By: Romrik Joshua Flores, Moroni Channel
The Republic Of The Philippines

The first presidency of the church recently announced the open house of the temple, it will begin on Wednesday, August 10, and continue through Friday, September 9 2016 excluding Sundays.

Following the public open house, the temple will be formally dedicated on Sunday, September 18, the dedication will be preceded by a cultural celebration featuring music and dance by the youth of the Church, to be held on the evening of Saturday, September 17, at the Liacouras Center on the Temple University campus.

The temple is located downtown on 1739 Vine Street, near the Free Library. Tours, consisting of a 10-minute video presentation followed by a 40-minute walking tour through the temple, will begin at the new Latter-day Saint meetinghouse adjacent to the temple.

The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple is the 152nd temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the world. It serves more than 40,000 Church members in parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and all of Delaware.

Announced by President Monson, the temple will be the 152nd temple and the 1st in Pennsylvania.

According to Mormon Newsroom, the temple featurescalssic Georgian architecture to blend with the rich architecture history of the features stone from Maine, Egypt, and Italy.

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