Helsinki Finland Temple
|Helsinki Finland Temple|
|Dedication||22 October 2006
Gordon B. Hinckley
|Site||7.4 acres (3 hectares)|
|Floor area||23,000 sq ft (2,100 m2)|
|Height||139 ft (42 m)|
|Preceded by||Sacramento California Temple|
|Followed by||Rexburg Idaho Temple|
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The Helsinki Finland Temple is the 124th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Unlike LDS chapels, where worship services are held and visitors are welcome, the temple is open only to church members.
Located at Leppäsillantie 3 in Espoo, the Helsinki Finland Temple has a total of 19,500 square feet (1,810 m2), two ordinance rooms, and four sealing rooms. It once served the geographically largest temple district of the church, which included Finland, the Baltic states, and all of Russia. It was the final temple dedicated during the presidency of Gordon B. Hinckley and the last dedicated by Hinckley.
On March 29, 2003 a site dedication and groundbreaking ceremony were held in Karakallio, a district of Espoo. D. Lee Tobler, of the church's Second Quorum of the Seventy, presided at the ceremony and gave the site dedication prayer.
An open house was held September 21 to October 7, 2006 to allow the public to tour the temple prior to its dedication. The temple was dedicated on October 22, 2006 by Gordon B. Hinckley, after a cultural celebration was held the evening before.
- Comparison of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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- Stahle, Shaun D. (October 23, 2006), "Helsinki temple is dedicated", Deseret Morning News
- Stack, Peggy Fletcher (October 20, 2006), "Hinckley heads to new dedication", The Salt Lake Tribune
- Westley, Michael N. (October 23, 2006), "Hinckley present as LDS dedicate Finland temple", The Salt Lake Tribune
- Magazine[dead link]
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