See photos of the Washington D.C. Temple rededication — including images of the First Presidency and other senior leaders
‘This temple has been renewed,’ said President Russell M. Nelson after rededicating the renovated Washington D.C. Temple
KENSINGTON, Maryland — President Russell M. Nelson and his counselors in the First Presidency, President Dallin H. Oaks and President Henry B. Eyring, participated in the rededication of the renovated Washington D.C. Temple on Sunday, Aug. 14.
President Nelson rededicated the temple, the Church’s 16th in operation and the first built in the Eastern United States, was dedicated in 1974. The temple closed in 2018 to update mechanical and electrical systems, refresh finishes and furnishings, and improve the grounds.
“The temple is more beautiful now than it ever was before, and it was stunning before,” said President Nelson, leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “This temple has been renewed. There is more light.”
Following is a photo gallery, documenting the historic temple rededication.