Yankee Stadium Rally, 1976: Behind the Scenes

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This week we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Yankee Stadium Rally, a decisive battle in God’s providence, when True Father shared a bold, historic declaration in America, titled, “America is God’s Hope”. In June of 1976, True Father gave a first-hand account of the Yankee Stadium Rally in an interview with Newsweek International, in which he shares his personal experience at the rally and explains why he chose America as the center of his mission in furthering God’s work.

We are blessed to be able to look to the Cham Bumo Gyeong, the third volume of the three Holy Scriptures, for this extensive, deep and eye-opening explanation of the providential meaning behind the rally, in True Father’s own words. In Book 6 of this thirteen-book volume, True Father explains why it was so crucial to speak to America at that precise moment, during the nations’s bicentennial.

Excerpts from the Cham Bumo Gyeong

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“My success or failure at the Yankee Stadium Rally will have universal and historical significance. That is why God, Jesus Christ, Christianity, all humanity, the Unification Church and Reverend Moon of the Unification Church each placed their lives on the line in this fight. Satan knows this, which is why he is attacking through the American media and through public opposition. I have yearned and prepared for this moment, June 1, 1976, since my youth. It will be a time of joy if we are successful, but a time of misery if we fail. It is a time of joy, but also a fearful time.”

 

“American citizens and the government are in an uproar. America’s 200-year history corresponds to the last 2,000 years of indemnity. The number 2 in 200 years and the 2nd year of this seven-year course are precisely matched. Today the 200-year period is being claimed as indemnity, and this final battle will determine victory or defeat in both spirit and body on the global level. The front line of that battle is the 1976 Yankee Stadium Rally. This rally will be a war unprecedented in history.”

 

“There were torrential rains and strong winds when the Yankee Stadium Rally began. We were desperate; everyone sang ‘You Are My Sunshine’ in the pouring rain, and the band joined in. Our voices were singing, yet tears were flowing and mixing with the rain. You probably wanted to shout, “I would be so grateful if the rain stopped! Rain, stop now!” That is a natural reaction and we all shared the same heart. God is the only one who has the power to teach us like that for 20 minutes, so I offered a prayer of gratitude. I wanted to teach the young people of America about God’s heart and this is what occurred during the rally.”

 

Many will celebrate the historic 40-year anniversary of the Yankee Stadium Rally this weekend at the God Bless America Family Festival in Tarrytown, NY. Expecting a similar forecast of rain and severe thunderstorms, we hope to connect more deeply to True Parents’ and God’s heart for this nation as we hear True Mother’s message and vision for 2020 and beyond.

The Cham Bumo Gyeong: A Priceless Addition to Your Home Library

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The Cham Bumo Gyeong is a detailed account of True Parents’ life course in their own words, drawn from the vast wealth of their recorded spiritual and practical guidance. In it, True Parents talk in depth about the major providential events over which they have presided, and the significance behind the timing and planning of these providential milestones.

As stated in the book’s preface, “It is not easy to fathom the depths of True Father’s teachings, which cover a tremendous range of subject matter, as wide as the sky and as deep as the ocean … True Parents’ personal testimony forms the backbone of this volume.”

You can order a copy of the Cham Bumo Gyeong online, as study material for your daily devotion and to follow in True Parents’ footsteps as we move forward in these next Four Years of Hope.

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Satan will raise his arms in surrender, and history will welcome a new age

Please continue fulfilling your mission and activities with the most sincere devotion, and carry out Father’s direction. When you move God’s heart with your sincere devotion, Satan will raise his arms in surrender, and history will welcome a new age.

3 Up until the very moment Father departed for Danbury, he encouraged you and tried to inspire you with hope. Even so, July 20, 1984, is a day I truly would like to erase from history forever.

Departing from East Garden at 10:00 p.m., I accompanied him to Danbury Prison. Biting my lip, I firmed up my resolve to be strong, yet I could not hold back the tears that flowed even without my realizing it. During that ride, Father was not the least bit concerned about what would happen to him. Even as he thought about America and God’s providence, his only concern in that moment was to comfort me. When I saw that, I was overwhelmed; I did not know what to do.

Before his departure, Father said, “I will liberate even this prison.” He repeatedly said we should not cry for him but rather pray for the sake of accomplishing God’s Will.

Today, July 22, at the crack of dawn, he called and asked me to convey this message to you, “You are the people who have received God’s royal summons to kindle a beacon of light within Christianity.”

Securing Father’s freedom depends on you. I see this as the final opportunity God has given to us. Please continue fulfilling your mission and activities with the most sincere devotion, and carry out Father’s direction. When you move God’s heart with your sincere devotion, Satan will raise his arms in surrender, and history will welcome a new age. (True Mother, 1984/07/22)(CBG-7-3-3:3)

CARP USA Meets CARP Japan

 Time is flying for the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles, or CARP, USA and Japan chapters that met in Japan last week. They’ve already passed the halfway point of their 10-day cultural exchange. CARP USA has sent in a brief video update about the first week of their stay to share some of what they’ve been learning from their sister organization in Japan.

To read CARP USA’s latest blog post entry about their day spent in Odaiba, you can visit their website here.

Local Celebrations of Yankee Stadium Anniversary Begin

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This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Yankee Stadium Rally, where True Father declared a groundbreaking message to America on June 1, 1976. All throughout this week, Unificationists around the country are commemorating this moment and looking forward with hope for the future by hosting festivals and special services for friends and family alike. The following are some of the first updates of local celebrations from across the United States. For more information about the original rally, check out our latest installment of This Week in History here.

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Discover the Historic Belvedere Estate

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Many of you may know that in the early days of the Unification movement, True Parents would often walk hand in hand to Belvedere from East Garden, and after stopping off at the Holy Rock for a moment of prayer and quiet communion with God, they would continue on down to the training center to meet with the congregation, who would gather as early as 5am to hear True Father speak. You may be well aware that True Father filled the Lecture Hall blackboard with diagrams and charts, sometimes speaking for hours on end. It was at Belvedere that he delivered the vast majority of his sermons and addresses, which now comprise much of the three Holy Scriptures, and have served as the guiding principles for the Unification movement in America and around the world. Continue reading Discover the Historic Belvedere Estate

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– 平和運動 (韓国:女性連合、2016統一共感ヨンナム圏市民講演会 / オーストラリア:2016真の結婚と家庭プロジェクト)
– 指導者養成 (韓国:グローバルアカデミー海外リーダーシッププログラム / スロバキア:ヨーロッパ二世修練会 / ナイジェリア:アブジャ大学カープ説明会)
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Your Weekly Update – May 27

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Every week the National Ministry Team compiles stories and important upcoming events in a quick weekly update video. Here is what we cover this week:

GPA’s CIG Missionary Trainees Return Home

Generation Peace Academy’s (GPA) Cheon Il Guk Missionaries in-training have just returned home after dedicating three months to outreach efforts across the Philippines. Watch the Weekly Update video to hear excerpts from their reflections firsthand.

 

God Bless America Family Festival

We are just one week away from June 5, when we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Yankee Stadium Rally, the 62nd anniversary of the founding of HSA-UWC, and the 54th Day of All True Things with True Mother. Join us at Belvedere on June 5 with your family and friends, where there will be international food, an anniversary celebration, live music, fun for kids, and more!

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Cham Bumo Gyeong

The Cham Bumo Gyeong is the third volume of the Holy Scriptures after the Cheon Seong Gyeong and Pyeong Hwa Gyeong. Comprised of True Parents’ life course in their own words, the Holy Scriptures set is a profound source of daily inspiration and a priceless addition your home library.

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Memorial Day Celebrations

Monday, May 31 is Memorial Day. We wish everyone a very happy holiday in remembrance of those who have offered their lives to the service and safety of others, both at home and abroad.

Yankee Stadium from CBG-B6-C2-S5

from CBG Book 6, Chapter 2, Section 5 (–> full text)

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True Parents held two events to celebrate Americas bicentennial. The first was the Yankee Stadium Rally, June 1, 1976, in New York City. This rally was held in front of an audience of 50,000, amid stormy weather and the occasional shouts of protesters. True Father conveyed his message “God’s Hope for America” and proclaimed that God sent him to America in the role of a doctor and firefighter. This was a bold, historic declaration in America as “the voice of one crying in the wilderness.” During the third seven-year course, a completion-stage course, True Father took the decisive battle to the heart of America, which represented the center of the world. At this global and historic Junction of good and evil, True Parents established a standard for all indemnity conditions. For their June 14 issue, Newsweek International interviewed True Father and made that interview their cover story.

1 Jesus died on the cross after a three-year battle to unite the people of Israel, who were of the Jewish faith, which was the center of Judaism. The Unification Church will therefore connect its national standard in Korea, which is victorious both spiritually and physically, to America, the central nation in the spiritual Christian world. The spiritual standard reflects the world while the physical standard reflects the nation. Jesus’ three-year public life was on the national level, and he meant to expand it substantially to the worldwide level.

1976 is equivalent to the second year of Jesus’ three-year public course. Jesus’ crucifixion was decided not during the first but the second year of his public ministry. 1976 corresponds to the second year of Jesus’ public life, in which it was decided whether or not Jesus would be crucified.

This is in the third seven-year course, the second year of its first three years. In this year the decisive battle will be fought. After the formation stage comes the growth-stage. The growth-stage is the middle. Counting one-two-three, it is the middle number, and it is the midpoint between top and bottom, front and back, and left and right. The providence of restoration always meets its fate at a point in time based on the number two. Either it is dealt a final blow or it is set on a path to victory.

In the second year of Jesus’ three-year course, which would decide whether or not Jesus would be victorious on a national level, it was determined that he should go to the cross. Jesus had to bear the cross and the physical foundation was lost. I am engaged in a similar battle in America.

American citizens and the government are in an uproar. America’s 200 year history corresponds to the last 2,000 years of indemnity. The number 2 in 200 years and the 2nd year of this seven-year course are precisely matched. The 2nd year inherited only a spiritual foundation. Today the 200-year period is being claimed as indemnity, and this final battle will determine victory or defeat in both spirit and body on the global level. The front line of that battle is the 1976 Yankee Stadium Rally. This rally will be a war unprecedented in history. (084-150, 1976/02/22) Continue reading Yankee Stadium from CBG-B6-C2-S5