Sunday, December 11, 2011

Copenhagen Denmark Temple

Copenhagen Denmark Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The long awaited temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Copenhagen, Denmark was announced on March 17, 1999 to be a re-modelling of the Priorvej Chapel originally dedicated for use on June 14, 1931.

The Copenhagen Denmark Temple site was dedicated April 24, 1999, by Elder Spencer J. Condie of the Seventy and President of the Europe North Area.

Upon completion of the extensive re-modelling, the Copenhagen Denmark Temple was dedicated March 23, 2004 by President Gordon B. Hinckley and the temple district includes the following stakes and district:

Aarhus Stake, Denmark
Copenhagen Stake, Denmark
Goteborg Stake, Sweden
Malmo Stake, Sweden
Iceland District

The temple floor area is approximately 25,000 square feet contained in a dimension of  45 feet by 120 feet and is located on a site of less than one acre near the center of the older part of Copenhagen. 

The original Priorvej Chapel was the oldest, still standing chapel from the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ in Denmark. Upgrading such a landmark by re-modelling it to be  the first temple of the church in Denmark had to be done with great care. Upon completion, the end result only heightened its status further with the local members. The careful re-modelling kept the neo-classical style of the meetinghouse with its original brick and columns, thereby respecting the early history of the church in Denmark, the many memories and associations of the local members, from when the temple was still a chapel.

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