Washington D.C. Temple Rededication—Postponed

  • December 13, 2020
Date
December 13, 2020

The Washington D.C. Temple. The rededication of the renovated temple will be December 13, 2020.

The rededication of the renovated Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, originally scheduled for December 13, 2020, has been postponed indefinitely because of concern for the effects of COVID-19. 

The open house and rededication will be rescheduled when large public gatherings are deemed safe. As part of the rededication festivities, a youth devotional is scheduled for the evening prior to rededication. The rededication and youth devotional will be broadcast to Latter-day Saint meetinghouses within the Washington D.C. Temple district.

The temple was closed in 2018 to renovate mechanical and electrical systems and refresh finishes and furnishing.

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 10 miles north of the United States Capitol.

The Washington D.C. Temple is photographed on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Photo by Sarah Jane Weaver, Deseret News.

A rendering of the celestial room of the Washington D.C. Temple.

A rendering of the baptistry of the Washington D.C. Temple.

A rendering of the priesthood room of the Washington D.C. Temple.

A rendering of a sealing room of the Washington D.C. Temple.

A rendering of an instruction room of the Washington D.C. Temple.

A rendering of the bridge pathway of the Washington D.C. Temple.

A rendering of the entry and recommend desk of the Washington D.C. Temple.

A model of the Washington D.C. Temple is featured in the visitors’ center. Photo by Sarah Jane Weaver, Deseret News.

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