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.

As part of the rededication festivities, a youth devotional is scheduled for the evening prior to rededication, on Saturday, August 13. The rededication will be broadcast to Latter-day Saint meetinghouses within the Washington D.C. Temple district. A youth devotional will not be held in conjunction with the rededication.

A public open house opens April 28.

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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