Brasília Brazil Temple
Groundbreaking ceremony held on 26 September 2020; estimated to be completed in 2023
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Announcement:2 April 2017
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:26 September 2020 by Adilson de Paula Parrella
Architectural Features:Single attached central spire
Ordinance Rooms:Two ordinance rooms (stationary) and two sealing
Total Floor Area:25,000 square feet
"Bless us so that we continue to strive to be good citizens who serve and bless our neighbors and to never forget the poor and needy," said Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, president of the Brazil Area, in his site dedicatory prayer at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Brasília Brazil Temple held Saturday, September 26, 2020. Elder Parrella was accompanied by Elder Joaquin E. Costa and Elder Joni L. Koch of the Brazil Area presidency, along with Damares Alves, Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights in Brazil at the event. Due to social distancing guidelines, attendance was limited. The 25,000-square-foot temple will be located on a six-acre site near an arm of Paranoá Lake. Patron housing and a meetinghouse will also be constructed on site.1
On February 26, 2020, an official exterior rendering of the Brasília Brazil Temple was released to the public, featuring a single-level, 25,000-square-foot temple with numerous arches complementary to Brasília's famous architectural style. In addition to the temple, a patron housing facility and new meetinghouse will be constructed.
The site for the Brasília Brazil Temple is located in the northern section of the city near an arm of Paranoá Lake.
On April 2, 2017, President Thomas S. Monson announced the Brasília Brazil Temple, Brazil's tenth temple, during the Sunday Morning Session of the 187th Annual General Conference. There are six operating temples in Brazil including the Campinas Brazil Temple, Curitiba Brazil Temple, Manaus Brazil Temple, Porto Alegre Brazil Temple, Recife Brazil Temple, and São Paulo Brazil Temple. Three other temples are announced or under construction including the Fortaleza Brazil Temple, Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple, and Belém Brazil Temple.2
Brasília is Brazil's beautiful national capital, renowned for its unique architecture. More than 1.3 million members of the Church live in Brazil, more than any nation in the world other than the United States and Mexico. The Brasília Brazil Temple will bring the blessings of the temple closer to the thousands of members living in Brazil's vast interior. There are five stakes in the immediate Brasília area with five additional nearby stakes and more in the surrounding region.
The Brasília Brazil Temple will be the tenth temple built in Brazil.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, "Ground Broken for Brasília Brazil Temple ," 26 Sept. 2020.
- "President Monson Announces Five New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 2 Apr. 2017.