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Why the Oakland temple is a popular spot for quinceaneras photoshoots (and a whole lot more) The Oakland California Temple draws people from all walks of life to its grounds. And while it provides a beautiful backdrop for a variety of photoshoots, there is a spirit there that draws the people.
With the Oakland California Temple as a backdrop photographers take quinceanera photos on the grounds on Friday, June 14, 2019.
Church announces open house, dedication dates for Durban South Africa Temple The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be holding a public open house for the Durban South Africa Temple in 2020.
A rendering of the Durban South Africa Temple.
President Oaks asks God to 'blunt the powers of evil' while rededicating Oakland temple. Here's the full prayer See what President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, said during the rededicatory prayer for the Oakland California Temple on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
The Oakland California Temple on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
Bay Area's 'beacon' is back as President Oaks rededicates Oakland California Temple President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency, joined by Bay Area native Elder David A. Bednar, rededicated the Oakland California Temple on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
Latter-day Saints enter the Oakland California Temple to hear President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, rededicate the building on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
3,000 youth welcome President Oaks, Elder Bednar to devotional prior to Oakland temple dedication A youth devotional featuring President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency and Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles drew 3,000 youth to the grounds of the Oakland California Temple.
President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaks to youth during a devotional at the Interstake Center on the Oakland California Temple grounds on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
Fortaleza Temple quickly proves its impact as Brazil's newest temple Dedicated on June 2, 2019, the Fortaleza Brazil Temple is the newest operating temple in Brazil and the 164th of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Church general authorities and their wives stand pause in front of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple on Saturday afternoon, June 1, 2019, a day before the temple's dedication. From left, Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, a General Authority Seventy and counselor in Brazil Area; Sister Elaine Parrella; Sister Luisa Aidukaitis; Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis, a General Authority Seventy and president of the Brazil Area; Elder Ulisses S. Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Sister Rosana Soares; Sister Mônica Godoy and Elder Carlos A. Godoy of the Presidency of the Seventy.
Ground broken for Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple, the city's second temple The groundbreaking for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple took place on Saturday, June 8, and marks the fourth temple in Peru. Elder Enrique R. Falabella presided at the ceremony.
Rendering of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple.
Spreading light — stained glass artists share what it's like contributing their work to temples around the world Having worked on 90 temples around the world, the Holdmans share what it is like to have a hand in contributing to sharing the light of Christ through the art of stained glass.
An overhead view of Tom Holdman adjusting pieces for them “Come Unto Me” art glass installation created for the Rome Italy Temple visitors' center.
Elder Soares dedicates Fortaleza Brazil Temple in his native language Portuguese. Here's what he said Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated the Fortaleza Brazil Temple on Sunday, June 2, 2019.
The Fortaleza Brazil Temple.
How the dedication of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple by Elder Soares became a historic event Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated the Fortaleza Brazil Temple — the first time a native-born apostle has dedicated a temple in his own country.
The Brazil Fortaleza Temple at dusk.
Dedication, rededication dates announced for 2 South American temples — here's what you need to know Here are the recently announced rededication and dedication for two South American temples.
The Arequipa Peru Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be dedicated December 15, 2019.
St. George Utah Temple renovation plans, renderings announced Renovation plans and renderings were announced for the St. George Utah Temple, the latest of the Church’s “pioneer-era” temples to receive upgrades and updating, in a Wednesday, May 22, news conference in the temple’s visitors' center.
A rendering of the new temple annex for the St. George Utah Temple. The temple will close Nov. 4 for extensive renovations.
Read the rededicatory prayer offered by President Eyring for the Oklahoma City temple President Henry B. Eyring gave the rededicatory prayer for the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
The Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple, dedicated in 2000 and rededicated on May 19, 2019, by President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency.
President Eyring's spiritual experience and other highlights at the Oklahoma temple rededication President Henry B. Eyring rededicated the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
President Henry B. Eyring bids farewell to members following May 19, 2019, rededication of the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple.
Quito Ecuador Temple to be a place of 'refuge' for Latter day Saints More than 800 people, including Church and community leaders, gathered in Quito, Ecuador, for the groundbreaking of Ecuador's second temple on Saturday, May 11.
Church and community leaders turn the earth during the Quito Ecuador Temple groundbreaking on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
A box, a pearl and Kinshasa: What 1 of President Packer's parables teaches about temple ordinances To answer those who see the Kinshasa DR Congo Temple as rather plain and nondescript, Elder Dale G. Renlund cited President Boyd K. Packer's parable of the box and the pearl.
The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.
Miracle in Memphis: The unbelievable story of what it took to complete the temple on time Just weeks before the Memphis Tennessee Temple open house, the temple and grounds were nowhere near ready for visitors. But acting on faith, the community fasted and worked for a miracle to complete the project on time.
Visitors arrive for the Memphis Tennessee Temple open house on a rainy day in April 2019.
Read the rededicatory prayer offered by Elder Holland for the Memphis temple Following is the prayer offered by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to rededicate the Memphis Tennessee Temple on Sunday, May 5, 2019.
The Memphis Tennessee Temple under rainy skies on May 4, 2019.
Church releases construction plans for Saratoga Springs Utah Temple The Church has released preliminary construction plans for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple.
The Church has announced preliminary plans for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple.