1983
Atlanta Temple Open House, Dedication Set
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“Atlanta Temple Open House, Dedication Set,” Ensign, May 1983, 88

Atlanta Temple Open House, Dedication Set

The First Presidency has announced that June 1 will be the dedication date for the Atlanta (Georgia) Temple. Now nearing completion in Sandy Springs, a suburban section of Atlanta, it will be the twenty-first temple to be dedicated by the Church.

An open house and tours for the public will be held for three weeks prior to the dedication, beginning Tuesday, May 3, and concluding Saturday, May 21, except Sundays. Following the open house and tours, the temple will be prepared for formal dedicatory services on Wednesday, June 1, at 1:00 P.M. A cornerstone-laying ceremony will precede the dedicatory services at 10:00 A.M. the same day.

Proceedings of the dedication will be repeated in ten subsequent sessions on June 1, 2, 3, and 4. This will allow as many as possible in the temple district to attend. The district includes Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, and parts of North Carolina and Louisiana. Some 145,000 members reside within district boundaries.

All sessions, conducted under the direction of the First Presidency, will be carried by closed-circuit television to overflow seating in a nearby meetinghouse. The First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve, First Quorum of the Seventy, and Presiding Bishopric will be represented at each session.

Tickets are required for all dedicatory sessions and will be reserved for Church members within the district. They will be available through ward bishops.

Atlanta Temple

A three-week open house will allow the public to tour temple rooms prior to the building’s dedication. (Photography by Michael McConkie.)

Celestial room of the Atlanta Temple

Celestial room of the Atlanta Temple is richly furnished, provides atmosphere of peace and meditation. (Photography by Eldon K. Linschoten.)

Sealing room

Sealing room is one of five sealing rooms in the 26,000-square-foot Temple. There are also four ordinance rooms, each seating 40 persons. The Atlanta Temple is one of the smaller new-generation temples to be built throughout the world. (Photography by Eldon K. Linschoten.)