Albuquerque New Mexico Temple


Albuquerque New Mexico Temple

The Albuquerque New Mexico Temple is the 73rd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Local Latter-day Saints rejoiced when ground for the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple was broken in a special ceremony on 20 June 1998. About 6,500 members attended the event which had a 600-voice youth choir provide the music.

During the 10-day open house about 70,000 people toured the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple. Church President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the temple on 5 March 2000. During the dedicatory prayer President Hinckley expressed his hope that the new temple would turn the hearts of the LDS members to their families.

The Albuquerque New Mexico Temple serves about 55,000 members in New Mexico and bordering parts of Arizona and Colorado. It sits on convert|8.5|acre|m2 northeast of Albuquerque. The exterior is finished with desert rose pre-cast concrete and trimmed with Texas pearl granite. A gold statue of the angel Moroni tops the single-spire. The temple has a total of convert|34245|sqft|m2, two ordinance rooms, and three sealing rooms.

ee also

* Temple (Mormonism)
* List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
* List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by geographic region
* Comparison of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
* Temple architecture (Latter-day Saints)

External links

* [http://www.lds.org/temples/main/0,11204,1912-1-109-0,00.html Official LDS Albuquerque New Mexico Temple page]
* [http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/albuquerque/ Albuquerque New Mexico Temple page]
* [http://www.lds.org/ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] - Official Site
* [http://www.mormon.org/ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] - Visitors Site
* [http://www.lightplanet.com/mormons/temples Mormon Temples] - Lightplanet
* [http://mormanity.blogspot.com/2005/01/mormon-temples-and-secrecy.html Mormon Temples and Secrecy]


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