This year’s True Heavenly Parents’ Day, which celebrates putting God at the centre of our lives, will take place on Saturday, April 16th 2022.
“God’s Day” was founded on January 1st, 1968 as one of the major Unificationist Holy Days.
On February 10th, 2013, it was renamed as “True Heavenly Parents’ Day”
This year, the Holy Day will take place on Saturday, April 16th 2022, alongside True Parents’ Day and the Cosmic Blessing.
But what actually is “True Heavenly Parents’ Day”?
It is a celebration of God, our Heavenly Parent and our rededication to him.
What has Rev. Sun Myung Moon say on the topic of God, our Heavenly Parent?
“God’s Day gives Him the opportunity to show His love to His children.”
”What kind of day is God’s Day? For God, it is a joyful day and a good day. He wants to encounter good people on this day. He wants to bless you and celebrate this day with you, but actually, He has no one qualified to receive that blessing. All around the world people are celebrating this first day of the year, but only members of the Unification Church celebrate it as God’s Day. Therefore, God wants to be with you this day.”
”Long in advance, you must begin to prepare for each new God’s Day, planning what to offer from the depths of your heart… An offering is not limited to the time in which it is made. It becomes the gift of all things of creation, the gift of the children, and the gift of one’s self. Before you come to God’s Day, repent of all your ungodliness and sweep it away.”
”On official holidays we must share everything with one another and live joyfully while God rejoices.” – Rev. Sun Myung Moon
What is the significance of “True Heavenly Parents’ Day”?
God gave Adam & Eve the “Three Great Blessings” at the time of creation. However, they fell away from God and were not able to fulfil them. Through the work of Jesus and True Parents, the Three Great Blessings have been restored and brought back to us into a True Relationship with God, our Heavenly Parent, thus establishing True Heavenly Parents’ Day.
“God blessed Adam and Eve and hoped that they would complete the Three Great blessings (1: to reach individual perfection, 2: to marry, become husband and wife and then build a family by conceiving children, 3: to be the owners of creation and to govern it with love.)
On the day that Adam and Eve got married, it would have been a day of joy not only for the perfection of two children of God, but also for Adam and Eve to stand as a husband and a wife to each other, and for all creation to welcome their owner of true love. In other words, ‘Parents’ Day’, ‘Children’s Day’, ‘Day of All Things’, and ‘God’s Day’ were supposed to be on the same day. However, when Adam and Eve fell, all of God’s ideal of Creation was lost.
True Parents walked the path to restore God’s ideal of creation that was lost. Overcoming various hardships, on April 11th, 1960, True Parents were wed through a Holy Wedding Ceremony. Due to their victory over the seven-year course of restoration, ‘God’s Day’ was declared on January 1st, 1968.”