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Washington D.C. Temple to be rededicated by President Nelson on Aug. 14

Aug 3, 2022, 9:00 PM
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A fountain flows near The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Washington D.C. Temple in Kensington, Maryland, on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. The Washington D.C. Temple was rededicated on Sunday. Additionally, the church also announced names of two new temples to be built in the near future. Photo credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday the recently renovated Washington D.C. Temple will be rededicated on Sunday, Aug. 14.

There will be three sessions of the rededication – 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Church President Russell M. Nelson will rededicate the temple. President Dallin H. Oaks and President Henry B. Eyring, both counselors to President Nelson in the First Presidency, will also participate in the dedication.

Additionally, Elders Quentin L. Cook, D. Todd Christofferson and Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will also attend and participate in the dedication.

The temple closed in 2018 to repair electrical and mechanical systems as well as refresh finishes and furnishing. 

According to a news release, the temple was originally set to be rededicated in December 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, it was postponed.

Due to a large interest in the open house, the church extended the open house dates, which was held earlier this year. To meet demands, the church also rescheduled the rededication from June to August.

The Washington D.C. Temple was first announced in 1968. It was dedicated six years later by then President Spencer W. Kimball. 

The temple is located 10 miles north of the United States Capitol in Kensington, Maryland. 

Bonneville International Corporation, the company that owns KSL NewsRadio, is a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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