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



Rain Clouds Over the Star Valley Wyoming Temple

In late May, spring showers created a beautiful backdrop for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple where workers are busy inside the building hanging sheetrock, painting walls, and adding millwork. Outside, forms are in place for pouring the walkways that will circle the temple.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Temples in the News  |  Archived

Recent News Stories

Rear Panels in Place for Cedar City Utah Temple
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Laborers have finished setting panels on the rear side of the Cedar City Utah Temple, leaving just the front side and tower to be completed. The temple is the second in Southern Utah, joining the 139-year-old St. George Utah Temple.

Grounds Renovation Progressing at Dallas Texas Temple
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The majority of changes to the Dallas Texas Temple grounds are now completed. Beautiful garden areas flank either side of the temple entrance, featuring freshly planted trees, shrubs, and flowers. The concrete is in place for the monument sign, but it lacks the inscription stones.

Angel Moroni Saves Bountiful Utah Temple
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
During an intense thunderstorm on Sunday, May 22, the angel Moroni was struck atop the Bountiful Utah Temple, leaving gaping holes in the back and head. The statues are purposely designed as lightning rods to spare other parts of the building.

Free Reservations Available for Philadelphia Temple Open House
Monday, May 23, 2016
Members of the public wishing to tour the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple during its open house from August 10 through September 9 can now make their free reservations using the online reservation system.

Retaining Walls Going Up for Tucson Arizona Temple
Sunday, May 22, 2016
The retaining walls that will surround the Tucson Arizona Temple grounds are rising higher on their concrete footings, cinder block by cinder block. The structure will level the beautifully landscaped grounds that will encircle the temple.

Construction Trailers Moved
Saturday, May 21, 2016
The construction trailers at the Meridian Idaho Temple have been temporarily moved off site as work continues on the parking lot. The visitors' trailer has been temporarily closed.

A View of the Star Valley Wyoming Temple
Thursday, May 19, 2016
New photographs of the Star Valley Wyoming Temple show the temple as seen from the tower of the historic Afton Tabernacle, which has stood as the spiritual center of Star Valley for over 100 years. The temple open house begins in about four months.

First Stake Organized in the Czech Republic
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf returned to the country of his birth this past weekend to organize the first stake in the Czech Republic. The stake belongs to the Freiberg Germany Temple, which will be rededicated on September 4, 2016.

Art Glass Installed at Meridian Temple
Monday, May 16, 2016
The first stained-glass windows have been installed on the north side of the Meridian Idaho Temple. Curbing continues to be poured for the joint parking lot.

Uchtdorfs Visit the Paris France Temple
Sunday, May 15, 2016
During a recent visit to Paris and Brussels, President and Sister Uchtdorf toured the Paris France Temple, which is under construction. To have a temple in Paris, France, is a "matter of faith rewarded," said President Uchtdorf.

Bird's-Eye View of the Tucson Arizona Temple Dome
Friday, May 13, 2016
The beautiful symmetry of the Tucson Arizona Temple dome is captured in a recent drone photograph taken over the center of the building. Workers have erected scaffolding in preparation for roofing and installing the lantern that will crown the structure. Gold leafing is planned for key stones on the temple's exterior, which will coordinate with the angel Moroni.

Hartford Connecticut Temple Monument Sign
Thursday, May 12, 2016
The granite-faced monument sign at the Hartford Connecticut Temple is nearing completion. The name of the Church, the temple, and the address (2 Central Way) are all inscribed in stone. The temple opens to the public for three weeks in October.

Open House Reservations Available May 23
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Free tickets for the open house of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple will be made available through an online reservation system beginning Monday, May 23. The interior of the temple is complete, and furniture is being delivered. Work is progressing of the exterior plaza.

Steeple Framework Installed Atop Cedar City Utah Temple
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The Cedar City Utah Temple reached an important milestone today with the installation of the steel framework for the steeple. The tower more than doubles the height of the structure and will serve as the focal point of the building. The figure of the angel Moroni will stand atop the dome.

Landscaping Progress at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Monday, May 9, 2016
Decorative mulch is being added to the garden areas of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple grounds, which will be in pristine condition for the public open house scheduled for August 19 through September 10, 2016. The temple will be the second operating temple in the state.

Tucson Temple Dome Scaffolding
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Scaffolding has been added around the dome of the Tucson Arizona Temple in preparation for roofing. The handsome dome will have similarities to the famous brick dome that tops the Florence Cathedral.

A Temple in Center City, Philadelphia
Friday, May 6, 2016
The new sky-scraping Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple towers over I-676 near the Ben Franklin Parkway in Center City, Philadelphia. Inspired by Colonial architecture, the temple will open to the public from August 10 through September 9, 2016.

Concepción Chile Temple Growing Taller
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Forms are in place for the second story exterior walls of the Concepción Chile Temple, seen rising on the banks of the Biobío River. The design of the beautiful building appears to draw inspiration from the Concepción Cathedral, which was razed following an earthquake in 1939.

Parking Lot Lighting Installation at Meridian Temple
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
The latest webcam view of the Meridian Idaho Temple shows that lampposts are being installed atop the concrete cylinders that were poured weeks earlier in the parking lot area. The temple will offer plenty of parking spaces for patrons, which will also be shared with the stake center.

Cedar City Utah Temple: Gold at the End of the Rainbow
Monday, May 2, 2016
A combination of rain and the setting sun produced a beautiful photograph of the Cedar City Utah Temple on Sunday evening. The temple appears beneath a rainbow in golden tones. "But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold" (Job 23:10).

"For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas….Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. "
—Jonah 2:3–4

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