The Oceania community will be celebrating the Birthday Celebration of our True Parents* and the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week at the Peace Embassy on Saturday, 4th February 2023 from 9:30 AM- 2:30 PM Sydney Time. Everyone is invited! 🥳 The celebration will include True Parents’ life course lectures and testimonies from our blessed families and Ambassadors for Peace. Also, there is a question and answer session after the lectures. The highlight of the celebration is the awarding of the YOUTH AMBASSADORS FOR PEACE certificate to young individuals who are at least 14-30 years of age, should be of good character, and must be committed to serving their community, nation, and the world. Please email Rev. Santosh at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and clarification.
*The birthdays of FFWPU co-founders Rev Sun Myung Moon (1920-2012) and Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon (1943- ) are commemorated on the 6th day of the 1st month on the lunar calendar, i.e. 27th January in 2023 on the Gregorian calendar.
Dr. Selover’s conclusion (read the whole article here):
Why should True Parent’s Holy Wedding day also be celebrated as Heavenly Parent’s Day? God, Heavenly Parent, is the one who most proudly and joyously celebrates True Parents’ Holy Wedding as the chief celebrant. Normally, at a wedding, who are the chief celebrants? The parents of the bride and groom. In this case, the parent(s) of the bride and groom are the same, Heavenly Parent. In other words, for God’s Day (Heavenly Parent’s Day), we not only celebrate God but also celebrate with God. As the portal through which all of Heavenly Parent’s multitudes of children are being re-born and re-connected, the Holy Wedding has cosmic significance.
Because True Mother proclaimed “Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community” at a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Holy Wedding, we can better understand the internal connection. “Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community” is a name that reflects the centrality of Heavenly Parent, our Creator and sustainer. It also focuses on the holiness of the worldwide community that has the Holy Wedding as its starting point.
There is much more to be said about the significance of the new name for our community, but if we view it in light of renewed emphasis on the Holy Wedding, it will be easier to appreciate this new name and recognize it as also something to celebrate.
Going forward, let us celebrate the True Parents’ Holy Wedding along with our Heavenly Parent, inviting one and all! How? With dancing and singing! We can start with the words and music of that great Unification holy song by Dan Fefferman, “The Marriage Has Come!”:
“People listen! God’s will has been done. The Marriage has come; Earth and Heaven shall be one.”
1.6 by the heavenly calendar in the 10th year of Cheon Il Guk (February 6, 2022)
I am pleased to see you. In welcoming this hope-filled and vibrant year of the black tiger, I pray that that all of you will be able to sound trumpets of victory that Heaven will remember.
What if, during the last year of the black tiger in 1962, True Parents’ Holy Wedding had been held on the foundation of Christianity welcoming them?
Since Jesus’ crucifixion, the Christian cultural realm has been so passionately and earnestly awaiting the Messiah, who had said he would return. With some final words, Jesus said he would come again and that when he did, he would hold the marriage supper of the Lamb. Then, who is it that Christians must wait for? Whom must they meet without fail? Who is it that must be born? [True Parents!]
With the beginning of the year of the black tiger, I wondered how things would be if the truth about the birth of the only begotten Daughter—who was able to embrace Christianity—had been revealed? God has worked so hard and waited so impatiently for sixty years. However, now the only begotten Daughter, the True Mother, the Mother of Peace, the Mother of the universe, has proclaimed Cheon Il Guk and declared that it is firmly established. On that foundation, at this time when we must reveal the conclusion of the providence to the Korean people and to the world, you must become magnets.
The principle of a magnet that is one with True Parents…. Wherever you work and wherever you go, there will always be righteous people for whom Heaven has labored, and that Heaven has prepared for this one day. Be confident when you explain who you are. Do you understand? Due to your unity with True Parents, people will be drawn to you as if you are magnets. I bless all of you to become those who step forward courageously and confidently.
Sun Myung Moon January 2, 1987 World Mission Center Translator: Dr. Bo Hi Pak
Summary of the First Part
Right after World War II, America had the opportunity to embrace the entire world and bring about the fulfillment of God’s dispensation, but through what happened in Korea, America lost that chance.
At that time, Korean Christians were divided into two camps. The devout Christians who had been opposed to the Japanese were on the Abel side, and those who had compromised their faith, as well as those who had studied in the United States during the war, were on the Cain side. If the Cain camp had united with the Abel camp, God’s new dispensational era would have begun.
But the two camps accused each other as heretics. Those on the Abel side, who had to work underground, considered themselves the only pure Christians. The established Christians, those on the Cain side, accused the underground Christians for harboring the heretical belief in the imminent coming of the Messiah. I was in the position to bring harmony between the two camps, but since my message was that the Messiah must come as a man in the flesh, I was accused by both sides.