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Ohio’s governor participates in media day

An open house for the Columbus Ohio Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is underway following an extensive renovation. Invited guests are taking walking tours inside the temple Monday through Friday, April 24-28, 2023. A public open house for the house of the Lord begins on Saturday, April 29, and will last through Saturday, May 13, except for Sundays.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine joined Elder Allen D. Haynie and Elder Vaiangina Sikahema of the Church’s North America Northeast Area Presidency during media day at the temple, held Monday, April 24. Elder Kevin R. Duncan, executive director of the Temple Department, and Elder Kevin W. Birch, an Area Seventy, also participated.

The public can go online to make complimentary reservations to visit the temple in Ohio’s capital city during the two-week open house.

The Columbus Ohio Temple will be rededicated on Sunday, June 4, 2023, in three sessions (9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time). President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will preside at the rededication. The sessions will be broadcast to all units in the Columbus Ohio Temple district. The temple will serve about 57,000 Latter-day Saints in congregations throughout parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Temple Features

The Columbus Ohio Temple is 11,745 square feet and sits on five acres in central Ohio. The single-story structure is 77 feet high, including a statue of Book of Mormon prophet Moroni atop the temple.

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