From October 13th-16th, the House of Worship in Chile will be inaugurated as a gift to humanity! This temple is the last of the continental Houses of Worship to be built and its dedication is a joyous and jubilant historic occasion. In honour of this event, we’ve gathered details on how you can watch the inauguration, the official social media accounts for the Templo Baha’i de Sudamerica (the Baha’i Temple of South America), and previous articles and videos showcased on Baha’i Blog about this unique edifice.
How to Participate in this Triumphant Occasion
If you’d like to watch, live video coverage of the public opening ceremony will be provided on the Baha’i World News Service website on October 13th, 14:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), for approximately 90 minutes. A recording will be made available soon after, in case you are unable to watch it live.
All the main events of the dedication will be streamed on the official website of the Chile Temple:http://templo.bahai.cl/. Audio will be provided in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Here is a schedule of the events that will be broadcast live:
Thursday October 13th
Public opening ceremony 14:00-15:30 GMT
Friday October 14th
Conference opening & first session 13:00-16:15 GMT
Conference – second session 19:00-21:15 GMT
Saturday October 15
Conference – third session 12:00-14:15 GMT
Sunday 16 October
Conference – Closure 22:00-23:30 GMT
Social Media Accounts to Follow
Curious to see inside before the ceremonies begin? The official Vimeo account for the Temple recently released this video, and you can also watch all the newsreels (in both Spanish and English) that document the Temple’s construction and development. There are also official accounts for the Chile Temple on Instagram and FaceBook.
More about Houses of Worship on Baha’i Blog
If you’d like to read more about the general design of Baha’i Houses of Worship, Michael wrote What Kind of Temple is This?. I’ve also written about the soon-to-be-built first seven local Houses of Worship and what they mean for those of living in faraway communities in Baha’i Houses of Worship: A Personal Reflection on the Work Ahead.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) released a short film about this continental House of Worship, and Hariri Pontarini Architects also produced a short film about Siamak Hariri’s design for the Chile temple.
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