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Beginning Jan. 4, 2021, four temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be performing proxy work for the dead, more than nine months after the Church closed all of its temples due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest two to join Phase 3 operations on that first Monday of the new year are the Apia Samoa and Brisbane Australia temples, as announced Monday, Dec. 28.

The Taiwan Taipei Temple was the first to reopen for proxy ordinances, on Dec. 21, with the Nuku’alofa Temple following a week later.

On Dec. 7, the First Presidency identified those four temples as the first to advance to Phase 3 in the Church’s four-phase reopening plan. 

Temple patrons in the districts of temples in Phase 3 can call a week before the reopening date to begin scheduling proxy ordinances.

Phase 1 allows for limited living husband-and-wife sealings by appointment, while Phase 2 allows for those sealing as well as all other living ordinances, also by appointment. Phase 3 includes everything from the first two phases and the performance of temple ordinances for deceased individuals, with Phase 3 temple adjustments introduced by Church leaders on Dec. 7.

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