Kirtland Temple
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Construction began on the Kirtland temple almost two centuries ago.

06/03/23 | 1 min read
And we continue to build temples today!

On June 1, 1833, Joseph Smith received an important revelation. The Lord told him to build a temple in Kirtland, Ohio! It was the first temple constructed with priesthood authority in these latter days.1

We keep building temples in the Church today. In the most recent general conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced that new temples will be built in the locations below.2

  • Retalhuleu, Guatemala
  • Iquitos, Peru
  • Teresina, Brazil
  • Natal, Brazil
  • Tuguegarao City, Philippines
  • Iloilo, Philippines
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • San Jose, California
  • Bakersfield, California
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Winchester, Virginia
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The Saints in the times of Joseph Smith didn’t have much money, and building the Kirtland temple was a significant financial sacrifice. Why do you think building temples continues to be such a priority?

Map Them Out

Find all of the new temple locations on a map. Isn’t it amazing to realize that our Church family extends all around the world?!

1. See Doctrine and Covenants 95.
2. See “The Answer Is Always Jesus Christ,” Apr. 2023 general conference.