Temple update: 7 new temples announced, update on 182 current temples

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced seven new temples to be constructed around the world in the coming years. In 188th Annual General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson shared locations for seven new temples: Salta, Argentina; Bengaluru, India; Managua, Nicaragua; Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Layton, Utah; Richmond, Virginia; and a major city yet to be announced in Russia. […]

Two LDS temples make Architectural Digest’s list of most beautiful places of worship

Architectural Digest recognized two LDS temples on its list, “The Most Beautiful Place of Worship in Each State.” Choosing one religious structure in each state to highlight, Architectural Design selected two of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ temples: Salt Lake Temple and Hartford Connecticut Temple. The Salt Lake Temple resides at the center of Temple […]

No new temples announced at LDS general conference, update on 182 current temples

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints currently has 157 operating temples with 12 under construction, 13 previously announced and 11 announced to undergo extensive renovation. While the LDS Church typically announces new temples during general conference, no new temples were announced during the 187th Semiannual General Conference. In April General Conference, President Monson […]

LDS Church announces Jordan River Utah Temple open house and rededication dates

The First Presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the open house and rededication dates for the Jordan River Utah Temple on Thursday morning. Starting on Saturday, March 17, the temple will open its doors for the open house. The open house will run through Saturday, April 28, 2018, except for March […]

First Presidency announces three LDS temples in US to undergo renovations

Three LDS temples in the United States are closing for renovations, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints announced Tuesday. The Mesa Arizona Temple, the Raleigh North Carolina Temple and the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple will each close next year for needed improvements. The Mesa temple will start its renovation in May of […]

Temple timeline: President Monson announces 5 new temples; progress report on 182 worldwide temples

President Monson announced five new temples in the Sunday morning session of general conference: Brasília, Brazil; Greater Manila, Philippines; Nairobi, Kenya; Pocatello, Idaho; and Saratoga Springs, Utah. The announcement comes after a milestone year with the dedication of the 150th temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Provo City Center Temple. The LDS Church has […]

LDS Church releases update on temples under constructions

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released updates on 11 temples currently under construction on Tuesday afternoon. Three of the temples are in the United States while only one of the temples is located in Utah. There are currently 155 operating temples around the world. Recently, the Church announced the groundbreaking for the Rio […]

Temple timeline: A look at LDS temple progress since April general conference

It probably makes the list for one of the most anticipated moments of general conference — the announcement of new temples. President Thomas S. Monson announced new temples in five of the last 10 sessions of general conference, including the announcement earlier this year of four new temples in Harare, Zimbabwe; Quito, Ecuador; Belém, Brazil; […]

8 architectural photos and facts of the Provo City Center Temple

Photos by Alisha Gallagher The Provo City Center Temple has a long history — at least for Utah County. When the Provo Tabernacle burned down in Dec. 2010, Utah County mourned the loss of its historical building. Then in the October 2011  general conference LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson announced that the Provo Tabernacle would […]

LDS Church announces Provo City Center Temple Open House dates

Two days after the Payson Utah Temple dedication the LDS Church has announced open house dates for another Utah County temple. The Provo City Center Temple will hold an open house from Friday, January 15 and will go through Saturday, March 5, 2016. It will run every day except for the Sundays. Prior to the dedication, a […]

LDS Church announces Payson Temple dedication

The Payson Temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be dedicated on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Prior to the temple dedication, the Payson Temple will be open to the public for free from Friday, April 24, through Saturday, May 23, 2015. It will be open every day except for Sundays. Also, the […]

LDS Church begins using new temple video

It’s been one year since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released its first new temple film in 20 years. Six months later, a second new film was added and this past Tuesday a third was introduced. The newest film began showing in 30 of the 143 operating temples, a church spokesman confirmed with Deseret News. While the […]

5 misconceptions about LDS tithing

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a global faith that receives funds and other donations from a variety of donors. The Church uses these charitable donations to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, to care for the poor, and to strengthen members’ faith and commitment to Jesus Christ. But the details of exactly […]

Angel Moroni placed atop Provo City Center Temple

PROVO — Construction crews placed the Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple today at 2:30 p.m. while large crowds witnessed the historic occasion. The placement of the statue is an important symbolic step toward the completion of the temple, which was announced Oct. 1, 2011. The Provo Tabernacle was gutted in a […]

How to visit every LDS temple in the continental U.S. in 79 days

We live in an age of unprecedented temple building. In just the last 15 years, the number of temples has increased from 53 to 141, with 15 more under construction and 14 announced. But have you ever wondered what it would take to visit just the temples in the continental United States? How long would […]

How to prepare family names for the temple in 5 easy steps

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are finishers. Mormons are a fully invested bunch, serving full–time missions, paying a full tithe and striving for the full and abundant life. But there’s one aspect of gospel living many Church members are doing only halfway. “Temple and family history work is one work divided into two […]

LDS Church adds another new temple video

The LDS Church is rolling out another temple video just six months after releasing a new temple instruction video in July 2013. “An additional temple film is now in use,”  said Cody Craynor, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “As with previous films, this second instructional presentation is rotated with the film […]