The Words of the Sun Myung Moon from 2012
Dear European Brothers and Sisters,
Thank you so much for your constant heart and Jeong Seong in support of True Parents at this momentous time in God's providence.
As you know our Beloved True Father ascended into the spirit world at 1:54 am on 7.17 by the heavenly calendar in the 3rd year of Cheon-gi (September 3rd 2012) in the loving company of True Mother and True Children. From today we enter a thirteen day Seonghwa period culminating in True Father's Seonghwa Ceremony.
It is my great privilege to represent you all at this time and I therefore want to share with you that I could accompany Kook Jin Nim to True Father's room on the 8th floor of the Cheongshim International Medical Center yesterday during the last few hours of his earthly life. There I could offer a prayer and tell True Father: `I am here with all Blessed Central Families from Europe to offer you our deep heart and honour'.
Yesterday morning True Mother called the Continental Directors together for a meeting and I could feel how much True Mother's heart and spirit is in total oneness with True Father. She delivered a message that all True Children, all Blessed Central Families and Church members should be one and completely united with True Parents in offering glory and honour for (what was at that time) True Father's expected ascension.
True Mother was already aware that True Father's passing was close at hand. She asked us to prepare to send him to Heaven and to feel gratitude in deep understanding of the meaning and significance of the Seonghwa Ceremony. She advised that we should think of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind who are alive and deeply reflect upon True Father's life of total investment.
True Mother emphasized that the thirteen day Seonghwa period, which begins from today, should prepare for the most glorious and dignified Ceremony for our True Father as the one and only victorious Savior and True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind. This should be attended by our worldwide membership, but also we should bring representative Heads of State and Government and the highest level VIPs to join with us in offering deep respect as participants in the Ceremony.
The Seonghwa Ceremony should also be held worldwide so that all members and Ambassadors for Peace who are not able to attend in Korea can offer their heart and respect to True Father.
Let all the Korean people and all the world join!
(We will pass further guidance and information as soon as it becomes available)
Very early this morning the announcement was made that True Father had ascended to the spirit world. True Mother had mentioned that the spiritual and physical worlds are absolutely united and showed her strong determination that the Unification Church and Movement will make ten times greater accomplishment than ever before.
True Mother encourages as many as possible of our precious Family Members to come to Korea to join the Seonghwa Ceremony. We are all the precious children of our True Parents and naturally feel the heart to attend our True Parents in this most significant and historical moment.
More information will be officially confirmed shortly, but we expect that arrivals in Korea should be on 13th or 14th September, for an expected Seonghwa Ceremony on 15th September and a public address by True Mother on the 17th September (departures on 18th).
Please immediately inform your National Headquarters of your attendance at the Seonghwa Ceremony in Korea so that your HQ can inform the European Office and we can report an estimation of numbers attending from Europe to World Mission Headquarters.
Yong Cheon Song
President Unification Church, Europe
Continental Director of Europe