At A Glance:
- Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community will be the new umbrella housing all Unificationist subsidiaries, including Universal Peace Federation (UPF), Family Federation for World Peace and Unification (FFWPU), and Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP)
- Cheon Il temple, the new Heavenly Parent’s temple in Korea, will be built and offered to Heaven in spring 2023
- All Unificationist events and holy days will now be celebrated on the 16th day of the third month of the Lunar calendar
- True Mother appointed Dr. Young-Ho Yun as Director General
Thousands of Unificationists from around the world tuned in online for a special live broadcast celebration of True Parents’ 60th Holy Wedding Anniversary in Korea. Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his wife Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon, co-founders of the Unification movement and affectionately known as True Parents, became one with God (known as Heavenly Parent) on March 16, 1960 through their Holy Marriage Blessing.
“The importance of the 16th day of the third month of the Lunar calendar will be conveyed and passed down to generations for eternity,” said True Mother on May 8 as she addressed Unificationists who had gathered at the HJ Heaven and Earth CheonBo Training Center. She shared the providential and historical significance of the date with Unificationists in the room and those participating online. “The perfection of the providence is akin to the spring season and it goes full circle,” she said. “All events and holy days, even True Parents’ Day and Heavenly Parent’s Day, will now be celebrated on the 16th day of the third month of the Lunar calendar.”
The announcement was one of several, where True Mother delivered the main message of the celebration as Unificationists honored her wedding anniversary with flower bouquets, entertainment, a cake, and gifts. Many leaders shared their heartfelt wishes for the occasion. True Mother happily received everyone but also emphasized the importance of this time and the role of Unificationists as representatives of True Parents and Heavenly Parent. “When we look at the Covid-19 crisis, we can see with lockdowns and closures of borders that the world is more divided,” said True Mother. “We can no longer delay the providence and humanity cannot continue suffering. I hope this was a time for self-reflection and I really hope that you can take this opportunity to make a firm resolve to be victorious and successful in your endeavors.”
True Mother called on Unificationists worldwide to unite and work toward establishing God’s providence by ensuring all people know about True Parents and Heavenly Parent, enabling Him to dwell among humanity. “My mission is to show families how to lead lives centered on Heavenly Parent,” True Mother said. “Each of you has the power to move a hundred people, and if those people move a thousand people, we can transform this world.”
A new plan and general director, Dr. Young-Ho Yun, was unveiled to strengthen the international headquarters of the Unification movement, where all subsidiaries will now be housed under the new name of Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community. “Christianity is now facing its twilight; that is why I am trying to bring everyone under Heavenly Parent’s standard,” said True Mother. “Churches did not fulfill their responsibilities. This community will become the great umbrella of Heavenly Parent that will encompass all of the various activities that we have done, including all of the NGOs like UPF, FFWPU, and WFWP. Just as a mother embraces all of her children, this is a great umbrella that will embrace the entire world.”
True Mother also announced that a Heavenly Parent’s temple, called the Cheon Il temple, will be offered up to Heaven in spring 2023. “True Father’s words cannot be allowed to fall on barren ground,” she said. “We need to build a place where people from all around the world can assemble. The line of people coming here to Korea to Heavenly Parent’s temple will be endless.”
True Mother encouraged Unificationists to remain steadfast and further their efforts to educate people in their communities. “I have been receiving reports from around the world and will personally tour the world,” she said. “Your daily lives at this moment will be the foundation for an eternal life as citizens of Heaven. We should all align completely and work together. Let’s march forward with one voice and one action.”
Credit: FFWPU USA, 2020 May, 9: Highlights from 60th Holy Wedding Anniversary Broadcast, accessed 29 May, 2020.