Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

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Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple Wiki

Description

The Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple is the 99th operating temple.  It was the first temple to be built in the church’s Caribbean area.

History

Announcement

The temple was announced on December 4, 1993.[1]

Groundbreaking

On August 18, 1996, Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve presided over the groundbreaking, marking the beginning of construction.[2]

Open House

A public open house was held from August 26 to September 9, 2000, attracting nearly forty thousand people. After touring the temple, a local journalist reported the following, “Within the temple, one receives the impression of being in another world…nothing in the country can compare with this…”

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Dedication

Over ten thousand Dominican members and their neighbors from Haiti, Puerto Rico, and other islands witnessed the dedication of the temple on September 17, 2000 by President Gordon B. Hinckley. During the dedicatory prayer, President Hinckley petitioned, “Dear Father, please look down with love upon Thy sons and daughters in this island nation and in surrounding lands. Prosper them in their labors that they may have food upon their tables and shelter over their heads. As they look to Thee, reward their faith and open Thy hand of providence toward them. May they find peace in the midst of conflict, and faith amidst the stress of the world. Open the windows of heaven, as Thou hast promised, and let blessings flow down upon them.”[3]

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The Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple is located in the western part of the city. Adorned with trees and overlooking the Caribbean Sea, it is fast becoming a beacon of strength for members and non-members alike. It has a total of 67,000 square feet, four ordinance rooms, and four sealing rooms.

The Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple is located in the western part of the city. It is built on a rise that has kept it dry when other parts of the city were flooded.[4] The site is adorned with trees and overlooks the Caribbean Sea. It has a total of 67,000 square feet (6,200 m2), four ordinance rooms, and four sealing rooms.[5]

The temple district comprises the stakes and districts of the Caribbean on an arc from Haiti to Trinidad and Tobago, as well as those based in Guyana and Suriname.[6]

As most workers at this temple are Spanish-speaking Dominicans, patrons requiring services in a language other than Spanish would be well-advised to notify the temple before arriving.

Adjacent to the temple is a hostel operated by the church.[7] Its purpose is to provide overnight accommodations to patrons who cannot return to their homes the same day they attend the temple. A kitchen and dining area are available for the use by patrons, but the hostel does not include a cafeteria (though restaurants and grocery stores are within walking distance).

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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]“Kirtland first temple; temples now located in many areas of region”Church News, May 28, 1994
  2. [2]Lloyd, R. Scott (December 28, 1996), “1996 year in review”Church News
  3. [3]“News of the Church,” Ensign, Nov. 2000, 108
  4. [4] Swensen, Jason; Morales, Chris (), “Widespread flooding: Members in several areas displaced following deluge”, Church News, 10 November 2007
  5. [5]“Facts and figures: Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple”Church News, September 23, 2000
  6. [6]“Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple District”. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  7. [7]“About the Dominican Republic MTC”, lds.org, 2015-06-09.

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