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Overview

The Mexico City Mexico Temple is the 26th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and the 1st of 14 temples completed in Mexico. Noted for its highly ornamented Mayan-inspired exterior, this temple is an acclaimed landmark in northeastern Mexico City, located near Bosque de Aragón—one of the city's principal parks. The temple grounds are park-like themselves, featuring beautiful gardens and an enchanting water feature. Several other Church buildings share the "Manzana del Templo" (Temple Square) including a missionary training center, stake center, patron housing facility, and an informative visitors' center—free to the public. The visitors' center's centerpiece is a supernal reproduction of Thorvaldsen's Christus statue. During Christmas, the grounds are decorated with hundreds of thousands of lights in a festive display of the season.

History

The Mexico City Mexico Temple was the first temple built in Mexico. The Mexico City Mexico Temple was the second temple built in a Spanish-speaking country, following the Santiago Chile Temple (1983). The Mexico City Mexico Temple is the largest temple outside of the United States.

The Mexico City Mexico Temple is one of five temples featuring an angel Moroni statue holding the gold plates. (The other four temples are the Los Angeles California Temple, Washington D.C. Temple, Jordan River Utah Temple, and Seattle Washington Temple.)

Even since endowments were first given in Spanish in 1945 in the Mesa Arizona Temple, faithful Mexican Saints looked forward with anticipation to the time when they might be blessed with a temple in their own country.

When Church architect Emil B. Fetzer received the assignment to design the Mexico City Mexico Temple, he turned to a book on Mayan architecture, which Heber Grant Taylor and his wife felt inspired to give him 18 years earlier from the library of his grandfather President Heber J. Grant.

An incredible 9,000 attended the one-hour groundbreaking ceremony of the Mexico City Mexico Temple. Elder Boyd K. Packer offered the prayer dedicating the site in Spanish. During its 10-day open house, more than 110,000 visitors toured the Mexico City Mexico Temple including thousands of government, business, and civic leaders. Mission presidents estimated 2,900 requested visits as a direct result of the open house.

At the dedication of the Mexico City Mexico Temple, Elder Ezra Taft Benson received the distinct impression that God was not pleased with Church members' neglect of the Book of Mormon. Stressing the importance of the Book of Mormon would later become one of the hallmarks of his presidency.

Following its completion, the Mexico City Mexico Temple received an international award for artistic use of precast concrete.

The Mexico City Mexico Temple has received favorable attention from the school of architecture at the University of Mexico, becoming the subject of much study.


District

The Mexico City Mexico Temple serves members from 88 stakes and 6 districts headquartered in Estado de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Puebla, Hidalgo, Morelos, Guerrero, Michoacán, Queretaro, San Luis Potosí, Tlaxcala, and Guanajuato:

Estado de Mexico

  1. Amecameca Mexico Stake
  2. Chalco Mexico Solidaridad Stake
  3. Chalco Mexico Stake
  4. Lerma Mexico Stake
  5. Metepec Mexico Stake
  6. Mexico City Alamedas Stake
  7. Mexico City Anahuac Stake
  8. Mexico City Azteca Stake
  9. Mexico City Bosques Stake
  10. Mexico City Chimalhuacan District
  11. Mexico City Coacalco Stake
  12. Mexico City Cuautitlan Stake
  13. Mexico City Escatepec Stake
  14. Mexico City Ixtapaluca Stake
  15. Mexico City La Perla Stake
  16. Mexico City Lomas Verdes Stake
  17. Mexico City Los Heroes Tecamac Stake
  18. Mexico City Los Reyes Stake
  19. Mexico City Melchor Ocampo Stake
  20. Mexico City Netzahualcoyotl Stake
  21. Mexico City Tecamac Stake
  22. Mexico City Tenayo Stake
  23. Mexico City Tlalnepantla Stake
  24. Mexico City Tultitlan Stake
  25. Mexico City Villa de las Flores Stake
  26. Tecalco Mexico Stake
  27. Texcoco Mexico District
  28. Toluca Mexico Stake

Distrito Federal

  1. Mexico City Aragon Stake
  2. Mexico City Arbolillo Stake
  3. Mexico City Camarones Stake
  4. Mexico City Chapultepec Stake
  5. Mexico City Churubusco Stake
  6. Mexico City Contreras Stake
  7. Mexico City Cuautepec Stake
  8. Mexico City Culturas Stake
  9. Mexico City Ermita Stake
  10. Mexico City Industrial Stake
  11. Mexico City Lindavista Stake
  12. Mexico City Madero Stake
  13. Mexico City Meyehualco Stake
  14. Mexico City Moctezuma Stake
  15. Mexico City Oriental Stake
  16. Mexico City Paraiso Stake
  17. Mexico City Tacubaya Stake
  18. Mexico City Tlahuac Stake
  19. Mexico City Tlalpan Stake
  20. Mexico City Villa Coapa Stake

Puebla

  1. Atlixco Mexico Stake
  2. Izúcar de Matamoros Mexico District
  3. Puebla Mexico Amalucan Stake
  4. Puebla Mexico Angelopolis Stake
  5. Puebla Mexico Arboledas Stake
  6. Puebla Mexico Cholula Stake
  7. Puebla Mexico Citlaltepetl District
  8. Puebla Mexico Fuertes Stake
  9. Puebla Mexico La Libertad Stake
  10. Puebla Mexico La Paz Stake
  11. Puebla Mexico Nealtican North Stake
  12. Puebla Mexico Nealtican Stake
  13. Puebla Mexico Ometoxtla Stake
  14. Puebla Mexico Valsequillo Stake

Hidalgo

  1. Atotonilco Mexico Stake
  2. Pachuca Mexico Centro Stake
  3. Pachuca Mexico South Stake
  4. Pachuca Mexico Stake
  5. Tezontepec Mexico Stake
  6. Tizayuca Mexico Stake
  7. Tula Mexico Stake
  8. Tulancingo Mexico Stake
  9. Valle del Mezquital Mexico Stake

Morelos

  1. Cuautla Mexico Palmas Stake
  2. Cuautla Mexico Stake
  3. Cuautla Mexico Zapata Stake
  4. Cuernavaca Mexico Zivac Stake
  5. Cuernavaca Mexico Stake
  6. Galeana Mexico Stake

Guerrero

  1. Acapulco Mexico Costa Azul Stake
  2. Acapulco Mexico Stake
  3. Chilpancingo Mexico Stake
  4. Iguala Mexico Stake

Michoacán

  1. Lazaro Cardenas Mexico Stake
  2. Morelia Mexico Aeropuerto Stake
  3. Morelia Mexico Stake
  4. Zitacuaro Mexico District

Queretaro

  1. Queretaro Mexico El Sol Stake
  2. Queretaro Mexico Los Arcos Stake
  3. Queretaro Mexico Stake

San Luis Potosí

  1. San Luis Potosi Mexico Benito Juarez Stake
  2. San Luis Potosi Mexico Stake

Tlaxcala

  1. Tlaxcala Mexico North Stake
  2. Tlaxcala Mexico Stake

Guanajuato

  1. Celaya Mexico Stake
  2. Guanajuato Mexico District


Presidents

  1. Marco A. Cárdenas 2019–
  2. Lester F. Johnson 2016–2019
  3. Manuel González Calvo 2012–2016
  4. Santiago Mejía Mora 2009–2012
  5. Ned B. Rouech 2005–2009
  6. Jerald L. Taylor 2002–2005
  7. Roy H. King Jr. 1999–2002
  8. Ted E. Brewerton 1997–1999
  9. Agricol L. Herrera 1993–1997
  10. Waldo P. Call 1990–1993
  11. Erasmo Flores de Imbert 1987–1990
  12. Harold Brown 1983–1987


See Also


Mexico City Mexico Temple

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The Mexico City Mexico Temple is the 26th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and the 1st of 14 temples completed in Mexico. Noted for its highly ornamented Mayan-inspired exterior, this temple is an acclaimed landmark in northeastern Mexico City, located near Bosque de Aragón—one of the city's principal parks. The temple grounds are park-like themselves, featuring beautiful gardens and an enchanting water feature. Several other Church buildings share the "Manzana del Templo" (Temple Square) including a missionary training center, stake center, patron housing facility, and an informative visitors' center—free to the public. The visitors' center's centerpiece is a supernal reproduction of Thorvaldsen's Christus statue. During Christmas, the grounds are decorated with hundreds of thousands of lights in a festive display of the season.


References

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