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This Church News video titled “Inside Out” features Elder Bednar talking about the purpose of temples and how covenants and ordinances change hearts.

Elder Quentin L. Cook and Singapore’s ambassador to the United States, Ashok Mirpuri, together press the button to illuminate the light.

“It thrills me to see it now just more beautiful than it’s ever been,” says local resident Meg Pratt of the Washington D.C. Temple.

President Russell M. Nelson has consistently reached out to members and others during the COVID-19 pandemic through prayer, concern and attention

President Nelson, Elder Cook and Sister Wright share their experiences during the Washington D.C. Temple rededication

A few personal experiences over a half-century include youth, post-mission and family visits — and a memorable power outage.

Following is the text of the prayer offered by President Russell M. Nelson to rededicate the Washington D.C. Temple on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022.

President Russell M. Nelson spoke about temples during an interview in the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center.

“This temple has been renewed,” said President Russell M. Nelson after rededicating the renovated Washington D.C. Temple.

Traveling for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, President Nelson said that it is wonderful to be among the people again.

Local Latter-day Saints rejoice for the Sunday, Aug. 14, rededication of the iconic Washington D.C. Temple by President Russell M. Nelson.

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

President Russell M. Nelson: “Temples are a crowning part of the Restoration of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Elder Bednar, Elder Cook, Elder Christofferson and Elder Gong share their feelings about the iconic temple, located along the Capital Beltway in Washington, D.C.

“We believe God can change our hearts and make more of us ... than we can ever make of ourselves,” Elder Bednar says at National Press Club.

Elder Gary E. Stevenson and Elder Dale G. Renlund take online visitors through the Washington D.C. Temple in a 12-minute video walk-through.

Diana Brown, the assistant director of interreligious engagement at Georgetown University, joins the Church News podcast to discuss how interfaith interactions strengthen individuals, communities.

A new Church News video, titled, “The Quiet of the Temple,” highlights Sister Sharon Eubank and Sister Reyna I. Aburto talking about the peace found inside the Washington D.C. Temple.

Surender Kandhari and Bubbles Kandhari, chair and vice-chairperson of the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, found commonalities with their visit.

Elder Cook and Elder Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles led several United States Supreme Court justices and U.S. senators on tours of the Washington D.C. Temple.

Church historian, Emily Utt, describes the ties between the United States and the Church and discusses Church-related items found in Washington, D.C.

Learning about the significance of temples for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints doesn’t require coverage from the national news.

Church leaders discuss covenants and ordinances and the journey to the Lord’s temples. ‘We’re always trying to be better,” they say.

Church leaders such as Elder Bednar, Elder Cook, Elder Christofferson, Elder Gong, Sister Eubank and Sister Aburto testified about the blessing and purpose of temples.

Social media posts this week included a message from Elder Cook about what he shared with a Supreme Court associate justice who visited the Washington D.C. Temple open house.