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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the dedication and open house dates for the McAllen Texas Temple.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will dedicate the house of the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 8, in two sessions, at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. local time. The dedicatory sessions will be broadcast to all units in the McAllen temple district.

The temple’s open house phase begins Monday, Aug. 21, with a media day with invited guests — including community, business, education and faith leaders — touring the temple Tuesday, Aug. 22, through Thursday, Aug. 24.

The public open house begins Friday, Aug. 25, and runs through Saturday, Sept. 9, excluding Sundays.

The dates were announced Monday, May 15, on The Church’s announcement noted that scheduling appointments for living ordinances in the McAllen temple will be available in July, with online scheduling of proxy ordinances to become available around September.

Temple background

The McAllen Texas Temple was announced by President Russell M. Nelson on Oct. 5, 2019, one of eight new temple locations he listed during the women’s session of October 2019 general conference.

The temple site — on the northwest corner of Second Street and Trenton Road in the state’s southernmost tip and a dozen miles from the Texas-Mexico border — was announced two months later on Dec. 11, 2019, with the rendering released on Aug. 28, 2020.

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