KENSINGTON, Md. (WJZ) — For the archetypal clip successful 45 years, the Washington D.C. Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints volition let non-members to be an unfastened house.
The Church volition unfastened its doors to the nationalist opening connected April 28, 2022, until June 4, 2022. Youth devotional and rededication services volition beryllium held connected June 18, 2022, and June 19, 2022, officials said during a media lawsuit Tuesday.
Private tours of the Kensington landmark, disposable from the Capital Beltway, volition beryllium for invited guests from April 19-27, followed by a two-month nationalist unfastened location starting April 28, 2022, until June 4, 2022. Open location summons accusation is connected the temple’s website.
“This is simply a large juncture for america to unfastened the doors of the temple for our friends, members of the Washington, D.C., community, radical and partners of each faiths and backgrounds to travel and articulation america and to acquisition the quality and bid that is the temple of the Lord,” Aaron Sherinian, manager of media for the temple unfastened location committee, said successful a statement.
The temple, which archetypal opened successful 1974, closed successful March 2018 for a important renovation. Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and lighting systems passim the 160,000-square-foot operation person been refreshed, successful summation to different enactment done to refurbish and renovate the temple. The unfastened location and rededication had been delayed owed to the pandemic.
The wrong of the temple maintains its aforesaid midcentury motif with an added “21st-century flair” to marque it “more maintainable, much modern and truly applicable for today,” said Dan Holt, task manager for the Washington D.C. Temple renovation project, successful the statement.
The groundbreaking for the Washington D.C. Temple, located successful Kensington, Maryland, was Dec. 7, 1968. President Spencer W. Kimball dedicated the temple connected Nov. 19-22, 1974. The temple serves Latter-day Saints successful Maryland, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The temple was opened to the nationalist from Sept. 17 to Oct. 19, 1974, and much than 750,000 visitors toured the building.