"As a Jew, I experienced an exciting sense of standing within the grand sweep of history. Over centuries, the layout of the portable tent in the desert inspired a succession of ever more grandiose temples in Jerusalem — and, finally, 200 temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the world. A holy tent in the desert echoes across history. It’s really something."
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The extensive renovation of the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple has been completed. President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, rededicated the sacred structure in one session at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019.
In Memphis and the surrounding areas of western Tennessee, the early spring months of March and April mean pretty much one thing: rain. And this year, in early March, the saying “when it rains, it pours” was a little too literal for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as workers scrambled to finish the renovation work on the Memphis Tennessee Temple in preparation for an open house and rededication.
The temple, which was announced in April 2017 by then-Church President Thomas S. Monson, will be located in the new Beacon Pointe subdivision, west of Redwood Road and north of Meadow Side Drive. Plans call for a three-story temple of approximately 87,000 square feet. An adjacent 21,000-square-foot meetinghouse will also be built.
Following a week-long open house in April, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles rededicated the Memphis Tennessee Temple on Sunday, May 5, 2019, in one session. Members of the Church gathered in the temple for the sacred service.
The public is invited to tour the newly renovated Oakland California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The open house will take place Saturday, May 11, through Saturday June 1, but will be closed on Sundays.