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Three weeks ago, on Sunday, Sept. 17, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints marked the first time three temples were dedicated on the same day — the Brasília Brazil, Bentonville Arkansas and Moses Lake Washington temples.
Five temple dedications in a three-week span — that has to be some sort of record, right? And even more so with the Oct. 22 dedication of the Bangkok Thailand Temple, the sixth in 36 days.
Actually, the Church has had six temple dedications is an even shorter time — first in a single calendar month, then later in half the time.
6 dedications in a month, 6 more in 15 days
Both times occurred in the year 2000, when President Gordon B. Hinckley and Church leaders were rushing to meet President Hinckley’s charge to have a worldwide total of 100 dedicated houses of the Lord prior to the end of the 20th century — the end of 2000.
In April 2000, members of the First Presidency dedicated six temples in that calendar month, the first being when President Hinckley dedicated the Palmyra New York Temple on Thursday, April 6, 2000, the 170th anniversary of the formal organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Three days later, on Sunday, April 9, 2000, President Hinckley dedicated the Fresno California Temple, with President James E. Faust, second counselor in the First Presidency dedicating the Medford Oregon Temple a week later, on April 16, 2000.
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