Congratulations to all those who participated in the Interreligious Cross-Cultural Marriage Blessing Ceremony eight years ago! This special Blessing Ceremony was the last ceremony officiated in America by True Parents, and was especially memorable for it coincided with True Father’s 90th birthday.
January 31, 2009
True Father’s 90th Birthday Celebration & Interreligious Cross-Cultural Marriage Blessing Ceremony
True Father demonstrated extraordinary dedication and endurance on the occasion of his 90th birthday (and True Mother’s 67th) on January 31, 2009, by conducting special Coronations for the Authority and Liberation of God, the King of Kings, both in Korea and the United States. Due to the time difference, True Father was able to deliver a birthday address, officiate at the Coronation ceremony, and be honored at a congratulatory banquet in Korea; then board a plane to New York to address world leaders at the 2009 World Summit on Peace, conduct the Coronation ceremony, and officiate at the Interreligious Cross-Cultural Marriage Blessing Ceremony in New York, all on January 31. Congratulatory letters to True Father on his 90th birthday were sent by numerous former national leaders, including former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, and former U.S. President George H.W. Bush.