Barranquilla Temple completed
The general public is invited to tour the newly finished Barranquilla Colombia Temple regarding the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Church’s second temple in Colombia, the initial having been completed in Bogota in 1999.
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The Church’s First Presidency announced that the general public house that is open start on Saturday, November 3, and run each and every day except Sundays through Saturday, November 24. In order to make a reservation that is free go to the available household, visit https://templeopenhouse.lds.org/.
Following the general public house that is open the temple is likely to be formally devoted on Sunday, December 9. The commitment will likely to be preceded with a youth devotional the past night.
The temple is based simply from the Via al Mar, at Carrera 30 No. 1-1481, Puerto Colombia, nearby the Colegio Aleman and also the Universidad Del Norte. Tours will contain a 10-minute video clip presentation followed closely by a 40-minute hiking trip through the different spaces of this temple.
The Barranquilla Colombia Temple could be the 161st temple associated with Church on the planet, and also the nineteenth in south usa. You will find 10 temples that are additional or under construction in south usa. The Barranquilla Temple will provide some 35,000 Latter-day Saints in Colombia’s regions that are northern.
In October 2011, then Church President Thomas S. Monson announced that a temple will be integrated Barranquilla, and construction started by having a groundbreaking that is formal February 20, 2016.
The temple that is 24,000-square-foot built to mirror the neoclassic architecture of Colombia’s Republic duration, which accompanied independency from Spain into the early 19th century and it is nevertheless mirrored in historic religious and secular structures present in major towns and cities throughout Colombia. The temple’s exterior is clad with limestone and topped with carved parapets, a dome and a cupola like many of these same buildings.
The interior features initial art cup, customized rugs with Colombian motifs in blue and silver, wrought iron and bonze railings and a grand staircase. Additionally showcased are carved timber and cup associated with the Cayena hibiscus, the flower that is official of City.
The temple appears 107 legs high (34.5 meters) and it is crowned with a statue that is gilded of, a novel of Mormon prophet that is significant to Latter-day Saints for their role into the Restoration regarding the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Latter-day Saint temples change from the many meetinghouses or chapels across the world where users meet for Sunday worship services. Temples are thought “houses regarding the Lord,” where the teachings of Jesus Christ are reaffirmed through wedding, baptism along with other ceremonies that unite families for eternity.