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Church announces adjustments to temple ceremonial clothing

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The Salt Lake Temple photographed in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News


Church announces adjustments to temple ceremonial clothing

templeclosure.cit_KM_5730.jpg

The Salt Lake Temple photographed in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced adjustmentsto the ceremonial clothing worn by members inside temples — where they performsacred ordinances or ceremonies.

The First Presidency has recently made adjustments to the clothing to be more simple, comfortable and cost-effective, as well as to enhance the temple experience for patrons, according to a letter sent to general and local leaders. This change does not alter the sacred nature of covenants made in the temple. Ceremonial clothing previously used may still be worn for temple worship.  

“We are pleased to announce adjustments to the sacred ceremonial clothing worn only in the temple,” the First Presidency wrote in the letter. “These clothing adjustments do not change temple doctrine or symbolism but are designed to enhance members’ experience in the temple and make the ceremonial clothing easier to put on, care for and afford. …

“We express our gratitude for members’ faithful efforts to worship in the temple. We know that regular attendance will bring increased joy and happiness.”

For more information go to store.ChurchofJesusChrist.org/ceremonialclothing or visit a Distribution Services store.

Read more about the temple clothing changes in the First Presidency letter and frequently asked questions here.  

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