For those interested in attending or viewing President Thomas S. Monson’s funeral Friday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and media broadcast outlets are providing several options.
The funeral will be held at noon Friday in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
The 21,000-seat Conference Center will be open on a first-come, first-served basis. There will also be overflow seating in the Tabernacle and Assembly Hall on Temple Square.
The funeral services will be broadcast live via MormonNewsroom.org, mormontabernaclechoir.org, LDS.org (in Chinese — Cantonese and Mandarin, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and ASL, with closed captioning in English and Spanish), KSL TV, the KSL TV app, BYUtv, BYUtv Global, KBYU 11, BYUtv International, Mormon Channel, Canal Mormón (Spanish) and on the Church satellite system. In addition, audio broadcasts will air on KSL Radio and BYU Radio.
To accommodate those who would like to attend in person or view via the listed media options, the LDS Church is providing time off for its employees.
The following Church office buildings on the Temple Square campus will be closed Friday: the Church Administration Building, Church Office Building, Church offices housed in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, the North Office Building, the Church History Museum, the Church History Library, and Family History Library.
LDS Family Services, Deseret Industries, Bishop’s Storehouses and Production facilities between Cache County and Utah County will also be closed Friday.
The Salt Lake Temple, as well as the Provo, Provo City Center, and other temples along the Wasatch Front will remain open during normal hours.
Brigham Young University will continue with normal operations, but encourages students and staff to use BYU broadcast options or online services to view the proceedings.
Utah Valley University Institute students will be able to view the funeral at the institute building on campus.
Missionaries in the Utah Provo Mission are encouraged to watch and some missionaries will watch during zone conferences.
Missionaries in the Utah Orem Mission are encouraged to take time and go to local chapels to watch the funeral services.
Even as members of the church pause to pay last respects to their prophet, the work of the church continues to go forward.
According to a press release on mormonnewsroom.org missionaries receiving their calls this week won’t have the signature of the president of the church. President Russell M. Nelson as senior apostle is signing the calls.