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Featuring an introductory message and invitation from President Russell M. Nelson, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a special virtual tour of the Washington D.C. Temple — taking viewers on a guided visit of the temple’s interior rooms.
The online journey is led by Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and his wife, Sister Lesa Stevenson, and Elder Dale G. Renlund, also of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and his wife, Sister Ruth Renlund.
The YouTube video, nearly 12 minutes in length, was made available online Wednesday, May 11, on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
In his brief message, President Nelson mentions the sacred nature of the Church’s temples and the holy ordinances performed within the edifices for both the living and the deceased.
“The Church builds temples all over the world — you may have seen one in your community,” President Nelson tells video viewers. “I invite you now to see inside one of our temples.”
Elder Renlund said in the video prior to starting the virtual walk-through of the Washington D.C. Temple: “A temple is the most sacred place of worship in our Church, and we are delighted that you would join us for a tour.”
Added Sister Stevenson: “Jesus Christ is the central focus of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and our temples. We regard the temple as ‘the house of the Lord.’ As you enter the temple, you will notice the beautiful paintings and other artwork that turn our hearts and thoughts towards Christ and His gospel.”
The virtual tour coincides with a milestone met with the Washington D.C. Temple’s public open house — 100,000 visitors since the temple opened its doors on April 18, less than a month ago.
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