President Eyring Rededicates the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple
"Don’t forget that our ancestors are real," said President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, at the rededication of the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple. "They are waiting and when we do their [temple] work, the warm feeling [we feel] is the Spirit. That warm feeling will stay with you forever." The temple was rededicated following a renovation of the interior and exterior that altered the appearance of the temple and made numerous improvements.
Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple Open House Begins
The Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple opens to the public this Wednesday, April 24, through Wednesday, May 1, for free walking tours of the renovated interior. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations will receive first priority. The temple will be rededicated by President Henry B. Eyring on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
Renovation Finished for the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple
Construction was completed on the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple earlier this week, and the building was turned over to the Church on Tuesday, April 2. The temple will be prepared for an open house beginning Wednesday, April 24, and concluding Wednesday, May 1. President Eyring will rededicate the temple on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple Fully Lit at Night
The exterior lighting system for the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple is now operational for the entire building. Sconces that are being attached to either side of the entrance vestibule will add even more light. Laborers are planting bushes and shrubs in the flowerbed areas while a circular landscaping feature is being framed directly across from the entrance doors.
Entrance Doors Installed at the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple
At the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple, the exterior stone cladding has been completed and the scaffolding removed, revealing the beautiful entrance doors that feature decorative transom windows and sidelights. The temple will be rededicated in a private session in three months.
Lighting the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple Steeple
The steeple of the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple shines like a beacon at night under the new exterior lighting system that is being installed and tested. With three and a half months remaining before the temple is rededicated, crews are continuing finish work inside, completing the exterior stone cladding, and preparing to fill the grounds with plants and flowers.
Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple Rededication
President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church, will preside over the rededication of the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Attendance will be by invitation with no interruption to the two-hour block of Sunday meetings. No open house or youth devotional will be held.
Hard Landscaping at the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple
More hard landscaping elements are appearing at the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple including new flowerbeds, curbing, walkways, and parking surfaces. The building's exterior will be finished once the entrance has been clad in stone and permanent doors have been installed.
Interior Update for the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple
Significant progress has been made inside the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple where the majority of the stained glass has been installed, the oxen for the baptismal font have been set in place, the endowment room mural has been hung, and millwork and tile installation are underway.
Stone Cladding Reaches Front Side of Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple
With the tower and rear side of the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple clad in stone, installers have moved to the front side of the building. The bulky stones at the base of the temple entrance have been set in place, which will create the look of columns flanking the main entrance doors.
Art Glass Windows Installed in the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple
Beautiful new art glass windows now fill the window openings of the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple, which received its angel Moroni statue last month and continues to be clad in stone. The temple closed for renovation one year ago on October 15, 2017. Construction is expected to finish next year.
Angel Moroni Returns to Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple
The Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple renovation project reached a joyful milestone on Monday, September 10, when the angel Moroni statue once again took its place atop the spire. Local members, who have missed the angel's presence at the temple, are thrilled to have him back.
Cladding the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple Tower
Scaffolding covers the tower and south side of the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple as stone cladding is attached to the exterior surfaces of the newly shaped building. As work on the exterior progresses, installation of the angel Moroni statue atop the tower is expected to occur in the next few weeks.
Stone Cladding Begins at the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple
Stone workers at the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple have begun to attach an off-white cladding to the exterior walls of the building. The temple closed less than a year ago on October 15, 2017, for an extension renovation project that will continue into 2019.
Framing the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple Tower
Structural steel framing has begun for the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple tower.
Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple Renovation Progress
As 2017 comes to a close and a new year begins, the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple will also see a thorough renewal, inside and out.
Exterior Marble Removed from Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple
With all of the exterior marble removed, just the framing remains for the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple. The temple will remain closed until 2019.
Time-Lapse Video of Oklahoma City Temple Renovation
Watch a 90-second time-lapse video that presents over five weeks of renovation work at the including the recent removal of the spire from the top of the building. The entrance canopy and much of the stone cladding has also been removed.
Entrance Canopy Removed from Oklahoma City Temple
Subcontractors at the are working hard during the demolition phase of the temple renovation. The entrance canopy and doors have been removed along with the art glass windows. The exterior cladding is coming down one piece at a time.
Marble Cladding Coming Down at Oklahoma City Temple
As the renovation of the progresses, pieces of marble cladding are coming off the exterior of the building while crews remove the retaining walls around the grounds. The temple closed three weeks ago and is expected to be completed in 2019.
Angel Moroni Removed from Spire of Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple
With renovation underway for the , the beloved angel Moroni statue has been carefully lifted off the spire and stored for refurbishment. The temple will undergo a complete interior and exterior renovation that will give the building an updated exterior appearance and modify the existing floor plan to be more efficient. The temple was originally dedicated over 17 years ago by President James E. Faust.
Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple to Close
On Sunday, October 15, the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple will close for over a year for major renovation. It is expected that the exterior appearance of the building will be changed. Watch a video presentation of photographs honoring the temple.