A Temple in Ogden
Originally dedicated in 1972, the Ogden Utah Temple is currently undergoing an extended renovation.
The Ogden Utah Temple renovation continues to progress.
The temple was closed in April of 2011 in order to remodel and architecturally change the appearance and the grounds. An artist's rendering of the completed project is below.
When completed, there will be an open house for the public. Dates for this open house period have not yet been announced. The Ogden Utah Temple was the 5th temple built in Utah.
Facts about temples
Latter-day Saint temples are aesthetically beautiful buildings with meticulous landscaping. Everything about the architecture is designed to honor God and complement the local community.
Temples differ from the tens of thousands of local meetinghouses throughout the world where members typically meet for Sunday worship services and midweek social activities — and where visitors are always welcome. Temples are used solely for the performance of sacred ordinances and religious instruction aimed at strengthening members’ relationships with God, their family and others around them.
To members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, temples are houses of the Lord, the most sacred places on earth. Temple services bind families together forever, teach the purpose of life and explain God’s plan of salvation. Temple attendance strengthens Latter-day Saints’ commitment to living Christian principles, emphasizes personal spiritual growth and increases devotion to family.
Temples are not constructed with large meeting rooms like a cathedral and are not designed to hold large numbers of people at one time. Rather, they are constructed for smaller groups that attend the temple throughout the day. The temple is closed on Sunday.
In keeping with our standards of temple building, the materials and workmanship will be of the highest quality, and the grounds will be created and maintained to bring a sense of peace and tranquility to those who enjoy the grounds and the surrounding community.
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