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Brasília, Brazil … Bentonville, Arkansas … Moses Lake, Washington — the three cities are about as different and diverse as can be.
But the three cities — or, more specifically, the houses of the Lord found in each — will be forever linked and underscored in the records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
That’s because the Brasília Brazil Temple, the Bentonville Arkansas Temple and the Moses Lake Washington Temple will all be dedicated on the same day — Sunday, Sept. 17 — in two dedicatory sessions at each site, with a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presiding.
While two temples have been dedicated on the same day several times, this marks the first time that three dedications have been scheduled for the same day — all within four hours of each other.
The first day of two dedications came in 1999, with the double dedications repeated several times the following year. The next — and most recent — time came more than two decades later, less than a year ago, on Nov. 14, 2022.
And two same-day dedications are planned for next month as well.
The scheduling overlap shouldn’t be a surprise, given the Church’s 315 total dedicated, under-construction or announced houses of the Lord — including the 133 temples so far announced by President Russell M. Nelson in the five-plus years he has been President of the Church. The Bentonville and Moses Lake temples are included in that 133, both announced in 2019.
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