Helsinki Finland

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Helsinki Finland Temple Wiki

Description

The Helsinki Finland Temple is the 124th operating temple, the 1st in Finland and the 10th in Europe. Located at Leppäsillantie 3 in Espoo, it once served the geographically largest temple district of the church, which included Finland, the Baltic states, and all of Russia.[1] It was the final temple dedicated during the presidency of Gordon B. Hinckley and the last dedicated by Hinckley.

History

Announcement

President Gordon B. Hinckley announced on 2 April 2000 that a temple would be built near Helsinki giving the closing talk of the 170th Annual General Conference of the Church. It was announced in conjunction with the Aba Nigeria, Asunción, Paraguay, Lubbock Texas, Snowflake, Arizona and Columbia River Washington Temples.[2]

Groundbreaking

On 29 March 2003 a site dedication and groundbreaking ceremony were held in Karakallio, a district of Espoo. Elder D. Lee Tobler, of the Second Quorum of the Seventy, presided at the ceremony and gave the site dedication prayer.

Open House

An open house was held 21 September – 7 October 2006 to allow the public to tour the temple prior to its dedication.[1] 55,633 visitors attended the open house over the course of 15 days, with an average attendance of 3,709 visitors per day.

Cultural Celebration

A cultural celebration was held the evening prior to the dedication on 21 October 2006 in the LänsiAuto Arena, Helsinki.[3]

Dedication

The temple was dedicated on 22 October 2006 by Gordon B. Hinckley in 4 sessions. About 1,000 members viewed the dedication’s proceedings in the temple directly. About 15,000 members attended via satellite broadcasts within the temple district. Additionally, 62 sites around the world received the satellite transmission of dedicatory sessions, including 44 in Russia and still others in the Baltic states, and in Armenia. Other sites included five in Salt Lake City.{ref] Stahle, Shaun D. , “Temple dedicated in Helsinki, Finland”, Church News, 28 October 2006. retrieved 16 October 2012[/ref] It would be the last of 86 temples Dedicated by President Hinckley (97 including rededications.)

Dedicatory Prayer

 Dedication Order

Helsinki Finland Temple was the 124th temple dedicated. At the time of its dedication there were 6 Temples under construction and another 6 announced and awaiting ground breaking.

Presidents

TEMPLE PRESIDENT YEARS SERVED
President Seppo O. Syvänen 2015–
President O. Pekka Roto 2012–2015
President Kari J. A. Haikkola 2009–2012
President Melvin J. Luthy 2006–2009

the Helsinki Finland Temple has a total of 19,500 square feet (1,810 m2), two ordinance rooms, and four sealing rooms.

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Spires and Moroni

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Sculptor  Karl Quilter
Version  1982
Placed  13 October 2005
Faces  East
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Individuals/Contractors

Manager  Hanno Luschin
Architect  Evata Architects Helsinki
Contractor  NR Rakennus OY
Woodwork Raision Puusepät  [4]

Sources and Links

External links

  • Temple at LDS.org(official)
  • Temple at MormonTemples.org (official)
  • Temple at MormonNewsroom.org (official)
  • Temple at LDSChurchTemples.com
  • Temple at LDSChurchNewsArchive.com
  • Temple at Wikipedia

Additional Articles

Sources/Citation

  1. [1] Satterfield, Rick, Helsinki Finland Temple, LDSChurchTemples.com. retrieved 16 October 2012.
  2. [2]Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Time of New Beginnings,” LDS.org, 2 April 2000, accessed 17 May 2017.
  3. [3]Stack, Peggy Fletcher, “Hinckley heads to new dedication”, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 October 2006, accessed 12 May 2017
  4. [4]“Helsinki temppeli”RaisionPuusepät.com. Accessed 12 May 2017.

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