Twenty More Temples to Enter Phase 2 of Reopening
An additional 20 temples will enter Phase 2 of reopening on Monday, August 31, 2020, for a total of 67 temples in that phase. The Columbus Ohio Temple had previously entered Phase 2, but it has since closed for renovation. On that same day, the Cebu City Philippines Temple will reopen under Phase 1. Only thirty temples have not yet reopened with eight of those temples currently undergoing a major renovation.
133rd Operating Temple Dedicated in the Philippines
On Sunday, June 13, President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the Cebu City Philippines Temple—the country's second temple. The new temple will cut travel time and expenses for members who live in the Visayas and Mindanao island groups. The temple is the 133rd operating temple worldwide.
Cebu City Philippines Temple Open House Concludes
"I now understand the significance of temples to the members of your Church," said Sister Elnora from the Catholic Religious of the Assumption in the Philippines. Following a successful 16-day open house, the Cebu City Philippines Temple now prepares for dedication.
Public Invited To See Inside the Cebu City Philippines Temple
From Friday, May 21, through Saturday, June 5, the general public will have the rare opportunity of seeing inside the Philippines' second temple, the Cebu City Philippines Temple, before its dedication on Sunday, June 13.
Progress at the Cebu City Philippines Temple Complex
With an open house just 2½ months away, buildings at the Cebu City Philippines Temple complex are nearing completion including the temple, stake center, patron housing facility, and residences for the temple and mission presidents. Scaffolding has been removed, revealing the temple's full beauty.
First Presidency Announces Cebu City Temple Opening Dates
The First Presidency has released the opening dates for the Cebu City Philippines Temple—the Philippines' second temple. The open house will be held Friday, May 21–Saturday, June 5, 2010 (except Sundays). The temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, June 13, 2010.
Aerial Video of Cebu City Philippines Temple Complex
Take two minutes to view this captivating aerial video taken over the Cebu City Philippines Temple complex, which includes the temple, a patron housing facility, and a meetinghouse. The temple is expected to be completed next year.
Angel Moroni Now Overlooks Cebu City from Temple Spire
On Thursday, November 5, 2009, the angel Moroni statue was hoisted to its position atop the Cebu City Philippines Temple, marking a major construction milestone. Practice runs were taken with an unfinished statue at the end of September. No open house or dedication dates have been announced.
Cebu City Philippines Temple Receives Exterior Granite
Installation of the exterior granite on the Cebu City Philippines Temple is showing marked progress. The angel Moroni is anticipated to be added shortly. Although the First Presidency has not announced the dedication and open house dates for the temple, the announcement is expected soon.
Construction Workers Take Practice Runs Placing Moroni
At the Cebu City Philippines Temple, construction workers were given a chance to practice placing the angel Moroni by using an unfinished statue, which was installed and then removed. Raising of the gold-leafed statue is expected to take place at the conclusion of the exterior stone installation.
Spire Framework Added to the Cebu Philippines Temple
Construction of the Cebu Philippines Temple is showing progress with the recent installation of the spire framework and visible preparations underway for installation of the exterior granite. The dedication date has not been announced for the temple, but it is anticipated to occur early next year.
Cebu Philippines Temple Prepares for Installation of Granite Façade
At the Cebu Philippines Temple construction site, erected scaffolding indicates that preparations are underway for the installation of the exterior granite, which will be attached to the reinforced cement walls of the temple by a stainless steel structural bracket system.