WASHINGTON (WDVM) — The D.C. Temple is a constructing most of us have solely ever seen from the skin — and it’s opening its doorways for the very first time since renovations started in 2018.
Global church leaders and members of the media had been allowed inside on Monday for the primary time in years. Soon, after years of renovations, lots of of hundreds of tourists may even be invited to take a tour.
“Since 1974, this incredible temple, with its beautiful towering spires, has been an iconic landmark in the Maryland skyline along the Capital Beltway,” Maryland Governor Larry Hogan stated.
Now, practically 50 years later, the temple the group is aware of and loves is opening its doorways as soon as once more. It might look a bit completely different now, however the sentiment continues to be the identical.
“Ask your neighbors and your friends about what this Washington, D.C. temple means to them… Listen as they tell you about community, communion,” Elder Gerrit W. Gong stated.
“It’s a testament to the architects, the craftspeople, the laborers, whose hands built it some fifty years ago and whose hands restored its beauty… so it can once again open its doors to all humankind,” Reverend Amos C. Brown stated.
During the renovations, the temple acquired upgrades to its mechanical system and had finishings and furnishings refreshed.
Over 750,000 folks visited the temple in 1974. Thousands extra are anticipated to go to this summer season because the temple is simply usually open to members.
“We don’t want to keep people out… but it takes a special journey to be here,” Sister Reina Aburto stated.
Get your tickets now; the open home begins on April 28 and runs by means of June 4.