More Temple News
As if enough hasn’t been happening with temples in the past week and a half (see posts here and here), this afternoon the Church Newsroom officially released the architectural renderings of both the Hartford Connecticut Temple and the Indianapolis Indiana Temple.
During his remarks of the opening session of the October 2010 General Conference President Thomas S. Monson announced five temples, these two being part of that group of five. Since that time the Church’s temple department has worked at a feverish pace to secure and prepare the sites for these sacred edifices and Houses of the Lord.
Below I want to share with you the just-released renderings of these two temples, and just a few examples of other temples that are currently under construction in the Church.
And a few other temples currently under construction.
And there are many, many more! Currently there are 15 temples under construction, 3 undergoing renovation, and 14 more announced. It is truly an exciting time to be alive and see the Church flourishing as it is.
I just wanted to end by sharing this video which the Church produced for the groundbreaking ceremonies of the Rome Italy Temple 23 October 2010. Having been the site of the death of one Church President, the Apostle Peter, the groundbreaking in the Eternal City was a historic event presided over by President Monson himself. Giving a glimpse of the complex that will surround the Rome Italy Temple, the complex will include The Religious and Cultural Center, the first of its kind in Italy, a stake center, a Visitors’ Center, a Family History Center, Patron Housing, and of course the temple, all of which will be surrounded by lovely gardens.
And if you’ve enjoyed everything I’ve shared here, then you might just like this live webcam of the renovation of the Ogden Utah Temple. It updates every 60 seconds and is fun to watch as the temple once again takes shape.