America’s fifth largest city and birthplace now is home to the 152nd working temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Mormon Newsroom reports:
“The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple was dedicated as the 152nd temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sunday, September 18, 2016. It is the first temple in Philadelphia and in the state. President Henry B. Eyring, first Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church dedicated the temple in three sessions on Sunday and presided over the youth cultural celebration the night prior at Temple University. President Erying has a close bond to this particular temple since he was born and lived in New Jersey and was baptized in Philiadelphia as a boy.
“The 61,000-square-foot temple will serve more than 40,000 Church members in parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland and all of Delaware.”