Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Open House and Dedication

  • September 18, 2016
Date
September 18, 2016
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, which will be dedicated September 18, 2016.

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  • Cultural celebration: September 17, 2016
  • Dedication: September 18, 2016

The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, September 18, at 9:00 a.m., noon, and 3:00 p.m.

The sessions will be broadcast to all the stakes and districts in Pennsylvania as well as to the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple district. The three-hour block of meetings will be cancelled for that Sunday to allow members in the area to participate in the dedication services.

A cultural celebration will take place Saturday, September 17, commemorating the heritage of the region through narration, song, and dance. The celebration coincides with the 229th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.

President Thomas S. Monson announced the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple on October 4, 2008, and the groundbreaking ceremony was September 17, 2011. A public open house was held August 10 through September 9.

The temple will serve more than 41,000 Church members who live in 11 stakes in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and parts of New Jersey and Maryland.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.

The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple at night.

Entry into the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.

A painting of Jesus Christ in the entry of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.

A hallway in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.

Instruction room in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.

Instruction room in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.

A waiting area in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.

Sealing room in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.

Architectural detail in the windows of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.

Beautiful decor in the chairs and other furniture in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.

The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple has beautiful decor.

The bride’s room in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.

Baptistry in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.

Twelve oxen support the font in the baptistry of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.

Architectural details in the celestial room of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.

Celestial room in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.

Chandelier in the celestial room in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple.