by Dr. Thomas Selover, Applied Unificationism Blog, 1 June 2020
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!Dr. Thomas Selover, “The Marriage Has Come: Holy Wedding and Holy Community”. Applied Unificationism Blog, 1 June 2020
God’s will has been done.
The Marriage has come;
Earth and Heaven shall be one.”
Photo at top: Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han at True Parent’s Holy Wedding, April 11, 1960 (3.16 on the lunar calendar), Seoul, Korea.