Jordan River Utah Temple Open House and Rededication

  • May 20, 2018
Date
May 20, 2018
Location
Jordan River, Utah, USA

The renovated Jordan River Utah Temple will be rededicated May 20, 2018.

Article Highlights

  • A cultural celebration will be Saturday, May 19, in the Conference Center.
  • Rededication is Sunday, May 20, 2018.

The rededication of the Jordan River Utah Temple, which has undergone extensive renovations since February of 2016, will be rededicated on Sunday, May 20, at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 3:00 p.m.

The dedication will be broadcast to all stakes in the following temple districts: Jordan River Utah, Oquirrh Mountain Utah, and Draper Utah. The three-hour block of meetings will be cancelled for that Sunday for those congregations to enable members to participate and focus on this sacred event.

A cultural celebration will be held Saturday, May 19, in the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Around 2,000 youth who volunteered for the choir, orchestra, or dancing will do the song and dance portion of the live celebration while videos of activities from the past few months will show many of the other 15,000 youth in the temple district, who will attend the event. Stake technology specialists who plan to broadcast the event at their stake centers can find the appropriate link at www.jrtready.org.

The temple was first announced on February 3, 1978, and dedicated November 16, 1981. The recent renovations include building reinforcements, mechanical and electrical upgrades, hard-ceiling installations, changing out escalators for stairs, and a baptistry remodel.

The celestial room chandelier in the Jordan River Utah Temple.

Architectural and artistic detail in the Jordan River Utah Temple.

Beautiful decor in the Jordan River Utah Temple.



Architectural and artistic detail in the Jordan River Utah Temple.

Architectural and artistic detail in the Jordan River Utah Temple.

Architectural and artistic detail in the Jordan River Utah Temple.

Artisan windows are in many locations in the Jordan River Utah Temple.

Architectural and artistic detail in the Jordan River Utah Temple.

Entry into the Jordan River Utah Temple.

The baptistry in the Jordan River Utah Temple.

The baptistry in the Jordan River Utah Temple.

The baptistry in the Jordan River Utah Temple.

Jordan River Utah Temple chapel.

The bride’s room in the Jordan River Utah Temple.

The bride’s room in the Jordan River Utah Temple.

A sealing room in the Jordan River Utah Temple.

An instruction room in the Jordan River Utah Temple.

An instruction room in the Jordan River Utah Temple.

Celestial room of the Jordan River Utah Temple.

The Jordan River Utah Temple at dusk.

The Jordan River Utah Temple.

Spencer W. Kimball, president of the Church is being escorted by his secretary D. Arthur Haycock for the dedication of the Jordan River Utah Temple in 1981. Photo courtesy of the Deseret News.

Church President Spencer W. Kimball, seals the cornerstone prior to dedicating the Jordan River Utah Temple in 1981. Photo courtesy of the Deseret News.

Latter-days Saints lined up to attend the dedication services at the Jordan River Utah Temple in 1981.

The Jordan River Utah Temple in 1981 at the time of the open house. Photo courtesy of the Deseret News.