Int’l. President Hyung Jin Moon’s Speech in Germany

September 27, 2010

August 29, 2010, Limburg, Germany

Brothers and sisters, it is really great to see all of you here in Germany today. We don’t have so much time together. So we’ll want to focus on something that is very central to our spiritual life.

True Parents’ worldwide foundation
As you know, the broad foundation True Parents created is absolutely a miracle. I remember, when I was at Harvard University, we had to study also all these different religions, like Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. We also had to study these new movements like the Mormon tradition, the Baha’is, the Hare Krishnas, the Soka Gakkai and other traditions. And in that course we also had to study the Unification Church. Actually it was very much fun. It was not done in a negative way at all, but we were treated in a very fair manner. They taught how Father started, how he received the revelation from Jesus and his meeting with Jesus. We also learned how he was later tortured and put into prison and eventually was received by heads of states – very much according to the text book. So this was very surprising. It was so positive. It was unlike anything I had seen before. I was so surprised.

In Germany,  we have maybe 400 to 500 blessed families and sometimes we feel very small. Islam is growing, many people are searching on different avenues. We may feel very small as a religious community and we don’t really have a sufficient foundation. We have to remember, before we move forward, how good God has been in bringing us up to this point.Yes, „Gott ist groß!“ We have to realise that there is no religion, in past or present, that has accomplished so much all the way from nothing until the world level while the founder is still alive. There is not one example. In Christianity, Jesus died after doing his mission for three years. If you study Buddhism, you realise, although Buddha has done great, he was not able to go to the world level. Even looking at Islam, Mekka and Medina became Muslim cities during the lifetime of the Prophet, but Islam was not yet able to move to the world level. Also when we look at other world religions, like the Mormons during the life of their founder Joseph Smith, or the Baha’is during the life of their founder Baha’ullah who died in prison – none of them was able to move to the world stage. The world’s religious leaders were not able to move to the world stage during their lifetime on earth. They were always persecuted and sometimes even killed.

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Heavenly Fortune Festival for Word Peace and Unification

September 25, 2010

September 12, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung, Yongsan Seoul Korea

But before we go into that, let’s first start with Romans, chapter 6 verse 5. Let’s read this together, “If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.” Aju!

These are the words of Saint Paul and he is of course reflecting on the Christian faith and becoming one with Christ in his death and also when he returns, when Christ returns, that we will certainly be united, we will become one with Christ and his mission and his purpose etc.. We will come together with him.

Now this is very important because for the Christian faith, the fundamental purpose of the Christian faith is awaiting the Lord to come; that the Lord will return and that when he returns we will serve him and build his kingdom.  This is really the purpose of the Christian faith.  It is to unite with Christ when he returns.

In Islam, we know that Islam also sees that Jesus is the Messiah and that  he will also return.Very interestingly enough in the Hadith tradition when Jesus returns he will break the cross, he will shatter it, he will take it down.You may have heard about a messianic man who takes down crosses that we know of! So the Islamic tradition also sees the One who is to return.

Of course in the Hindu traditions we see the Kalki Avatar. In the Buddhist tradition we see the Maitreya  Buddha. In the Confucian tradition we see the True Man, the Righteous One who will return and guide everybody back to benevolence and ethics etc…

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Eight-Times-A-Day-Prayer Condition

September 24, 2010
On September 5th Service, Rev. Hyung Jin Nim started sharing about the new eight-times-a-day-prayer special condition to actualize the eight stages of perfection; divide the day into eight sections and pray eight times a day, going from individual all the way to the level of God; to segment the day and offer the entire day to God.

Times Hoonsa nims do the prayers:

The Hoonsa nims at CBG are following this schedule: 3:00 am, 4:50 am, 6:05 am, 9:00 am, 12:00 (noon), 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 9:00 pm.

Prayer Format:

1. Manifest Unification Principle, saying, “Give and receive action, four position foundation, may I inherit the true love and word of God.”

Do a full bow.

Sitting on bended knees (if you can) – Do numbers 2-5

2. Say:

“Victory of establishment of God’s kingship – 억 만세 (pronounced Eong Mansei)”

– then bow forward, touching forehead to floor.

“True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind – 억 만세 (pronounced Eong Mansei)”

– then bow forward, touching forehead to the floor.

“Building of Cheon Il Guk – 억 만세 (pronounced Eong Mansei)”

– then bow forward, touching forehead to the floor.

3. 8 Stages of Prayer:

1.) God

2.) Spirit World and Cosmos

3) World

4) Nations (to come to God)

5.) Society, tribes

6.) Clan

7.) Family

8.) Individual

4. Recite Family Pledge: With Open Hands (hands together, palms facing upward),

recite all eight pledges in Korean.

5. Motioning with your hands: From Head to Heart, saying – “May I inherit the true love and word of God”

– then bow forward, touching forehead to the floor.

6. Rise: Manifest Unification Principle, saying, “Give and receive action, four position foundation, may I return

glory to God until my ascension to the spirit world.” Aju!

7. Do a full bow.

8. Turning to people to your right and left: Say, “May you receive heavenly fortune.”

Report on International President’s Tour of Israel and Europe

September 24, 2010

September 5, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung, Yongsan Seoul Korea

Main Sermon:

Brothers and sisters, today I’d like to first share with you a little bit about the Jerusalem and Europe visits, and then I will move on into the main part of the sermon. We never planned to go to Jerusalem. As you know, for the Korean church right now, it is a very busy time. We’re now preparing for over sixteen thousand blessed couples to be blessed in October. So it is not the best time to be going on visits to other nations! But Father expressly ordered for us to be in Jerusalem. As you know, on July 8th, Father first did the proclamation of True Parents’ eternal word in Korea, and then on the 28th of July in America, so the third Israel and the second Israel, and then Father ordered to do it in the first Israel, in Jerusalem, to proclaim True Parents’ substantial word of God. So initially we were going to Europe, but we had to make an extra trip to Israel.

It was the first time for us in the Holy Land. As soon as we landed and entered into the Holy Land, we went immediately to the olive tree that True Parents designated as the site where Jesus prayed before he was crucified. It’s a thousand-year-old olive tree, and there are three nails in it—as some of you that have been there know—representing the three Abrahamic faiths, that True Parents actually put into the tree. And we could still find those nails that represent Judaism, Christianity and Islam, engrafting onto the olive tree. We were able to go there and give a prayer, and also to place True Parents’ picture within the tree. We also visited the place where Jesus is traditionally said to have prayed before his crucifixion. Then we moved on to the Dead Sea to see the place of the Essene community, the early community that was waiting for the return of the Christ and that created the very famous Dead Sea Scrolls and the Apocryphal literature that was retrieved from that incredible, historic area.

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Rev. Hyung Jin Moon’s Sermon Report about trip to Asian Countries – Nepal, Thailand & the Philippines

September 11, 2010

August 8, 2010, Cheon Bok Gung, Yongsan Seoul Korea

Main Sermon:

Brothers and sisters, it is wonderful to be back.

Upon True Parents order, we had the chance and privilege to travel to South East Asia, this time to meet our wonderful brothers and sisters of Nepal, the Philippines and also Thailand.  So we want to share with you briefly about some of the events that happened.  Really, we saw the miraculous hand of God in every country; it was absolutely incredible.

What’s interesting about these nations is that Nepal is 90% Hindu; Thailand is predominantly Buddhist and the Philippines is, of course, a Catholic nation – about 85% Roman Catholic – and then, of course, other forms of Christianity as well.  Let us look at some of the slides.

We have the three nations that were visited.  Here we are flying to Nepal on Korean Air.  We arrived at Katmandu.  We only had a couple of days, only about a week where we could visit these three nations, because we had already been to America just a week past, and had missed on out too many services here on the ground.  So we had to get everything done within a week.

Within two days, we spent time in Nepal.  Here [reference to slide] we are arriving with the UPF International President Dr. Walsh, Taj Hamad, and our Continental Director Mr. Yong.  As we arrived, we had wonderful greetings from the Congressmen and women that were present, and also the Deputy Sheriff with police force that came out.  Here are some of the Congressmen and women that came out just to do some greetings.  The young lady next to my wife is the youngest member of the parliament.  She is a Congresswoman just recently elected.  The man that is two away from her with the red tie and a black suit is our Nepalese brother Ek Nath, who is our National Director there, and he is a current Congressman in Nepal’s parliament. He’s such an incredible individual.

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H.J. Moon: Consultation Meeting on the Proposed Inter-religious Council at the UN

September 7, 2010

By Rev. Hyung Jin Moon, UPF Chairman

August 31, 2010, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons, London, UK

Dr. Hyung Jin Moon speaks to the audience

Dr. Hyung Jin Moon speaks to the audience

Distinguished British leaders from all walks of life, Ambassadors of Peace, Ladies and Gentlemen! Dr. Braybrooke and Imam Sajid, thank you for your inspiring, eloquent words and for gracing this occasion with your presence, and for your lifelong commitment in service to God and global peace.

It is my distinct honor and privilege to stand before you today in this historic venue, the “mother of all parliaments,” and to share with you a few words on behalf of my parents, Rev. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon, Father and Mother Moon.

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