True Parents’ Entrance into the Original Palace and Coronation – Building an Era of Tranquility and Peace for Cheon Il Guk and the Kingdom of the Peaceful, Ideal World
Sun Myung Moon
June 13, 2006
June 13 morning: Opening Ceremony for the Cheon Jeong Gung
The Opening Ceremony for the Cheon Jeong Gung was held at Cheon Jeong Gung on Mt. Cheonseong in Chung Pyung world village on June 13, 2006. And around 5,000 people participated at the main ceremony and other 25,000 people watched the event through screens which were set up in different area such as the Chungshim Graduate School of Theology and at the Heaven and Earth Training Center.
Prior to this ceremony, since June 6 to 12, around 120,000 members from 147 countries came to the Chung Pyung Heaven and Earth Training Center and Cheon Jeong Gung Museum.
Rev. Sung-jo Hwang, President of FFWPU Korea as the MC and Prof. Lynne Kim from Sun Moon University as the English translator began with the opening remarks. After True Parents and some True Children arrived at the palace by car parade, Rev. Chung-hwan Kwak , International President of FFWPU and IIFWP, offered the Declaration before Heaven. This was followed by True Parents’ Benediction. After that there was tape cutting, which was followed by Consecration of the Palace by True Parents.
This ceremony was the event to put an end to God’s pain and suffering, that all humankind has been dreaming of for a long time. It was a day that the whole spirit world were dancing in joy. It was a ceremony of victory, happiness, and hope.
After True Parents and other True Family members entered the palace, there was a congratulatory performance which included dances by the Didim Dance Troupe and the Universal Ballet.
At the second part of the program on this day, the coronation of the King and Queen of Peace in Heaven and on Earth, Rev. Chung-shik Yang, North America Continental Director of FFWPU offered the Invocation.
This was followed by the Entrance of Flag-bearers from 120 nations, Peace Police, Peace and Kingdom Police. The there was the Entrance of Representative citizens of Nations and Korean Clans who offered crowns. And with the entrance of the attendants, True Parents entered as the King and Queen of Peace accompanied by True Children.
Dedication of the Royal Seal and Scepter from Hyung-jin nim and Rev. Kwak to True Parents was next, and this was followed by Hoisting the Cheon Il Guk Flag and Singing the Cheon Il Guk Anthem (Holy Song Blessing of Glory). At this time True Father went to the podium to speak to all and declare the establishment of Cheon Il Guk. The Declaration contained many important headings, and below are 7 headings of the right way of life for citizens of Cheon Il Guk.
You will establish the realm of three generations your family, perfect the Four Great Realms of Heart, and attend God on the vertical axis for eternity.
No matter what the situation, you will live with your mind and body united as one.
You must continue the work of engrafting people onto the True Olive Tree, by having them participate in the grace of exchange (cross-cultural) marriage, until the day when all humankind, numbering more than 300 billion souls, is restored to God’s lineage.
Communicate in prayer with the heavenly world with sincerity and dedication, so you may become perfected in your spirit self while you are living on the earth.
In order to belong to Heaven, you must change ownership by participating in the Ceremony of Returning Ownership, offering everything you own to God and then receiving it back from God.
As the citizens of Cheon Il Guk, please have the wisdom to protect and love nature.
Age after the Coming of Heaven that God and True Parents have opened is a time of dramatic change. As registered citizens of Cheon Il Guk, you have the mission to make this era blossom and bear fruit in blessing and glory by becoming Heaven’s emissaries, fulfilling the dual missions of the Peace Kingdom Police Force’ and Peace Kingdom Corps.’ Serving humanity under the banner of the UPF, which is working to establish the position of the Abel-type United Nations.
Following the speech, True Parents bestowed the Cheon Il Guk Scripture and Holy Items on the representatives of Korean clans and of each continent. After that True Parents awarded Heung-jin nim (represented by Hoon-sook nim) and Dae-mo nim (represented by Mrs. Sun-ae Hong) for their fruitful and hard work for the providence.
After that True Parents gave the Benediction for this historical event. And with the three cheers of eug mansei by Rev. Dae-haeng Yu, General President of FFWPU Japan and the closing remarks by the MC, the opening ceremony for the Cheon Jeong Gung ended.
June 13 afternoon: Congratulatory Banquet for Cheon Jeong Gung Entrance
Around 300 representatives and leaders from around the world (including some former presidents, Members of Parliament and Peace Ambassadors) participated in the Congratulatory Banquet for the Cheon Jeong Gung Entrance together with True Parents and True Children.
Dr. Thomas Walsh, International Secretary-General of IIFWP as the MC gave the opening remarks which were followed by the offering of flowers to True Parents by Mr. and Mrs. Stanislav Shushkevich, former Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Belarus. This was followed by the Cake Cutting by True Parents.
Archbishop George A. Stallings offered an Invocation where many people from different religious backgrounds prayed and became one in heart.
Hyun-jin nim spoke to the participants. At first he read from True Father’s speech titled: ‘The Mission of the Clan Messiah in the Revolutionary Era after the Coming of Heaven’. This speech was given on June 1, 2006 at The Rally of the Federation of Unified Korean Clans to Save the Homeland of Universal Peace. After reading the speech, he spoke with the participants giving words of hope very powerfully, emphasizing that ‘First and foremost, you need to make it known to every member of your clan that the revolutionary era after the coming of heaven, that is, the era for the establishment of Cheon Il Guk, has now arrived’. His words mostly welcomed the participants as they all cheered loudly and with warm applause, repeating loudly the words that Hyun-jin nim said, ‘Hallelujah’, ‘Hallelujah, God!’, ‘Hallelujah, True Parents!’, and ‘Hallelujah, Cheon Il Guk!’.
After that Prof. Yu Ji-ho (Tenor) sang the Congratulatory Song giving joy to True Parents and all the participants.