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Latter-day Saints to celebrate Meridian temple dedication this weekend

Here’s a look at the Mormon temple in Meridian

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided this video tour of the church's new temple in Meridian that explains its importance to members of the faith. The church does not allow video or still photography inside the temple during pub
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided this video tour of the church's new temple in Meridian that explains its importance to members of the faith. The church does not allow video or still photography inside the temple during pub

Latter-day Saints across the Treasure Valley will gather Saturday and Sunday to celebrate the dedication of Idaho’s fifth Idaho temple.

About 6,000 children ages 12 to 18 will gather Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise to present a musical production featuring a 1,100-person choir and 4,900 dancers depicting the history and culture of the Treasure Valley.

The Meridian temple will be dedicated the following day on Sunday in three sessions at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. The dedication will be broadcast to members of the church in Idaho and the temple’s district. Dieter Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of the church, will lead the sessions.

The dedication ceremony includes a prayer designating the building for church use, music and talks from church leaders. Prior to the first dedicatory session, a cornerstone ceremony will be held where the final block of the temple is cemented in place.

About 205,000 people toured the building during a three-week stint from Oct. 21 through Nov. 11.

The temple is located at 7345 N. Linder Road, a few blocks north of the intersection of North Linder Road and Chinden Boulevard. Temples in Idaho are also located in Idaho Falls, Rexburg, Twin Falls, Boise and a sixth is planned for Pocatello.

Christina Lords: 208-377-6435

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