The Marriage Has Come: Holy Wedding and Holy Community

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!
God’s will has been done.
The Marriage has come;
Earth and Heaven shall be one.”

Dr. Thomas Selover, “The Marriage Has Come: Holy Wedding and Holy Community”. Applied Unificationism Blog, 1 June 2020

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.

True Mother’s Message at Commemoration of the True Parents’ Holy Birth

1.6 by the heavenly calendar in the 10th year of Cheon Il Guk (February 6, 2022)

True mother gave a short message at the Cheon Il Guk Gyeongbae Ceremony in Commemoration of the True Parents’ Holy Birth which was held on 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.

Source: http://familyfedihq.org/2022/02/true-mothers-message-at-commemoration-of-the-true-pa/, accessed March 8, 2022

Day of the Victory of Love

Proclaimed 2 January 1984

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.

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True Children’s Day

Excerpts from Cheon Seong Gyeong (2014)

30. After God created all things in heaven and on earth, He was to have welcomed Children’s Day centering on Adam and Eve. If He could have welcomed Children’s Day at that time, then He would have gone on to establish Parents’ Day, the Day of All Things and God’s Day. In light of this, what is Children’s Day all about? It is the day when we can be victorious as children and reach the position of universal glory. However, because the human ancestors fell, ever since the time of Adam not even one person has entered the glorious state that God would have permitted them to enter had they succeeded in aligning themselves with God’s Will. Until that day, the purpose of history has been to restore humankind, or to save humankind, by pulling them back and placing them in the original position where they were at the beginning. This has been God’s providential history of restoration. We should not celebrate Children’s Day simply because it is a day different from other days. Children’s Day is when we children celebrate that we, who due to the Fall could not enter the state where we could partake in God’s glory, can finally for the first time in history abide in the state where we can participate in His glory. (21-181, 1968.11.20)

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