Atop a small hill just off Santa Monica Boulevard, the Los Angeles California Temple stands serenely in the midst of the bustling city. The 10th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it was the first to be built in California. At the time of the temple’s construction in the 1950s, it was the largest Mormon temple in the world, with a floor area of 190,614 feet.
Within the Los Angeles Temple are instruction rooms, a baptistry and a celestial room (a room that represents eternal life with God). There are also 10 sealing rooms, where marriages — among the most sacred events for Latter-day Saints — are performed. Since the temple’s dedication in 1956, Southern California Mormons have come to the temple to worship God and to renew their commitment to living Christlike lives. Church membership in the state of California exceeds three-quarters of a million Mormons today, and temples now dot the state from Sacramento in the north to San Diego in the south.
10777 Santa Monica Boulevard
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90025-4718
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Rebecca describes how the temple has helped her family to grow closer together.
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