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



Star Valley Open House Tours Continue Through October 8

Mountains, hayfields, and wagon rides help paint a picture of the idyllic mountain setting where volunteers are warmly welcoming guests to the open house of the Star Valley Wyoming Temple. The public is invited to tour the temple through October 8, except for October 1 and 2.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Temples in the News  |  Archived

Recent News Stories

Hartford Connecticut Temple Opens to the Public
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Beginning this Friday, September 30, and continuing through Saturday, October 22, 2016, the public is invited to tour the newly completed Hartford Connecticut Temple, located in Farmington. Access the news release for interior photographs.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Architectural Details
Monday, September 26, 2016
A supplemental virtual tour produced for the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple explores the inspiration behind the architectural details of this exquisite building, which pays homage to both American and Church history. The temple was recently dedicated on September 18.

Sunsets at the Cedar City Utah Temple
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Breathtaking sunsets have been the backdrop for the most recent photograph submissions of the Cedar City Utah Temple. Approximately 30,000 people call this high desert community home, which was settled by Mormon Pioneers in 1851.

Special Fast of Thanksgiving for the Rome Italy Temple
Friday, September 23, 2016
With construction proceeding steadily and stably at the Rome Italy Temple, members have been invited to participate in a special fast of thanksgiving this Sunday. During a July visit, President Uchtdorf said: "The temple will not be ready this year, but WE need to be ready for the temple this year."

Tucson Parking Lot Progress
Thursday, September 22, 2016
A recent aerial photograph of the Tucson Arizona Temple shows that more sections of the parking lot have been poured.

Excavation Underway for Durban South Africa Temple
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Construction at the Durban South Africa Temple site is making strides as excavation continues for the foundations of the temple and missionary housing building and work has started on the parking lot. Terraforming is nearing completion with hydroseeding planned for the coming days.

Star Valley Wyoming Temple Opens for Tours on Friday
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The public is invited to tour the Star Valley Wyoming Temple at an open house beginning Friday, September 23 and continuing through Saturday, October 8, 2016, excluding Sundays. Preview the temple interior by taking a virtual tour.

Window Repairs Underway at the Draper Utah Temple
Monday, September 19, 2016
Scaffolding can be seen around the tower of the Draper Utah Temple as subcontractors address condensation issues that have developed with the art glass windows. The temple is currently open on Fridays and Saturdays only, leaving the remainder of the week for repair work.

President Henry B. Eyring Dedicates the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
Sunday, September 18, 2016
"It's a wonderful moment in the dedication of this temple," said President Henry B. Eyring at the cornerstone ceremony for the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple. "There is a stone prepared for us now to seal…it's symbolic of the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Chief Cornerstone of the Church." The beautiful 61,000-square-foot temple, located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, will serve more than 40,000 Church members.

Meridian Temple Landscaping
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Trees and bushes are appearing at the Meridian Idaho Temple grounds as landscaping progresses at the stake center adjacent to the temple.

Site Clearing Underway for Lisbon Portugal Temple
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Construction at the Lisbon Portugal Temple site began in earnest this week—nine months after the groundbreaking ceremony was held. The new temple and stake center will be constructed on a former parking lot and game field.

Angel Moroni Flies Over Cedar City Utah Temple
Friday, September 16, 2016
The heralding figure of the angel Moroni took its place atop the tower of the Cedar City Utah Temple yesterday afternoon around 1:00 p.m. to a crowd of eager spectators who had begun to gather early that morning, even though no official announcement had been made beforehand.

Preparing for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple Open House
Thursday, September 15, 2016
White tents are going up on the grounds of the Star Valley Wyoming Temple as preparations are made for welcoming guests to the public open house from Friday, September 23, through Saturday, October 8, 2016. Wyoming's first temple will be dedicated on Sunday, October 30.

Steeple Cap Added to the Top of the Cedar City Utah Temple
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The distinctive steeple of the Cedar City Utah Temple has been shingled and now capped in beautiful zinc, adding a few more inches to the height of the building. Members are looking forward with anticipation to the addition of the angel Moroni statue atop the steeple, which is expected shortly. The gold-leafed angel is a traditional feature of Latter-day Saint temples and a symbol of the restoration of The Church of Jesus Christ.

Parking Lot Resurfacing at the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Work is wrapping up on resurfacing the north-side parking lot at the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple. The temple has been closed for renovation for the past 18 months and is expected to be rededicated early next year. The building will reopen to the public for tours for the first time in 71 years.

Filming for the Star Valley Temple Cultural Celebration
Sunday, September 11, 2016
On Saturday evening, over 700 Primary children dressed in white and bearing candles gathered at the Star Valley Wyoming Temple grounds to film a sequence for the youth cultural celebration that will be held the evening before the dedication at Star Valley High School.

Last Day to Tour the Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Guests of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple have their last chance to tour the building today. Every detail of this House of the Lord honors God and speaks to its holy purpose, where exalting ordinances are administered and marriages are united for eternity.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Open House Concludes
Friday, September 9, 2016
Today is the final day of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple open house. The temple will be closed over the next week as it is cleaned and prepared for dedication on Sunday, September 18. A youth cultural celebration will be held the evening prior at the Liacouras Center.

Johannesburg Temple Reopens after Monthlong Closure
Thursday, September 8, 2016
The Johannesburg South Africa Temple was closed during the month of August for minor renovations that included new wall coverings, draperies, plumbing, and showers. Patron housing received new cupboards, bathrooms, laundry, and additional showers.

Landscaping Entrance at Paris France Temple
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Landscaping at the Paris France Temple has progressed to the front of the building where sidewalks are being poured and flowers are filling the planter boxes. Lamp posts are being installed at the entrance and art glass around the entry door.

Time-Lapse Video of Tucson Arizona Temple
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Watch the past year's construction of the Tucson Arizona Temple condensed into just two minutes. This striking time-lapse presentation takes the temple from bare earth to beautiful edifice, all from the aerial perspective of drone photography.

President Uchtdorf Rededicates the Freiberg Germany Temple
Monday, September 5, 2016
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, rededicated the Freiberg Germany Temple yesterday in the country of his boyhood.

Parking Lot Poured at Tucson Arizona Temple
Saturday, September 3, 2016
A new drone photograph gives a sweeping view of the Tucson Arizona Temple site, located in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Large sections of the parking lot have been poured, and fixtures have been installed on the roof to light the dome.

Three Weeks to Public Open House in Star Valley
Friday, September 2, 2016
The next temple to open its doors to the public will be the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, located in the cozy community of Afton. With the sod now laid, the landscaping is complete, and the temple is receiving its final touches on the interior. Make a reservation to tour the temple.

Jordan River Utah Temple Stained Glass
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Renovation continues on the Church's 20th operating temple in South Jordan. Workers are focused on restoration of the stained glass. The nearby Draper Utah Temple begins its partial closure today as condensation issues are addressed.

"Clearly, when we baptize, our eyes should gaze beyond the baptismal font to the holy temple. The great garner into which the sheaves should be gathered is the holy temple."
—Neal A. Maxwell

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