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CALGARY, Alberta — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated their 140th temple, and their third temple in Alberta.
The temple was dedicated Sunday morning by Thomas S. Monson, who also performed the traditional cornerstone ceremony earlier that morning. Local church leaders and members gathered for the dedication Sunday, and for the cultural celebration Saturday.
"Remember what you feel here as well as what you see here," President Monson said during the cornerstone ceremony. "This is a very good occasion."
The gray granite building is 33,000-square-feet, and the gold and green interior color scheme was meant to reflect the role of agriculture in Alberta's culture. Throughout, hardware and stained glass windows revealed a wheat motif.
Before the dedication, more than 100,000 people toured the temple during the three-week open house.