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The Church News chronicles the historic events connected to the renovation and rededication of the Washington D.C. Temple

President Russell M. Nelson will rededicate the Washington D.C. Temple on Sunday. Here are the connections senior Latter-day Saint leaders have to the iconic edifice.

The renovated Hamilton temple will host a public open house beginning Friday, Aug. 26.

Artist Dan Wilson painted more than 300 angels in the background of his painting of Jesus Christ for the Washington D.C. Temple rotunda.

The Church’s entire First Presidency is among the dozen leaders participating in rededication services following the temple’s major renovation.

Neighbors and motorists reported seeing smoke and flames in the upper levels of the under-construction, three-story temple late Monday, July 25.

In 1974, the temple had a different name, a “public viewing” instead of an open house, a “completion ceremony” instead of a cornerstone ceremony — and more.

The cities of Maceió and Santos, Brazil, were announced in April 2022 general conference as locations for future Latter-day Saint temples.

The sacred dual duties of missionary and temple work are ensuring a bright future for Latter-day Saints in Japan.








Attending a session of the Washington D.C. Temple open house for social media influencers, Batchlor Johnson IV spoke to the Church News about his testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ.