Frankfurt Germany Temple

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The Frankfurt Germany Temple is the 41st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

In 1914 there were 200 Mormon missionaries in Germany. When World War I began, the missionaries had to leave and in the midst of World War II they had to be evacuated. But, amidst war and turmoil, the Mormon members remained valiant and continued to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Beginning in 1968 Germany was visited by Church leaders. Each time the leaders would visit they grieved over the fact the members could not enjoy the blessings of the Temple. But, they were promised once in 1968 and again in 1975, that 'if they remained true and faithful to the commandments of God, that the blessings of the temple would be there's.'1 After much prayer and fasting by members of the Mormon Church in Germany, the announcement of a Mormon Temple was announced in 1981. The proposal to build a temple in Friedrichsdorf, which is nine miles north of Frankfurt, brought intense opposition from local religious leaders. One minister warned the city council that the Mormon Church would 'turn [the] town into a Mormon city…[and] they will attempt to win the citizenry over to their sect.' Mormon leaders tried to clear up the misconceptions by providing information about the Church. Church representative Immo Luschin asked the councilmen to watch a film about the Mormons. They agreed and all the misconceptions were clarified and public support for the Temple increased. The Frankfurt Germany Mormon Temple is in the old Huguenot city of Friedrichsdorf; a mountainous community, which is free from the bustle of city life. It is, however, accessible to members of the Mormon Church, which come from Germany and parts of France and Austria. This Temple was dedicated on August 28, 1987 by then President Ezra Taft Benson. In the dedicatory prayer, President Benson declared, "…open the windows of heaven and shower down upon them every needful gift. Prosper them in their labors and magnify them for good before their associates. May the example of their lives lead others to seek thine everlasting truth".2

The Frankfurt Germany Temple has a total of 24,170 square feet, four ordinance rooms, and five sealing rooms.


1 "Thanks Be To God", Ensign, May 1989, p51 2 "The First 100 Temples", by Chad Hawkins, 2001, p111-113

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