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Dear Gramps,

Why are temples closed on Sundays? According to me, that would be a perfect day to serve the Lord in his House. And as a temple worker, I would be honored to serve the Lord in His House on His Day. So why do they close temples on Sunday?

Thank you for your answer!





Dear Riccardo,

The temple is a holy place. However, it is only one component of the gospel. For example, you do not receive the sacrament in the temple. Priesthood ordinations, baby blessings, and many areas of teaching and organizing members for service are only done in our wards and stakes. It’s also a day for members to attend church services together with their families.

The Sabbath Day is a great day for home teaching, visiting others and organizing and preparing for the needs of the members. Our visitors centers are open on Sundays to help with missionary work and to explain the importance of temples in our faith.

If the temple was open on Sunday, couldn’t you just think of how many of the members would be serving in the temple instead of their other callings? The temple is closed for a purpose, and that is for the benefit of all the members. We need to enrich those around us with the Light of Christ and Sunday is one of the best days of the week to do exactly that.






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