51-year Anniversary of True Parents’ Holy Wedding
Sun Myung Moon
April 18, 2011
Hoon Dok Hae at the 51-year Anniversary of True Parents’ Holy Wedding on March 16 (heavenly calendar)
A. International Official Letter (5/4 solar): “On April 18 (3.16 by the Heavenly Calendar in the Second Year of the Heavenly Foundation), the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind, on the 51st anniversary of their Holy Wedding, offered a Hoon Dok Hae devotion that lasted for over twelve hours, during which time True Parents did not even drink a sip of water, in order to re-proclaim the Age After the Coming of Heaven. This signifies the completion of restoration through indemnity during the Age Before the Coming of Heaven and the Age of Returning to God. Father explained that it is the age in which the positions of Adam and Eve that God hoped for before the Fall have been sought and established.” This was True Parents’ proclamation.
B. At the Hoon Dok Hae on that day, True Parents read twice, adding explanation, the speech of the “Cosmic Assembly for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind and for the Proclamation of the Word by God’s Substantial Self,” and the third reading was done by Mrs. McDevitt. Then True Parents spoke to Rev. Hyung Jin Moon, the International President. True Parents said, “When the Era Before the Coming of Heaven is changed to the Era After the Coming of Heaven, it is necessary to live a life of ‘Settlement at Noon.’ You have to live a life without any shadows from the top of your head to the tip of your toe.” Concerning motivation, they said, “You have to think of True Parents first. Do you think of your children more than True Parents?” They spoke about donation, “It is not good that you use your money for what you need and make a donation from the leftover.” True Parents gave these precious words. After the 12-hour Hoon Dok Hae, True Parents dressed up for the celebration of the anniversary of their Holy Wedding. (From the notes of Mrs. Naoko Hiraki who attended the Hoon Dok Hae)
After True Parents had made such a historical proclamation in Las Vegas, they went back to Korea to hold the “Cosmic Assembly for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind and for the Proclamation of the Word by God’s Substantial Self” in Korea. Then, they left Korea for Europe.
C. The “Cosmic Assembly for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind and for the Proclamation of the Word by God’s Substantial Self” in Korea
From Korea, True Parents began the world speaking tour for proclaiming the ultimate conclusion and fulfillment of the providence of restoration.
The “Cosmic Assembly for the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind and for the Proclamation of the Word by God’s Substantial Self” in Korea was held at Convensia, Songdo in Inchon, Korea on March 22 (heavenly calendar, 4/24/2011 solar) at 11:00 am, with 12,000 church members and Ambassadors for Peace attending. That day, Father spoke for almost two hours and asked all participants to practice his words in their daily life.
The Significance of the “Era After the Coming of Heaven” proclaimed on March 16
Father already proclaimed the “Era After the Coming of Heaven” on May 5, 2004. What is the difference between the Era After the Coming of Heaven on May 5, 2004 and this time? Father says in his speech this time, “Through this tour, I am leading a lifestyle befitting the era after the coming of heaven. Please engrave this point in your hearts.” It seems to mean that the Era After the Coming of Heaven is now being expanded substantially toward East, West, South and North and Up, Down, Left and Right.
According to Professor Oh’s explanation of the providence, “Father proclaimed 3 phases of the 4-year course from 2001 to 2012: the first 4-year course from 2001 to 2004; the second 4-year course from 2005 to 2008; the third 4-year course from 2009 to 2012. The first 4-year course was the period for establishing the foundation of faith vertically. The second 4-year course was the period to establish the foundation of substance, which was a horizontal foundation for establishing Cheon Il Guk. Finally, the third 4-year course is the age of God’s sovereignty and the period for substantializing Cheon Il Guk.”
Father proclaimed “Ssang Hap Sip Seung Il” on May 5, 2004 at Yeosu and said that the “Era Before the Coming of Heaven” was changed to the “Era After the Coming of Heaven.” At that time, he seemed to proclaim the beginning of the “Era After the Coming of Heaven.” However, the significance of the proclamation on March 16 (heavenly calendar) this year (2011) is different from that in 2004.
True Parents’ victory now in 2011 is much bigger than that in 2004. When we look back on the year 2010, there were True Parents’ golden wedding anniversary, universalization of the Seung Hwa Ceremony, offering of the 8 major textbooks and teaching materials, the beginning of the age of the heavenly calendar, and the “World Assembly to Proclaim the Embodiment of God’s Word and the Era of the Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind.” Father proclaimed that God’s fatherland was Korea. Now is the age of God’s direct dominion.
The proclamation this year was made at the 51st anniversary of True Parents’ Holy Wedding, so it was proclaimed in the position of overcoming the number 50. As Father says in his speech, “I am leading a lifestyle befitting the era after the coming of heaven,” the proclamation this time means that the victorious lifestyle of the Era After the Coming of Heaven will be expanded. In other words, it means the proclamation of the conclusion of the Era After the Coming of Heaven. Therefore, through the proclamation, the rapid cleansing of the sinful world will happen, and if we fulfill our responsibility through our practice, God’s foundation will be dynamically established in an unimaginable speed and scale. We have entered into such an age. Then, let’s think of our attitude in this age.