10:30 AM | 14 August 2022 Washington, D.C, USA

Washington D.C. Temple Rededication

The Washington D.C. Temple at dusk, July 2021.2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The renovated Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be rededicated on Sunday, August 14, 2022, in three sessions: at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. Based on current information, those who attend any of the three sessions of the rededication in the temple are required to wear a face mask. 

President Russell M. Nelson will dedicate the temple. The following leaders will also participate in the dedication: President Dallin H. Oaks and President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency; Elders Quentin L. Cook, D. Todd Christofferson and Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé; Elder Paul V. Johnson of the Presidency of the Seventy; Sister Amy A. Wright of the Primary General Presidency; and Elders W. Mark Bassett, Kevin R. Duncan, Allen D. Haynie and Vai Sikahema of the Seventy.

A public open house was held earlier this year.

The temple was closed in 2018 to renovate mechanical and electrical systems and refresh finishes and furnishing.

The originally scheduled rededication date in December 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In January, the First Presidency extended the dates of the open house and rescheduled the rededication date from June to August, due to historic demand to participate in the open house.

The temple, the Church’s 16th in operation, was announced in 1968 and was dedicated six years later by President Spencer W. Kimball.

The 160,000-square-foot temple sits on 52 acres and serves 123,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Washington, D.C.; Pennsylvania; Virginia; West Virginia; and Maryland. It is located in Kensington, Maryland, 10 miles north of the United States Capitol.

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