Nauvoo Temple Dedication to Be Broadcast
May 2002

“Nauvoo Temple Dedication to Be Broadcast,” Ensign, May 2002, 109

Nauvoo Temple Dedication to Be Broadcast

The First Presidency has announced that dedication services for the Nauvoo Illinois Temple will be broadcast to stake centers worldwide via satellite. Church members aged eight and older should see their bishop or branch president for a recommend to attend their local broadcast. The first service will be broadcast live on Thursday, 27 June at 6:00 P.M. central daylight time (CDT) and rebroadcast at 8:00 P.M. CDT. The concluding service will also be broadcast live worldwide on Sunday, 30 June at 5:00 P.M. CDT.

For those time zones that will receive the broadcast at inconvenient hours, rebroadcasts will be scheduled for a convenient hour on Friday, 28 June, or Sunday, 30 June.

The date of the first dedicatory service, 27 June, is the anniversary of the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith, almost to the hour. It was shortly after 5:00 P.M. on 27 June 1844 when the Prophet and his brother Hyrum were martyred in nearby Carthage.

The open house for the Nauvoo temple is scheduled from 18 May through 22 June (except Sundays). Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend. For more information, visit the Church Web site at www.lds.org.


Today’s Nauvoo Illinois Temple. (Photo by Welden C. Andersen.)