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Tickets to be offered for temple open house

Dec 01, 2015 08:53AM

Tickets for tours of the new Provo City Center Temple will be available beginning Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, with actual tours starting Jan. 15 and continuing through March 5. The renovated building will be dedicated March 20, 2016, as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ 150th temple.

Tour reservations can be made starting at 10 a.m. that day online or by calling 855-537-2000. The tours are free and open to the general public, but tickets are required.

Provo City Center Temple on Stilts

Built out of the ashes and brick shell left after the 112-year-old Provo Tabernacle caught fire in December of 2010, the new temple will serve a total of 16 church stakes, with eight in Springville and eight in Provo. The temple is located at the corner of University Avenue and 100 South in Provo and is encompasses more than 85,000 square feet.

Provo City Center Temple horizontal

Appointments for living ordinances at the temple were made available Dec. 1. The templecan be reached at 801-240-3801. Ordinance work at the temple will begin on Monday, March 21, by invitation and on Tuesday, March 22, for all temple patrons.

A cultural celebration involving young men and women from the stakes the temple will serve will be held on Saturday, March 19. The temple dedication will then be performed in three sessions held Sunday, March 20, at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.

Regular LDS Church services will be canceled that day as the dedicatory sessions are broadcast to LDS meetinghouses in Utah.