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Manhattan New York Temple to Shut for Renovations


Areas launched for 4 different temples in North and South America.

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has introduced that the Manhattan New York Temple will shut in 2024 for in depth renovations. HOK is main the renovation design.

As well as, the places of three temples to be constructed within the Americas had been launched: the La Paz Bolivia Temple, the Natal Brazil Temple, the Teresina Brazil Temple, and the San Jose California Temple.

Manhattan New York Temple Renovation Announcement

Renovations to the Manhattan New York Temple are anticipated to start in 2024 and be accomplished in roughly three years. The meetinghouse on the third ground of the temple can even be upgraded. Native congregations shall be relocated to different meetinghouse areas within the space through the renovation interval.

A rendering of the up to date Manhattan New York Temple (above) has additionally been launched.

In the course of the temple’s renovation, Latter-day Saints within the Manhattan New York Temple district are inspired to attend the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple or the Hartford Connecticut Temple.

Dates for the general public open home and dedication following the renovation shall be introduced nearer to the completion date.

The Manhattan Temple was devoted by President Gordon B. Hinckley in June 2004 and is the 119th devoted temple in operation. It’s the second temple constructed within the state of New York, following the Palmyra New York Temple in April 2000.

A lot of the early historical past of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints occurred in New York. In 1820, Joseph Smith obtained his First Imaginative and prescient simply outdoors Palmyra. The Church of Jesus Christ was organized in Fayette, New York, on April 6, 1830. Within the mid-1800s, many converts to the Church from Europe handed via New York Harbor on their strategy to be part of the Latter-day Saints out west. At the moment, the state of New York is dwelling to greater than 84,000 Latter-day Saints in over 140 congregations.

Latter-day Saints contemplate temples to be homes of the Lord and probably the most sacred locations of worship on earth. Temples differ from the Church’s meetinghouses (chapels). All are welcome to attend Sunday worship companies and different weekday actions at native meetinghouses. The first function of temples is for trustworthy members of the Church of Jesus Christ to take part in sacred ceremonies, comparable to marriages, which unite households eternally, and proxy baptisms on behalf of deceased ancestors who didn’t have the chance to be baptized whereas dwelling.

Learn extra at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints newsroom.

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