Boyd K. Packer, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve, had the privilege
of dedicating the
ANSWER: Besides Elder
Packer's dedication of the Regina Saskatchewan Temple, the only other times
when an apostle who was not a member of the First Presidency dedicated a temple
were as follows: 1) On May 17, 1888
Elder Wilford Woodruff, then President of the Quorum of Twelve, dedicated the
Manti Utah Temple. President John Taylor
had died on
QUESTION: Can you name the five apostles who have dedicated temples while serving as a counselor in the First Presidency?
ANSWER: The five apostles who have dedicated temples while serving as a counselor in the First Presidency are Daniel H. Wells (St. George Utah Temple), Marion G. Romney (Jordan River Temple), Gordon B. Hinckley (numerous temples), Thomas S. Monson (several temples), and James E. Faust (several temples).
QUESTION: Only three of our prophets have rededicated temples in this dispensation. Can you name these three prophets?
ANSWER: The only three prophets that have rededicated temples are President Spencer W. Kimball, President Gordon B. Hinckley, and President Thomas S. Monson. President Kimball rededicated four temples, President Hinckley rededicated 11 temples, and President Monson has rededicated 2 temples as of January of 2011.
QUESTION: Two apostles who were not presidents of the Church have rededicated temples. Can you name these two apostles and the temples they rededicated?
ANSWER: Elder L. Tom Perry rededicated the
QUESTION: Four times in church history two temples have been dedicated on the same day. Can you name these four occurrences?
QUESTION: What was the first year in which more than one temple was dedicated?
ANSWER: The first year in which more than one temple was dedicated
(in a given calendar year) was 1958. In that year, both
QUESTION: The year 1958 was the first year that two temples were dedicated in the same calendar year. What was the next year in which two or more temples were dedicated?
ANSWER: The next year following 1958 in which two temples were
dedicated was 1972. Both the
QUESTION: There have been 134 original temple dedications in this dispensation to date (January, 2011). How many of those 134 dedications were performed by someone other than the president of the Church (i.e., counselors in the presidency, other apostles, etc)?
ANSWER: Of the 134 temple dedications so far, 41 (30.6%) have been performed by brethren other than the president of the Church.