LDS Church announces 2022 open house, rededication dates for Washington, D.C. Temple

Washington, DC from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Photo: 2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

WASHINGTON, DC, July 20, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The open house, youth devotion, and rededication of the Washington DC Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, originally scheduled for last year but postponed due to COVID-19, is now scheduled for 2022.

The news was announced Tuesday in a letter from the First Presidency and shared at a media event at the Temple Visitor Center in Washington DC.

The letter, addressed to selected male leaders in the Church, states that the public open house will take place April 28 through June 4, 2022, excluding May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 (all Sundays).

To this end, there is a media day on April 18 and invited guests will be welcomed from April 19 to 27 next year. There will be a youth devotional on June 18.

The temple will be rededicated on Sunday, June 19 during sessions at 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM

See the full letter at the bottom of this file.

“This is a great opportunity for us to open the doors of the Temple for our friends, members of the Washington, DC, community, people, and partners of all faiths and backgrounds to join us and share the beauty and peace. that is the temple of the Lord,” Aaron Sherinian, media director for the temple’s open house committee, said in a prepared statement.

“I hope that people will come to the temple and realize that although we have been apart in the past year, the temple reminds us that we are all connected, we are all together because we are all children of God,” added Sherinian ready.

First opened in 1974, the temple closed in March 2018 for major renovations. Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and lighting systems throughout the 160,000-square-foot building have been upgraded, among other work done to refurbish and renovate the temple.

During the press conference, Maryland’s Secretary of State, John C. Wobensmith, presented a special citation on behalf of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, acknowledging the opportunity for “people from all over the world to view this beautiful and sacred monument” during the upcoming open house.

Dan Holt, project manager for the Washington DC Temple renovation project, said the temple’s interior retains the same mid-century motif with an added “21st-century flair” to make it “more maintainable, modern and truly relevant.” make for today”.

“We hope that both the design of the building and the materials and equipment we put into it will last another 50 to 100 years — and do so efficiently and effectively,” added Holt.

“We waited for the temple to be rebuilt and rededicated. We’re excited to be a part of this community and be a part of this great opportunity to share with our neighbors,” said Lucy Lopez, a church community outreach specialist.


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