saturday, May 2, 2015. A cultural celebration will be held Saturday, May 16, and the temple will be dedicated Sunday, May 17, in three sessions.

Enclosed Entrance Framed for Montreal Quebec Temple
Thursday, December 11, 2014
As part of the renovation of the Montreal Quebec Temple, the former canopy has been replaced with an enclosed entrance, and the granite cladding has been replaced with temporary boards to enclose the structure until the building's new shape is framed and the exterior is refaced.

Continued Progress in Indianapolis
Thursday, December 11, 2014
A protective plastic dome covers the east fountain of the Indianapolis Indiana Temple as cold weather keeps most construction activities indoors.

Trujillo Temple Gardens
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Landscaping efforts continue at the Trujillo Peru Temple where more flowers and palm trees have been added to the garden areas.

Posts Installed on North Side of Provo City Center Temple
Monday, December 8, 2014
A series of white posts have appeared on the northern side of the Provo City Center Temple grounds, which surround the large concrete planter. Window installers continue to fill window openings with art glass.

Fort Collins Colorado Temple Construction Advances
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Mild winter weather has been a boon to construction efforts at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple where work continues on enclosing the structure. A series of photographs taken yesterday shows the areas still awaiting the installation of precast concrete panels.

Payson Utah Temple All Aglow
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Exquisitely illuminated in the crisp December air, the Payson Utah Temple glowed white and bright last night. Utah's fifteenth temple will serve the growing LDS population from Spanish Fork on the the north to Delta on the south.

Sapporo Japan Temple Retaining Wall
Monday, December 1, 2014
The large retaining wall along the perimeter of the Sapporo Japan Temple site is being faced with a light-colored stone. Work on the temple proper is shielded from view by a tenting material that surrounds the building.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Art Glass
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Placid hues of blue and green found in the newly installed art glass windows at the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple accentuate the cool granite cladding along the ground level. Across the way, a neutral-colored brick is being laid against the exterior of the services building.

Visitors' Trailer Opens at the Meridian Idaho Temple Construction Site
Saturday, November 29, 2014
The missionary couple overseeing the construction of the Meridian Idaho Temple has received approval to open their on-site trailer to visitors of the construction site. A young man's Eagle Project will eventually produce a viewing stand next to the trailer. There is not too much that can be seen at the moment, as work is still progressing on the temple foundation and underground utilities.

Severe Hail Storm Damages Brisbane Australia Temple
Friday, November 28, 2014
The Brisbane Australia Temple was among the hundreds of properties damaged by the worst hail storm Brisbane has seen in 30 years. Golf ball-sized hailstones and larger shattered several triple-glazed windows and caused minor flooding in the dressing rooms, baptistry, and annex.

More Stained Glass Appears at the Provo City Center Temple
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Window installers are paying meticulous attention to detail as stunning panes of triple-glazed art glass fill the pointed-arch window openings of the Provo City Center Temple. The abstract floral pattern and regal color palette stay true to the early American interpretation of Victorian design. Concrete forms have been removed from the south-side circular planter.

Córdoba Temple Grounds
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Beautiful green grass and bollard lights have been added to the grounds of the Córdoba Argentina Temple, joining the plentiful trees and shrubs.

"Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse."
—Malachi 4:5–6

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