Church Discontinues Temple Cornerstone Ceremonies

Church Discontinues Temple Cornerstone Ceremonies

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement: Construction techniques have advanced to the point that cornerstones are no longer included in large buildings. Therefore, temple cornerstone ceremonies will no...
Can I Attend the Temple Without a Scheduled Appointment?

Can I Attend the Temple Without a Scheduled Appointment?

The Church encourages members to schedule temple appointments as well as cancel appointments that you cannot keep. You are still welcome to attend the temple without an appointment, but you may have to wait for an available opening or you could participate in another...
Adjustment to Temple Scheduling

Adjustment to Temple Scheduling

As temples around the world continue to return to full operation, Church leaders have announced another step forward in helping members participate in regular worship in temples. Soon, Latter-day Saints who would like to attend the temple to perform proxy ordinances...
Watch Virtual Tour of Historic Washington D.C. Temple

Watch Virtual Tour of Historic Washington D.C. Temple

100,000 visitors have visited the public open house of the historic Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since it opened its doors to the public on April 18, 2022. Now, the Church offers a special virtual tour of the temple. The...
New System for Issuing Temple Recommends

New System for Issuing Temple Recommends

Beginning October 25, 2021, leaders in selected stakes will issue temple recommends—except recommends for living ordinances—using Leader and Clerk Resources (LCR) to print the recommends. Priesthood leaders may apply a digital signature to these recommends, or they...
Temple Cafeterias to Close in Early 2022

Temple Cafeterias to Close in Early 2022

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that it will permanently close the cafeterias inside its temples in early 2022 to simplify temple operations. The cafeterias are currently closed due to the pandemic and will not reopen. Patrons attending...
Can I Attend the Temple Without a Scheduled Appointment?

How to Schedule Appointments at Latter-Day Saint Temples

Half of the temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have now reopened for proxy ordinance work. This article explains how to schedule appointments to do proxy work. How to Schedule Temple Appointments for Proxy Work In the main navigation on...
Can I Attend the Temple Without a Scheduled Appointment?

Checklist for Returning to the Temple

LDS Living has published an article “Returning to the temple: A physical and spiritual checklist” with some good reminders of things to do to be ready to return to the temple. Read the full article for an explanation of each of the following points: Check...
New System for Issuing Temple Recommends

FamilySearch Now Lists Your Completed Temple Ordinances

FamilySearch now provides a list of completed ordinances to make it easy to keep track of the temple ordinances you perform for your ancestors. The completed ordinances list shows the most recent 3,000 items of temple ordinances that you reserved and completed in the...
Senior Service Missionaries Can Serve in Temples

Senior Service Missionaries Can Serve in Temples

Senior service missionaries may now be assigned to serve in temples in the United States and Canada when temples move to phase 4 operations. They may serve in the administrative office, youth center, cafeteria, clothing, laundry, custodial, facilities maintenance,...

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