Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple Open House, Cultural Celebration, and Dedication Dates Announced

  • Open House February 9–March 2, 2013; Dedication March 17
February 9–March 2, 2013 (Dedication March 17)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Rendering by Valentiner Crane Brunjes Onyon.

Article Highlights

  • Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple Open House: February 9–March 2, 2013
  • Cultural Celebration: March 16, 2013
  • Dedication: March 17, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., noon, and 3:00 p.m. local time

The First Presidency announced on November 30, 2012, that the Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple will be dedicated on Sunday, March 17, 2013, following a cultural celebration and three-week open house.

The open house, which is free and open to the public, will run from Saturday, February 9, through Saturday, March 2, 2013, excluding Sundays.

The cultural celebration will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2013, and will be followed by three dedicatory sessions at 9:00 a.m., noon, and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. The celebration and dedicatory sessions will be broadcast to all Church units in Honduras and Nicaragua. Members ages eight and older who have been issued a dedication ticket may view the dedicatory sessions.

The temple will open to all Church members for ordinance work on Tuesday, March 19. Honduran members have traditionally traveled several hours to the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple.

The Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple will be the first temple built in the country. It was first announced by the First Presidency in a June 9, 2006, letter, and ground was broken on the current site on September 12, 2009.