Kyiv Ukraine Temple
Recent News Articles
- October 15, 2022 – Latter-day Saint temple in Ukraine reopens on 'limited basis'
- March 10, 2022 – Kyiv Ukraine Temple still standing as the Russian onslaught continues
- February 25, 2022 – First Presidency asks world leaders to seek peace in Ukraine as church closes Kyiv temple
- February 24, 2022 – Kyiv Temple shuts down as LDS officials urge Ukrainians to pray leaders’ hearts will be ‘softened’
Kyiv Ukraine Temple Resumes Operations on a Limited Basis
The Kyiv Ukraine Temple reopened on Friday, as confirmed by church spokesperson Irene Caso who said, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has carefully evaluated the current circumstances and decided to resume—on a limited basis—the sacred religious ceremonies in the temple." She added, "Church members are able to make appointments to participate in temple ceremonies, which began October 14, 2022." The temple closed in February following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Kyiv Ukraine Temple Closes Until Further Notice
The Kyiv Ukraine Temple has been closed until further notice in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Church relocated all missionaries serving in the country about a month ago out of an abundance of caution. On Tuesday, the presidency of the Eastern Europe Area reassured members that the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles were fully aware of the unfolding events in Ukraine and that the situation is being closely monitored on an hourly and daily basis.
More Temples to Begin Phase 3 in July
Sixteen temples began Phase 3 of reopening yesterday, and many more will join through the end of July. In all, 117 temples have begun or are preparing to begin Phase 3. On July 5, the Mexico City Mexico Temple, Paris France Temple, The Hague Netherlands Temple, and Vancouver British Columbia Temple will begin Phase 2-B while the Kyiv Ukraine Temple will reopen in Phase 1. On the date, all temples will have officially reopened since the worldwide closure in March 2020.
Elder Nelson Organizes First Stake in Armenia
Nestled in a mountainous region bordered by the countries of Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, the small Christian nation of Armenia received its first stake on Sunday, organized by Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Twelve. The Yerevan Armenia Stake belongs to the Kyiv Ukraine Temple District.
First Temple Dedicated in the Former Soviet Union
On Sunday, August 29, President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the Kyiv Ukraine Temple—the first LDS temple built in the former Soviet Union. The temple serves Armenia, Belorussia, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Moldavia, Romania, Russia and Ukraine.
Public Invited to Tour the Kyiv Ukraine Temple for Two Weeks Before Its Dedication
The public is invited to attend the open house of the Kyiv Ukraine Temple beginning this Saturday, August 7, and continuing through Saturday, August 21, excluding Sundays. Hours on Mondays are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, August 29, over twelve years after its announcement. Click here to view interior photographs of the temple.
YouTube Video Invites Public to Tour Kyiv Ukraine Temple
A new video presentation has been created, featured on YouTube, to invite the public to tour the Kyiv Ukraine Temple from August 7–21 (excluding Sundays). Click here to view recently submitted construction photographs of the temple.
Landscaping Planted at the Kyiv Ukraine Temple
Newly posted photographs of the Kyiv Ukraine Temple show planting progress at the beautiful grounds of the temple complex. Construction will be completed over the next 3 months in time for the August open house and dedication.
August Dedication Slated for the Kyiv Ukraine Temple
The First Presidency has announced that the Kyiv Ukraine Temple will be dedicated on Sunday, August 29, 2010, following a two-week open house held earlier in August. The temple is a stunning addition to the western Kyiv skyline as viewed by highway travelers. Click here to view photographs.
Kyiv Ukraine Temple Wears Beautiful Stone and Glass
Scaffolding has come down at the Kyiv Ukraine Temple, revealing the recently installed stone and art glass. The temple complex includes a patron housing facility, meetinghouse, and a mission office. Open house and dedication dates have not yet been announced.
New Photographs Show Façade of Kyiv Ukraine Temple
Newly posted photographs of the Kyiv Ukraine Temple show the temple's unobstructed southwest wall with its beautiful stained glass windows and shiny stone exterior. The soaring temple, located off a major highway near the Kyiv International Airport, lifts the eyes heavenward.
Kyiv Ukraine Temple Receives Stained Glass Windows
At the construction site of the Kyiv Ukraine Temple, scaffolding is back up for installation of beautiful stained glass windows. The long-anticipated temple, announced in 1998, is the first to be built in the former Soviet Union. Completion of the temple is expected late this year.
Angel Moroni Now Stands Atop Kyiv Ukraine Temple
On Saturday, September 19, onlookers gathered to witness the raising of Moroni atop the Kyiv Ukraine Temple, located on a major highway in southwestern Kyiv. The event marks a major milestone in the temple's construction, which is expected to be completed in about a year.
Exterior Stone Marks Progress on the Kyiv Ukraine Temple
Photographs of the Kyiv Ukraine Temple taken July 16, 2009, show exterior stone installation now underway on the lower portion of one wall. The attractive patron housing facility is also featured. Once completed, this temple will be the closest for many Saints in Russia and Eastern Europe.
Damage Sustained at the Kyiv Ukraine Temple Construction Site
Gusting winds during a recent storm that passed over the construction site of the Kyiv Ukraine Temple brought down several levels of scaffolding from the top of the temple, broke a mission office window, twisted metal soffits and more, as reported by Elder and Sister Williams of the Ukraine Kyiv Mission.
President Uchtdorf and Elder Andersen Include Kyiv Temple in Eastern European Travels
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency and Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles were warmly greeted by Saints of Ukraine and Russia during a trip to Eastern Europe this week including a visit to the Kyiv Ukraine Temple.
Updated Photographs Posted of the Kyiv Ukraine Temple
Newly posted photographs of the Kyiv Ukraine Temple shows little has changed to the exterior of the structure during the winter months. Scaffolding remains on the top building where a spire will be installed. The Kyiv Ukraine Temple will be the first temple built in the former Soviet Union.