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The Raleigh North Carolina Temple is the 68th operating temple of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]].  
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The Raleigh North Carolina Temple is the 68th operating temple of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] and the first temple built in North Carolina.
  
For over 150 years the Mormon Church has had a presence in North Carolina. It began with a lone missionary, Jedediah M. Grant, preaching the message of the restored gospel and truthfulness of the [[Book of Mormon]] in 1838. Today there are more than 40,000 [[Latter-day Saints]] living in North Carolina, and the Raleigh North Carolina Temple will serve about 27,000 of these Saints.
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For over 150 years the Church has had a presence in North Carolina. It began with a lone missionary, [[Jedediah M. Grant]], preaching the message of the [[Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ]] and truthfulness of the [[Book of Mormon]] in 1838. Today, there are more than 88,000 members of the Church in North Carolina, comprising 17 [[Stake|stakes]] and 170 congregations.
  
Groundbreaking services for the Raleigh North Carolina temple were held on 6 February 1999. After the temple was completed about 31,000 people toured the temple during the open house. Visitors were surprised to see the many pictures of [[Jesus Christ]]. Wake County Commissioner Yevonne Brannon commenting on the pictures of the [[Savior]] said, "The artwork was simply stunning. I felt drawn to each painting and found myself wanting to linger in front of every scene so I could contemplate the meaning of what was being portrayed. But how could I selfishly do that with so many people behind me?" [1]
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Plans for the temple, located at 574 Bryan Drive in Apex, North Carolina, were announced on 3 September 1998. Groundbreaking services were held on 6 February 1999. After the temple was completed about 31,000 people toured the temple during the open house. Visitors were surprised to see the many pictures of [[Jesus Christ]]. Wake County Commissioner Yevonne Brannon commenting on the pictures of the [[Savior]] said, "The artwork was simply stunning. I felt drawn to each painting and found myself wanting to linger in front of every scene so I could contemplate the meaning of what was being portrayed. But how could I selfishly do that with so many people behind me?" [1]
  
Before the first session Elder [[M. Russell Ballard]], a member of the [[Quorum of the Twelve Apostles]], talked to a group of reporters. He described "how the Church shares goals with other religions, such as safeguarding 'values, family, fidelity, and the responsibility of parents for their children, teaching them correct principles, guiding, loving, and showing the way, not letting them get gobbled up by the ravages of the world.'" [1] It is because of this belief in families that the Mormon Church builds temples.  
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[[Gordon B. Hinckley]], Church president from 1995 to 2008, dedicated the temple on 18 December 1999. Before the first session Elder [[M. Russell Ballard]], a member of the [[Quorum of the Twelve Apostles]], talked to a group of reporters. He described "how the Church shares goals with other religions, such as safeguarding 'values, family, fidelity, and the responsibility of parents for their children, teaching them correct principles, guiding, loving, and showing the way, not letting them get gobbled up by the ravages of the world.'" [1] It is because of this belief in families that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints builds temples.  
  
 
During the dedicatory prayer of the temple on the 18th of December 1999, President [[Gordon B. Hinckley]] said, "We pray for all who enter Thy house that they may be pure and clean in heart and hand. May they here 'feel thy power, and feel constrained to acknowledge that thou hast sanctified it and that it is thy house, a place of thy holiness.'" [2]
 
During the dedicatory prayer of the temple on the 18th of December 1999, President [[Gordon B. Hinckley]] said, "We pray for all who enter Thy house that they may be pure and clean in heart and hand. May they here 'feel thy power, and feel constrained to acknowledge that thou hast sanctified it and that it is thy house, a place of thy holiness.'" [2]
  
The temple features art glass windows and white marble exterior. The classic modern design features a lone spire topped with a gold statue of the [[Angel Moroni]]. The Raleigh North Carolina Temple has a total of 10,700 square feet, two [[Ordinance|ordinance]] rooms, and two [[Sealing Power|sealing]] rooms.
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The temple features art glass windows and white marble exterior. The classic modern design features a lone spire topped with a gold statue of the [[Angel Moroni]]. The Raleigh North Carolina Temple has a total of 12,864 square feet, two [[Ordinance|ordinance]] rooms, and two [[Sealing Power|sealing]] rooms.
  
 
==History of the Church in North Carolina==
 
==History of the Church in North Carolina==
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The history of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] in North Carolina dates to the Church’s earliest days. In the mid-1830s, just a few years after the religion was organized, [[Jedediah M. Grant]] became its first [[Missionary|missionary]] in the area. To this day, Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, retains a first edition (1830) [[Book of Mormon]] in their Rubenstein Library.
 
The history of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] in North Carolina dates to the Church’s earliest days. In the mid-1830s, just a few years after the religion was organized, [[Jedediah M. Grant]] became its first [[Missionary|missionary]] in the area. To this day, Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, retains a first edition (1830) [[Book of Mormon]] in their Rubenstein Library.
  
==Raleigh North Carolina Temple to Close for Renovations==
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==Raleigh North Carolina Temple Closed for Renovations==
  
The [[First Presidency]] of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] has announced the closure of the Raleigh North Carolina Temple for renovations beginning January 2018. The temple will be rededicated sometime in 2019.
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The [[First Presidency]] of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] announced the closure of the Raleigh North Carolina Temple for renovations beginning 7 January 2018. The temple will be rededicated sometime in 2019.
  
==Open House and Rededication Dates Announced==
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During the remodel, crews upgraded the mechanical and electrical systems, made spaces ADA compliant, moved windows and doors to accommodate minor floor plan changes, enclosed the entrance canopy, and raised the height of the steeple by 10 feet. New blue, gold, and cream art glass featuring the dogwood tree blossom, the state flower, can be found in the baptistry and other rooms. During the closure, temple patrons were accommodated at temples located in neighboring states.
  
The [[First Presidency]] of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] has announced that an open house for the newly renovated Raleigh North Carolina Temple will take place from 21 September through 28 September 2019, except for Sunday, 22 September 2019.
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==Open House for the Newly Remodeled Raleigh North Carolina Temple==
  
President [[M. Russell Ballard]], acting president of the [[Quorum of the Twelve Apostles]], will preside at the re-dedication sessions on Sunday, 13 October 2019. The temple will be rededicated in three sessions. There will also be a youth devotional with senior Church leaders on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
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An open house for the newly renovated Raleigh North Carolina Temple took place from 21 September through 28 September 2019, except for Sunday, 22 September 2019.
  
The temple will open for patrons on Tuesday, 22 October 2019.
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==A Look at the Newly Remodeled Raleigh North Carolina Temple==
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Interior photos of the newly remodeled Raleigh North Carolina Temple of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] were released to the public on 19 September 2019. The pictures in the gallery were obtained from the [https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/church/news/see-inside-the-remodeled-raleigh-north-carolina-temple?lang=eng Church News section of the official Church website].
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<gallery class="center" mode=packed-hover>
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File:Raleigh-North-Carolina-Temple-RNCT.jpg|The Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Baptistry-RNCT.jpg|The baptistry in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Celestial-Room-RNCT.jpg|The celestial room in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Sealing-Room-RNCT.jpg|A sealing Room in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Sealing-Room-2-RNCT.jpg|A sealing Room in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Bride-Room-RNCT.jpg|The bride's room in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Bride-Room-2-RNCT.jpg|The bride's room in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Instruction-Room-RNCT.jpg|An instruction room in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Decor-RNCT.jpg|Décor placed throughout Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Decor-2-RNCT.jpg|Décor placed throughout Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Decor-3-RNCT.jpg|Décor placed throughout Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Decor-4-RNCT.jpg|Décor placed throughout Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Celestial-Room-2-RNCT.jpg|The celestial Room in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Celestial-Room-3-RNCT.jpg|The celestial Room in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Picture-of-Christ-RNCT.jpg|A picture of Christ in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Angel-Moroni-RNCT.jpg|A statue of the angel Moroni on top of the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Stained-Glass-Window-RNCT.jpg|Stained glass windows are placed throughout Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Recommend-Desk-RNCT.jpg|The Recommend desk in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Instruction-Room-2-RNCT.jpg|An instruction room in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Instruction-Room-3-RNCT.jpg|An Instruction room in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Instruction-Room-5-RNCT.jpg|An Instruction room in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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File:Raleigh-North-Carolina-Temple-2-RNCT.jpg|The Raleigh North Carolina Temple
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</gallery>
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==Raleigh North Carolina Temple is Rededicated==
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The renovated Raleigh North Carolina Temple of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] was rededicated on Sunday, 13 October 2019.
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President [[M. Russell Ballard]], acting president of the [[Quorum of the Twelve Apostles]], presided at the single re-dedicatory session. The session was not broadcast.
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The temple serves Latter-day Saints in North Carolina and will open for patrons on Tuesday, 27 October 2019.
  
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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* [https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/temples/details/raleigh-north-carolina-temple/prayer/1999-12-18 Raleigh North Carolina Temple Dedicatory Prayer]
 
* [http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/raleigh/ Raleigh North Carolina Temple page]
 
* [http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/raleigh/ Raleigh North Carolina Temple page]
 
* [http://www.religionfacts.com/mormonism/practices/temple_ordinances.htm Mormon Temple Ordinances] - ReligionFacts
 
* [http://www.religionfacts.com/mormonism/practices/temple_ordinances.htm Mormon Temple Ordinances] - ReligionFacts

Latest revision as of 10:59, 16 October 2019

Raleigh North Carolina Temple, dedicated 18 December 1999.

The Raleigh North Carolina Temple is the 68th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the first temple built in North Carolina.

For over 150 years the Church has had a presence in North Carolina. It began with a lone missionary, Jedediah M. Grant, preaching the message of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and truthfulness of the Book of Mormon in 1838. Today, there are more than 88,000 members of the Church in North Carolina, comprising 17 stakes and 170 congregations.

Plans for the temple, located at 574 Bryan Drive in Apex, North Carolina, were announced on 3 September 1998. Groundbreaking services were held on 6 February 1999. After the temple was completed about 31,000 people toured the temple during the open house. Visitors were surprised to see the many pictures of Jesus Christ. Wake County Commissioner Yevonne Brannon commenting on the pictures of the Savior said, "The artwork was simply stunning. I felt drawn to each painting and found myself wanting to linger in front of every scene so I could contemplate the meaning of what was being portrayed. But how could I selfishly do that with so many people behind me?" [1]

Gordon B. Hinckley, Church president from 1995 to 2008, dedicated the temple on 18 December 1999. Before the first session Elder M. Russell Ballard, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, talked to a group of reporters. He described "how the Church shares goals with other religions, such as safeguarding 'values, family, fidelity, and the responsibility of parents for their children, teaching them correct principles, guiding, loving, and showing the way, not letting them get gobbled up by the ravages of the world.'" [1] It is because of this belief in families that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints builds temples.

During the dedicatory prayer of the temple on the 18th of December 1999, President Gordon B. Hinckley said, "We pray for all who enter Thy house that they may be pure and clean in heart and hand. May they here 'feel thy power, and feel constrained to acknowledge that thou hast sanctified it and that it is thy house, a place of thy holiness.'" [2]

The temple features art glass windows and white marble exterior. The classic modern design features a lone spire topped with a gold statue of the Angel Moroni. The Raleigh North Carolina Temple has a total of 12,864 square feet, two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.

History of the Church in North Carolina

The history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in North Carolina dates to the Church’s earliest days. In the mid-1830s, just a few years after the religion was organized, Jedediah M. Grant became its first missionary in the area. To this day, Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, retains a first edition (1830) Book of Mormon in their Rubenstein Library.

Raleigh North Carolina Temple Closed for Renovations

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the closure of the Raleigh North Carolina Temple for renovations beginning 7 January 2018. The temple will be rededicated sometime in 2019.

During the remodel, crews upgraded the mechanical and electrical systems, made spaces ADA compliant, moved windows and doors to accommodate minor floor plan changes, enclosed the entrance canopy, and raised the height of the steeple by 10 feet. New blue, gold, and cream art glass featuring the dogwood tree blossom, the state flower, can be found in the baptistry and other rooms. During the closure, temple patrons were accommodated at temples located in neighboring states.

Open House for the Newly Remodeled Raleigh North Carolina Temple

An open house for the newly renovated Raleigh North Carolina Temple took place from 21 September through 28 September 2019, except for Sunday, 22 September 2019.

A Look at the Newly Remodeled Raleigh North Carolina Temple

Interior photos of the newly remodeled Raleigh North Carolina Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were released to the public on 19 September 2019. The pictures in the gallery were obtained from the Church News section of the official Church website.

Raleigh North Carolina Temple is Rededicated

The renovated Raleigh North Carolina Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was rededicated on Sunday, 13 October 2019.

President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, presided at the single re-dedicatory session. The session was not broadcast.

The temple serves Latter-day Saints in North Carolina and will open for patrons on Tuesday, 27 October 2019.

Notes

  1. Church News, 25 December 1999.
  2. News of the Church,” Ensign, Mar. 2000, 74

See also

External links

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