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Description

The Santiago Chile Temple is the 26th constructed and 24th operating temple. Located in the Chilean capital, Santiago, it was built with a modern single-spire design.

Currently, the Chilean Temple serves more than 535,000 Mormon members.

History

The site for the Santiago Chile Temple was purchased by the Church many years before the temple was constructed with the intention of building a Church school.

Announcement

The LDS temple in Santiago was announced on April 2, 198o in conjunction with the Atlanta Georgia, Apia Samoa, Nuku’alofaTonga, Sydney Australia, and Papeete Tahiti Temples.

Groundbreaking

Date   May 30, 1981, by President Spencer W. Kimball
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Open House

The open house of the Santiago Chile Temple drew extensive media coverage and visits from numerous government officials and business leaders—several of whom requested Church literature or missionary visits.

The completed Santiago Chile Temple was open to the public for tours 24 August-8 September 1983. Members and nonmembers alike traveled long distances in buses to attend the open house of the Santiago Chile Temple. On Saturday, September 3, approximately 55 busloads of visitors toured the newly completed edifice.

Dedication

President Gordon B. Hinckley, second counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the Santiago Chile Temple on September 15, 1983, in 10 sessions under the direction of President Spencer W. Kimball.

At the time of its dedication, the Santiago Chile Temple served 140,000 Chilean members, which had joined the Church over the previous 27 years since the Church’s establishment in Chile in 1956.

Dedicatory Prayer

Dedication Order

The Santiago Chile Temple was the first LDS temple to be built in a Spanish-speaking country and the second to be built in South America, following the São Paulo Brazil Temple (1978). It was the first Temple built in Chile.

Renovation

With the rapid growth of the Mormon Church in the country of Chile, the temple was closed for extensive renovation.

Open House

Over three times the expected number of visitors attended the first day of the open house preceding the rededication of the Santiago Chile Temple. A total 62,065 people toured the exquisitely refurbished building.

Cultural Celebration

A cultural celebration was held the evening before the rededication, featuring the talents of 4,000 Latter-day Saint youth.

Rededication

President Gordon B. Hinckley, who had been recovering from colon cancer surgery, made his first major public appearance since the operation at the two-session rededication of the Santiago Chile Temple. Elder Carl Pratt of the Santiago Chile Area Presidency noted, “A few of the original walls remain, and the Angel Moroni, and that’s about it. But oh, it’s just gorgeous, unbelievably beautiful and in comparison to what we had before, which was lovely, it is way and above.”[1] The Santiago Chile Temple was rededicated on 12 March 2006.

Presidents

Temple President Years Served
President Gerardo J. Wilhelm 2016–
President Francis C. Alder 2013–2016
President Julio E. Otay 2010–2013
President Thomas E. Lyon 2007–2010
President Julio H. Jaramillo 2004–2007
President Donnell W. Hunter 2001–2004
President Robert E. Wells 1998–2001
President Eduardo Ayala 1995–1998
President David G. Clark 1992–1995
President Max L. Willis 1989–1992
President David G. Díaz 1986–1989
President Arthur H. Strong 1985–1986
President Eugene F. Olsen 1983–1985

The temple was built on an 2.6-acre (11,000 m2) plot, has 2 ordinance rooms and 3 sealing rooms, and has a total floor area of 20,831 square feet (1,935.3 m2). The spire is 76 feet (23.16 metres) (23 m) tall. The Apia Samoa, Nuku’alofa Tonga, and Sydney Australia temples all have the same design.

Since its initial construction, there have been additions to the temple property including housing for patrons who come from the far reaches of Chile to stay in while they attend the temple.

Unique features of the temple include hand-carved wainscoting in the waiting area, motifs of the copíhue—Chile’s national flower—on door handles and art-glass windows, and a floor motif of inlaid Chilean marble and lapislázuli (native stone) in the baptistry and entryway.[2] It has a total of 20,831 square feet, two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.

Exterior

Cladding

Windows

Symbolism

Inscriptions

Cornerstone

Spires and Moroni

Spire

Moroni

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Sources and Links

External links

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

Additional Articles

Sources/Citation

  1. [1] Carole Mikita, “President Hinckley to Travel Temple Open House in Chile,” ksl.com 8 Mar. 2006, 9 Mar. 2006 <>.
  2. [2] The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, “Santiago Chile Temple Opens Doors to Public,” 24 Jan. 2006.

Date   April 2, 1980
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Groundbreaking

Open House

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Open House

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Dedication

Date   Sept. 15-17, 1983, by President Gordon B. Hinckley
10 sessionsRededicated: March 12, 2006, by President Hinckley
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Commencement

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Physical Address

Pocuro #1940 Providencia, 6641404 Santiago, Chile

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 Feet   79
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 Feet   112.5
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Length

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 Feet   178.6
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Official Area

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Feet   20,831 (OR. 14,572)
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Church Owned Property

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Cornerstone

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Spires and Moroni

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Moroni

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Interior

Interior

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Sealing
Rooms   Baptistry, celestial room, two ordinance rooms, three sealing rooms

Services Rooms

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Contractors

Designers

Architect   Emil B. Fetzer
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Project Manager

Manager   Gary Holland
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General Contractor

Contractor   H. Briones Y Cia
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Additional Contractors

Sources and Links

Additional Links/Info

LDS.org Santiago Chile Temple Link
LDSChurchTemples.com Santiago Chile Temple Link
Mormon Newsroom Santiago Chile Temple Link
Wikipedia Santiago Chile Temple Link

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