First Presidency announces adjustments to Temple garments

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SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints First Presidency announced on Friday an adjustment to the ceremonial clothing worn by those Latter-day Saints doing Temple work.

The First Presidency’s letter reads as follows:

“We are pleased to announce adjustments to the sacred ceremonial clothing worn only in the temple. These clothing adjustments do not change temple doctrine or symbolism but are designed to enhance members’ experience in the temple and make the ceremonial clothing easier to put on, care for, and afford.

If preferred, members may continue to use their current ceremonial clothing.It need not be replaced by the new style.

“We express our gratitude for members’ faithful efforts to worship in the temple. We know that regular attendance will bring increased joy and happiness,” said the First Presidency in the press release.

For additional information on changes to Temple ceremonial clothing visit “Improving Our Temple Experience” at or go to