TOUCH OF AMERICANISM IN SERIES OF SERVICES
OBSERVING MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARY OF FATHER AND MOTHER DIVINE

 

 

 

MOTHER DIVINE, The Bride of the LAMB

MOTHER DIVINE, The Bride of the LAMB

 

 

 

 

Praise and appreciation were the gifts brought to FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE by devoted Followers on Their 30th Wedding Anniversary, celebrated in numerous observances of the Marriage Feast of the Lamb in Philadelphia and at Peace Mission churches throughout the world on April 29.

In Philadelphia, festivities drawing Followers from as far as Australia, lasted for almost a week, beginning April 27, the day of the arrival of groups from the Circle Mission Church of California who have been coming by air each year since the second anniversary, and from the Circle Mission Church of Switzerland.

Services were filled with a spirit that only FATHER DIVINE can create, the "spirit of the consciousness of the Presence of GOD". Peace, joy and an indescribable love for FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE ran from heart to heart as people dedicated to the principles of virtue and brotherhood came together to extol these qualities produced by FATHER and MOTHER.

 

Bicentennial Flavor

There was a touch of patriotism in this year's celebration. Place favors at the Unity Mission Church, 907 N. 41 Street, on April 29 noted the "30th Anniversary of the Marriage of Christ to the Church and the 200th Anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America".

Flags, banners and decor theme at churches and connections of the Peace Mission Movement were a testament to the high-spirited patriotism FATHER DIVINE has instilled in HIS people.

 

Virtue's Day — April 29

This was Virtue's day as bells at Woodmont rang the hour 30 years ago when Virtue and Holiness were legalized in the nation's capital through the Marriage of FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE. Woodmont's sun-drenched beauty brought a feeling of the externality of all things holy and virtuous.

MOTHER looked lovely as She descended the stairs of the Great Hall. The long white chiffon gown She wore was enhanced by the beaded floral design of bodice and sleeves. Epaulets of a blue full length cape were piped with red. Lilies-of-the-valley adorned Her 18th century coiffeur.

The lobby of the Unity Mission Church was full to overflowing when FATHER and MOTHER arrived for services. Rosebuds lined the stairs leading to FATHER'S office on the floor above. Here they greeted several of many guests including a representative from the mayor's office before going in to serve the Marriage Feast.

Decor in the Holy Communion Hall was pastel and daintily bridal. Clusters of white bells were hung with chiffon streamers and pink roses At the far end of the hall the words of FATHER DIVINE'S Peace Stamp were displayed in large blue letters on either side of a large reproduction of the International Peace card:"This is GOD'S Administration, and all nations, this whole generation and even our present civilization shall have a new birth of freedom under GOD, for I declare that Americanism, Brotherhood, Christianity and Judaism are synonymous." Each guest received a wallet-size International Peace card as table favors.

At the entrance to the Communion Hall adjacent to FATHER'S suite, suspended doves carried an International Peace card in their mouths.

Everyone stood when FATHER and MOTHER entered the Communion hall. All of heaven was smiling. Hundreds of people crowded in to see and to hear, to take part in the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

After the bell was rung, the applause subsided and guests resumed their seats, the service began with the reading of the prophetic Revelation of Saint John the Divine of this hour.

"And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God." Rev. 10:6-9

As course after course was served, the Rosebud Choir filled the room with their songs depicting the Marriage of Christ to the Church, which was to come and now is here. Many Followers expressed their love and appreciation to FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE.

A beautifully significant Message from FATHER on virtue was punctuated with the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah, the righteousness of HIS Followers that has spared this country and others from war and HIS Marriage as a sample and example for all mankind.

The Crusaders who had been serving the table came forward to give volitional expressions of praise and love to FATHER, and MOTHER for the occasion.

 

MOTHER is Moved to Speak

Moved by a testimony from a Follower who had flown in from Hawaii, expressing his appreciation for the principle brought to mankind by FATHER, MOTHER was moved to speak.

She touched on the beautiful Sermon from FATHER heard during the service, spoke of the need to dress the Garden of Eden, of the imperative need that everyone copy after the fashion of FATHER DIVINE.

"FATHER, truly YOU are the Light of the World and YOU have illuminated this planet earth with the Truth that YOU have established," MOTHER concluded. "Nobody can root it up and no one can stop YOUR onward and upward everlasting and eternal purpose to bring all mankind into the glorious at-one-ment with YOU, the reason for which YOU condescended so low to wed YOUR creation when YOU wed Me in nineteen hundred and forty-six on this Day thirty years ago!"

 

Unveiling of a Bell

People had been gathering in the lobby early in the evening near a large draped object suspended from the ceiling. By the time MOTHER arrived the lobby was full. She was introduced and spoke briefly before pulling the cord unveiling a beautiful replica of the Liberty Bell made by hand.

Its 170 pounds comprises 265 pieces of wood glued together to form the identical shape and size of the original bell, complete with inscription, sanded for smoothness and given a bronze enamel finish. Even the metal portion of the clapper was shaped by hand. The bell, taking months to complete, was made for the occasion by one of the coworkers of the carpentry department of the Circle Mission Church.

After the unveiling the Rosebud Choir sang and a drill group wearing red, white and blue tricorn hats and blue jackets with large white stars, marched in drill form under the bell as they sang.

 

Bicentennial Forum

After the unveiling MOTHER went directly to the stage of the auditorium to attend a session of the International Peace Mission Bicentennial Forum.

Miss Justice, of FATHER DIVINE'S cabinet, gave introductory remarks as the session opened. This was followed by the singing of the National Anthem and a Scripture reading from Revelation 21:1-7, depicting this new heaven and new earth.

Speakers, summarizing accomplishments of the Movement as outlined during the convening of the Peace Mission Bicentennial Congress in January, 1975, highlighted work done with the individual, in groups and by the Movement as a whole preparatory to its observance of the nation's 200th birthday.

The International Peace Mission Bicentennial Forum presented a"Bicentennial Salute to Virtue" scroll to MOTHER in appreciation for Her life of virtue as a contribution to society. The presentation was made by Miss Faith Wilmott of the Circle Mission Church of Australia at Melbourne.

MOTHER graciously accepted giving all the glory to GOD FATHER DIVINE.

Musical renditions were given by the Rosebud and Lily-Bud choirs, the New Jersey Enthusiasts and the Peace Mission Band. Resplendent in new blue uniforms with a red and white trim, the band played as never before to the glory and honor of FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE.

Representatives from Switzerland and Australia spoke concluding the forum.

 

Services at Headquarters

Stars of Freedom was the theme of decorations at the Circle Mission Church, where the Marriage Feast was held April 30. United States and Bicentennial flags and a parchment scroll mounted on blue velour paper reading, "Americanism is our religion and we live it each day of the week," decorated the lobby and entrance to the Holy Communion Hall.

Service of the Marriage Feast was extended to the dining room on the lower floor to accommodate the hundreds attending the occasion. The T-shaped table was beautifully appointed. Floral arrangements of pink roses and tall white candles were bridal, as were two delicately beautiful cakes that could have easily vied with Schraft's for beauty, that were made in the church kitchens. Pastel icing flowers of one were enhanced by a gracefully formed eagle. The other bore a shield embellished with the Liberty Bell. A white ribbon with red, white and blue Uncle Sam hats laid over a wider blue satin ribbon extended from the head to the foot of the table.

Overhead, twinkling white lights called attention to silver stars in outline holding blue silhouettes of the founding fathers — George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin and William Penn. A star at the head table framed a color photograph of FATHER and MOTHER.

Table favors carried out the theme. Parchment scrolls were inscribed in hand written script, "Mother Divine and I actually produced . . .Love and Devotion for our fellow man and for our GOD and for our Country. Father Divine." A picture of FATHER and MOTHER on a blue star and red, gold and blue ribbon provided a touch of color. Various quotes from FATHER DIVINE mentioning the Marriage, the founding fathers and Americanism, encompassed the spirit of the occasion.

During the spirited service, station LOVE broadcast the service to all parts of the building. There were Anniversary and patriotic songs from the Rosebud Choir, heartfelt singing by the congregation, testimonies, witty commercials, a Bicentennial Salute and excerpts from FATHER on Abraham Lincoln and William Penn.

FATHER DIVINE'S Sermon, I Have Made Philadelphia the International Country Seat of the World, was appropriate for the occasion.

Miss Happy Word of the Circle Mission Church of California led Rosebuds in a march around the table.

Beautiful presentations were made to FATHER and MOTHER. Mr. Eugene Ammann presented an arrangement of lilies, red and white roses and pink and white carnations from the Circle Mission Church of Switzerland. Mrs. Rosa Kunz presented a bouquet of yellow and white roses and mums from coworkers of the Circle Mission Church of Switzerland; peach roses were given to FATHER and MOTHER from Elsi and Walter Tarnutzer of Switzerland; a bouquet of red roses were presented by a young girl from the neighborhood of the Unity Mission Church for what FATHER and MOTHER have done for her father and her family and Miss Happy Word ca11ed for the 'living roses' to come forward and present themselves to FATHER and MOTHER, members of the group here from the Circle Mission Church of California.

 

Divine Revised Version of Americanism

At 7:30 in the evening, a class in rhythmistically speaking gave a recitation of FATHER DIVINE'S Words, The Divine Revised Version of Americanism and Democracy depicting the Ideas and Ideals of FATHER DIVINE concerning Americanism and the Practice Thereof, in the church auditorium.

Holy Communion that followed was an enjoyable service. The sincere praise and thanks to FATHER and MOTHER in appreciation for Their Marriage and Lives of virtue and holiness were so gratifying and soul-satisfying that no one wanted to leave.

 

Peace Mission Tour

Saturday afternoon between the hours of 2 and 5, a tour was conducted of a sampling of Peace Mission properties especially for the foreign and out-of-town guests. The tour also included anyone who wished to take advantage of the opportunity to see some of the beautiful old mansions under the jurisdiction of the Movement.

The Peace Mission Fraternity Evangelical Home, 507 S. Broad Street, like Woodmont, was built at the turn of the century. Its ornate woodwork, high ceilings, open stairs and stained glass windows are always a delight to see, as are the paintings and antique furnishings.

International House of the Palace Mission Church at 1430 N. Broad Street, also built in this period, housing international female guests of the Movement, equally ornate, was included on the tour.

The tour concluded at the beautiful Bible Institute of the Unity Mission Church, 1530 N. 16th Street, adjacent to the Nazareth Mission Church at 16th and Oxford Streets Here, a buffet, prepared by the Culinary Arts class, provided the time to meet and talk with old acquaintances and to make new ones.

 

Penthouse Service Magnificent

Continuation of the Marriage Feast of the Lamb which is one eternal celebration of the unification of GOD and man, brought Followers and guests to the Divine Lorraine Hotel, Saturday evening for service in the Penthouse Holy Communion Hall at 8 P. M. The crystal dining room and lounge on the first floor accommodated those not able to be seated upstairs.

It was a significant sight and service with FATHER and MOTHER at the head of the long 8-wing table. MOTHER was beautiful in white lace and chiffon.

Two large American flags and tapestries of a bicentennial nature on either side of large gold letters G O D on the wall above and behind the head table spelled out what the occasion was all about. Only GOD FATHEA DIVINE could and would produce this new world and holy people within the world and among the people as HE is doing in HIS own way and time.

Large flags flanked both sides of the table above heads of the diners. Between them American eagles sparkled with miniature blue and white lights.

An attractive arrangement at the foot of the table combined a tapestry of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Liberty Bell, Betsy Ross and Bennington flags.

Lights dimmed dramatically as Rosebuds quietly took places behind FATHER and MOTHER facing the celebrants to sing a selection of patriotic songs including, "O Holy One of America," "The Spirit of Liberty Cannot Die," and the moving, ever new, "I Love America." The red, white and blue of their uniforms was striking in the spotlight.

Candles on the table took one's mind to colonial days when candles were the only source of light. The great men of those days would have been stirred to oratory had they been present to witness the occasion.

As the Rosebuds marched off to take their stand at the right of the table and the lights came on, waitresses and Crusaders assumed their posts and the service began. Course after course of delicious and artistically decorated food to suit the taste of everyone as is FATHER DIVINE's custom, passed down the table.

Small Betsy Ross and Bennington flags were placed in each glass alternately. Tall wedding cakes, white taper candles, arrangements of yellow roses and babies-breath and red, white and blue favors at each place setting made a majestic table.

The illustration on the cover of place booklets depicted the light of Truth, carried by Lady Civilization, shining upon books labeled, Ten Commandments, Sermon on the Mount, Magna Charta, Declaration of Independence, U. S. Constitution—Bill of Rights, FATHER DIVINE's Righteous Government Platform, United Nations Charter, from the darkness of superstition and ignorance to the full light of GOD's Administration.

Words from the national documents, statesmen of the past and FATHER DIVINE, under specific headings, were described in the booklet as "Truths that formulated America, and, if acted upon, will perpetuate this nation."

A statement at the back of the book admonished, "Let us declare our independence from corruption, bigotry, and racism; let us join the steady stepping of millions into this new world of FATHER DIVINE, Who is the Keeper of the American dream and the Progenitor of her destiny! This is our revolution of 1976 A.D.F.D."

The Rosebud Choir sang Anniversary songs telling of the Marriage of FATHER, and MOTHER DIVINE, its meaning and symbolism and other original patriotic songs given inspirationally by the Spirit and Mind of FATHER DIVINE to the choir.

A reading of FATHER DIVINE's Words on Americanism and a taped Sermon from FATHER entitled; "This Is the Country Seat of the World," brought to the gathering the wonderful philosophy and Teachings of FATHER DIVINE in a message of peace and goodwill and HIS pronouncement that Philadelphia is the Country Seat of the World.

MOTHER DIVINE, inspired by FATHER's Sermon, spoke of the dispensation Anno Domini FATHER DIVINE:

". .. It is a glorious privilege to be living in this dispensation for it is a new dispensation, it is a new era and the former things have passed away and the government of GOD is in effect— this government of the people, by the people and through the people—for this is where GOD governs, from the hearts and minds of HIS people."

She alluded to a song sung by the choir,

"Through all the generations right has been opposed, wherever the Christ was manifest, the opposing forces would endeavor to make it extinct, and it seemed like it was impossible for right to take control. But FATHER DIVINE, through YOUR glorious Coming, the sacrifice that YOU have made to come in a Personal Bodily Form and to live on the earth plane and to walk through the various expressions of life, YOU have established this Truth and now nothing can hinder the full expression of it being manifested on the earth plane. And that is why America, as it comes of age, so to speak, on its 200th birthday, will come into the reality of what she was born to fulfil, a new race of people on the earth, the American race, which will eventually be the Angelic race, a people of every nation, people of every culture. "Truly, a representation of all of GOD's creation has been mixed and molded together to form this American race. And now, as YOU have exemplified it, FATHER Dear, in YOUR Family, so shall it be in America as a nation. .."

 

Presentation from Switzerland

Mr. Walter Kunz from the Circle Mission Church of Switzerland, presented a tufted replica of the Betsy Ross flag which he made especially for the occasion. MOTHER graciously accepted it with appreciation for the love with which it was done.

Many guests spoke of the impact of the Work and Teachings of FATHER DIVINE in their lives, some having contact as far back as 40 years ago and others, not even half that age, expressed the same feeling of elation over FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE.

 

Open House at Woodmont

After the usual Sunday morning service at the Unity Mission Church and a 12 o'clock Holy Communion luncheon, Followers went to Woodmont for the afternoon.

The day was perfect and Woodmont was lovely. The early summer foliage of trees and shrubs was lush after a heavy rain the day before. Flowering dogwood, azaleas and bridal wreath were profuse.

The great hall was filled with tropical greenery from the greenhouses. A huge cutleaf philodendron, compared with one displayed at this year's Flower Show, filled a corner near the stairs.

A gold eagle, wings spread, faced the front entrance from the gallery balustrade. American flags stood like sentinels at each side of the large picture of FATHER and MOTHER on the gallery.

In the music room, a parchment scroll of the Declaration of Independence on the table, nestled against an arrangement of blue and white pansies. A red candle and Bicentennial flag added color. A mirror on the piano reflected an American flag encircled with flags of the Thirteen Original Colonies and two gold eagles that were set upon it.

Deep red roses and white candles adorned the mantel beneath a new portrait of FATHER over the fireplace in the library.

In the center of the solarium, a large eagle perched atop granite rocks on a pedestal. Moss at its base was arranged to resemble the rough terrain of the earth far below and a young Norway spruce and two small Norfolk Island pines gave the impression of height. Flags of the countries where Peace Mission churches and connections are located encircled the whole natural "painting".

Pure white blossoms in the Chapel Dining Room provided contrast against the dark wood of oak paneling. The centerpiece on the table combined white roses, calla lilies, azaleas and bridal wreath. A smaller arrangement at the head of the table included a gold eagle. Niches around the walls were filled with white azaleas and sprays of bridal wreath into which small American flags were tucked.

Some of the floral presentations made to FATHER and MOTHER at the Circle Mission Church on Friday evening had been placed in FATHER's office. Looking out the window over HIS desk, a flag at the Shrine could be seen waving in the breeze.

MOTHER stood in FATHER's office with Miss Peaceful Love to receive each one of hundreds of Followers who had come to enjoy the afternoon.

The full length Lutesong gown She was wearing, designed and executed for Her by Her personal couturier, was hand embroidered. It took months of work to complete. The white on white motif was strictly Philadelphia, which FATHER DIVINE has proclaimed "The Country Seat of the World," except for the embroidered Statute of Liberty on the bodice.

At the hemline, Independence Hall extended across the full width of the gown. Above and at its left, little Betsy Ross House and on the right, a replica of the statue of William Penn as he stands atop City Hall were interestingly worked into the design. Again above these, left and right, the Liberty Bell and an American flag were embroidered and centered above all near the piped waistline was the Great Seal of the United States. Embroidered stars from hem to neckline became diminutive as the skirt narrowed. The back of the gown was plain, accentuating its graceful lines.

Neighbors who had come to extend greetings to FATHER and MOTHER were carried away with Her gown, expressing the thought that it should be placed in the archives when She is finished with it.

FATHER and MOTHER served Holy Communion to international and California Followers. Others enjoyed a buffet beautifully set under a large green and white canopy on the lawn near Sunrise Cottage. A fountain in the center of it and flowers in arrangements all around and on tables spread on the lawn for the diners made the delicious and artistically displayed food even more enjoyable.

Long after dark, the last of the guests departed, some who had stayed on to speak to MOTHER because they were leaving and others having children who had asked MOTHER earlier in the day to become Rosebuds and Crusaders.

 

Project Positive Rally

Monday evening, groups from the various popular "Project Positive" classes throughout the city, and including a group from California, held a rally in the auditorium of the Circle Mission Church before the evening Communion service.

Members of the groups displayed placards declaring positive attitudes such as Kindness, Competence, Radicalness and all the characteristics they are trying to personify, as FATHER's thoughts were projected by the class.

It was a rally for the Christ Characteristics, which are the true positive attitudes.

And so, at this celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Marriage of FATHER, and MOTHER DIVINE and the 200th anniversary of the birth of our country, we saw a new breed coming into manifestation. This is the sacred society of the "American Race."

 

International, Universal Love and Greetings To Our Beloved Father and Mother Divine

Truly wonderful are YOUR Ways and marvelous are Y0UR wonderful Works. What a joy to be in this number that can sing and praise the whole year through of the blessings that flow so freely from the Fount of GOD's Holy Love.

Truly wonderful are YOUR Ways and marvelous are Y0UR wonderful Works. What a joy to be in this number that can sing and praise the whole year through of the blessings that flow so freely from the Fount of GOD's Holy Love.

Now, the blessing of this joyous Anniversary, Christ married to HIS Church, HIS whole creation; and all have an invitation to come and see. . . FATHER DIVINE Says:

"THE WORLD HAS AN INVITATION TO COME!"

"The world has an invitation to come! All nations, languages, tongues and people have an invitation to come. With MY Compliments and Love and Compassion and Mercy I call you, so that you might be partakers of SOMETHING that you could not do and could not be without ME! I say, the world has an invitation to come!"

—FATHER DIVINE — April 30, 1951 A.D.F.D.
With and Devotion, Your Children, Circle Mission Church — Australia

 

 

FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE YOU Are In YOUR Eternal Glory Married To YOUR Creation!

Thank YOU for YOUR Words of Spirit and Life uttered by YOUR Spotless Rosebud Virgin Bride MOTHER DIVINE of recent date:

So we are in a NEW DAY and in a NEW DISPENSATION, and the o!d versions have passed away. We live in the recognition that GOD is our Husband. We al( are married to GOD, we are married to the Principles of Righteousness, Justice and T.ruth and that's why it is not necessary to marry as once people married. FATHER said HE married that no longer man needed to marry. and you can see how all of those things are passing away. And it is not necessary to propagate children, there are too many people for GOD; we need to be fruitful, we need to dress the Garden. FATHER has created this beautiful world, HE has opened the knowledge of science and invention and prepared the way for the earth to be Heaven. Not only must we, as HE told Adam and Eve, dress the Garden, but we must get rid of all that is not of HIM and make this world a fit habitation for HIS Creation, so that GOD can really dwell with HIS
People!

Devotedly, Father Divine's Science Classes Unity Mission Bible Institute 153 North 16th Street, Philadelphia, Circle Mission Church Panama, Repub~ic de Panama

 

 

To Our Spotless Lamb and His Virgin Bride, Radiant Perfection Personified!

FATHER Dear, we know YOU are Eternal, before Abraham was YOU have declared, "I AM," but when YOU condescended to materialize and bring into visibility the invisible YOU said, "Let us make man" — so there has ever been the reality of unity and oneness. In life it has been vividly demonstrated that even where many are involved the unity of Spirit, Mind, Aim and Purpose unite the many as one man at Jerusalem. So we truly praise and thank YOU for the supreme manifestation of this Divine Unity, personified in the wedlock of Christ to HIS Church, YOUR Sacred marriage to YOUR Spotless

Virgin Rosebud Bride.

The twain is one and as She is completely lost and absorbed in YOUR Holy Will, exemplifying the Christ Life naturely and characteristically; may we YOUR offspring, become as She, perfectly unified with YOU in thought, word, deed and action, that YOUR Sacred Marriage may be a(iving reality in us, as YOU have declared that YOU wed YOUR whole creation!

Truly FATHER Dear, all of Heaven is smiling as the chimes of Virtue ring out universally in every clime, for we are and will eternally be perfectly Satisfied with YOU, King sweet, our FATHER DIVINE, and with YOUR Spotless Rosebud Bride, the Queen of Virtue, our MOTHER DIVINE.

Sincerely, YOUR Children,Palace Mission Church, Inc., 540 Central Ave., ~ Newark, New Jersey

 

 

Joyus Anniversarry Greetings Sweet Lamb and Dear Bride

YOUR Sacred Marriage, FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE has legalized Virtue and made real, tangible and practical the union of man as well as the fusion of Heaven and earth for it symbolizes the Marriage of Christ to HIS triumphant Church.

It's sacred, it's joyous, it's a Holy Holiday
And for this sacred Union,
We're more grateful
Each and every day.
For this Holy Matrimony
Where Virtue remains enthroned,
Cherished, revered and protected
Through Divinity alone!
We thank YOU for the privilege
Of sharing this bliss with YOU,
And eternally we'll be satisfied
With all YOU say and do.
That's why we're proud and happy,
And as thrilled as we can be
On this glorious Anniversary,
Celebrated universally!
DEVOTEDLY, YOUR children, Divine Fairmount Hotel, JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY

 

 

Peace, Father and Mother Dear: We, Your Riqhteous Government Workers

Wish to congratulate. YOU on this, the ANNIVERSARY of the MARRIAGE of the LAMB and HIS HOLY BRIDE, Sweet MOTHER DIVINE, Who represents the Chureh without Spot or Wrinkle. We are gtateful fo YOU for the qreat change that has taken place throughout the world since Your Holy Marriage. Every nation, every tongue, every languaqe and people have been awakened fo this qreat Spiritua) unfoldment and they all are eominq up to i+. Now Fatber dear, we, Your true followers, also want to thank You for Your advsncement in science and invtntion in this new Atomic, Hydrogen and Jet Space Age. We know it is Your Love and Mercy that brought it into being. You have called for the united coun}ries of the world. We do thank You, Father and Mother Dear, that Alaska and Hawaii havs heeded Your call and have proudly become the 49th and 50th States of the Union. We, Your Righteous Government Workers can see Your Mind and Spirit ruling and reigning throughout th~ universe in all government. A Fair Proof of this is the recentf trip mads by our former President, MR. EISENHOWER, to the European countries and also fo South and Central America as an Ambasedor of Peace and Goodwill to all mankind. We thank You. FATHER and MOTHER Dear.

YOUR RIGHTEOUS GOVERNMENT WORKERS

International, Universal Love and Greetings To Our Beloved Father and Mother Divine

Truly wonderful are YOUR Ways and marvelous are YOUR wonderful Works. What a joy to be in this number that can sing and praise the whole year through of the blessings that flow so freely from the Fpunt of GOD's Holy Love.

Now the blessing of this joyus Anniversarry, Christ married to HIS Church, HIS whole creation; and all have an invitation to come and see. FATHER DIVINE Says:
"THE WORLD HAS AN INVITATION TO COME!"

"The world has an invitation to come! All nations, languages, tongues and people have an invitation to come. With MY Compliments and Love and Compassion and Mercy I call you, so that you might be partakers of SOMETHING that you could not do and could not be without ME! I say, the world has an invitation to come!"

—FATHER DIVINE - April 30, 1951 A.D.F.D.
With love und devoion, Your Children, Circle Mission Church - Aistralia.
~ ~ , Thank YOU for YOUR Words of Spirit and Life uttered by YOUR Spotless Rosebud Virgin Bride MOTHER DIVINE of recent date: So we are in a NEW DAY and in a NEW DISPENSATION, and the o!d versions have passed away. We live in the recognition that GOD is our Husband. We al( are married to GOD, we are married to the Principles of Righteousness, Justice and T.ruth and that's why it is not necessary to marry as once people married. FATHER said HE married that no longer man needed to marry. and you can see how all of those things are passing away. And it is not necessary to propagate children, there are too many people for GOD; we need to be fruitful, we need to dress the Garden. FATHER has created this beautiful world, HE has opened the knowledge of science and invention and prepared the way for the earth to be Heaven. Not only must we, as HE told Adam and Eve, dress the Garden, but we must get rid of all that is not of HIM and make this world a fit habitation for HIS Creation, so that GOD can really dwell with HIS People! Devotedly, Father Divi.ne's Science Classes ~nity Mission Bibl~ Institute 153~ North 16th Street, Philadelphia, Circle Mission Church Panama Repub~ic de Panama ~~DO ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~~ , , ,,f n May 15th, 1976 A. D. F. D. The :~F.~'4 17AI' 2~ CONGRATULATIQNS Ol~ YOUR 30th t~NNIVERSARY FATHER hnd MOTHER 11IVINE D. Messina, Jr. FOD~D DISTRIBUTION CENTER Our 5incere Felicitation On Your Accomplishments ~~~~~~~~ ~ LINCULN LOAN CO. UNKEDEEMED PI.EDGES FOft SALE WE BUY * SELL ~~ EXCHANGE Diamonds - Watches - Jewelry - Saxophones Trumpets - Clarinets - Accor~ions Drum Sets 633 South Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 JACK GELLER VVAlnut ~-7357 54-3300 S. GALLOWA1( STREET , PHILA., PA. 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The Museum has equ~pped the trailer :-,.; ~a = - - ' _ with artifacts representing !he theme "All ~„ `~-~.,..,,,,~ Things Move". ce~teri~g on the fact that eve- ~ "" ' -~=- rything cioesmove: man, machines, continents. ~ ~~ - :,,~, ~- ~ '" ~°~ `~" .~,,,,,~~ ~ ~ '?~ ~ ~ ~~:_• .~ atoms~even~to the subtle moveme~ts of plants- _._ - - For further information write Ruben. Mont- Julie Johnson stands on the porch ot the Gener- be the oldest restaurant in Nonh Ame~ica to regomery & Associations for American Red Ball Transit Company, Inc. 1812 N. Meridian al Wayne IM In Merion — whieh is clalmed to main in continuous operation. Street, Indianapolis. Indiana 46202, or The Children's Museum, 3000 N. Meridian Street, 4::a.~~ « ~ ti.,..~:.,.~ ~._~ --•w,~.. ,,.,,_w,~.._,~......._...... -w•,...~...:::~.:~...... .:.::.'~..;,. ,.:.:~~.'~:. ~! ti..~~~,~~,.-' `,rs~~, ~; :-~-i ..~.- - _ _~- _ . - , k~diartapc~is, Ifldiana.963D8.,~ .., . ^",,w c~ ~~ts 26 The NEW DAY Ma.,y 15th, 1976 A. 1~. F. D. • • • • o ur o ess am - an is ir in r~~ e . . .. ~ a ian er ec ~on ersoni ~e .. FATHER Dear, we know YOU are Eternal, before Abraham was YOU have declared, "I AM," but when YOU condescended to materialize and ~ bring into visibility the invisible YOU said, "Let us make man" — so there has ever been the reality of unity and oneness. In life it has been vividly demonstrated that even where many are involved the unity of Spirit, Mind, Aim and Pur-~ pose unite the many as one man at Jerusalem. So we truly praise and thank YOU for the supreme manifestation of this Divine Unity, personified in the wedlock of Christ to HIS Church, YOUR Sacred marriage to YOUR Spotless Virgin Rosebud Bride. The twain is one and as She is completely lost and absorbed in YOUR Holy Will, exemplifying the Christ Life naturely and characteristically; may we YOUR offspring, become as She, perfectly unified with YOU in thought, word, deed and action, that YOUR Sacred Marriage may be a(iving reality in us, as YOU have declared that YOU wed YOUR whole creation! Truly FATHER Dear, all of Heaven is smiling as the chimes of Virtue ring out universally in every clime, for we are and will eternally be perf •ectly Satisfied with YOU, King sweet, our FATHER DIVINE, and with YOUR Spotless Rosebud Bride, the Queen of Virtue, our MOTHER DIVINE. Sincerely, YOUR children Palace Mission Cl~urch, Inc . 540 Central Ave., ~ Newark, New Jersey May 15th, 1976 A. D. F. D. The NEW DAY ~ OG~OI.~~ f2f2~Ue!"~C,~~'L~ /~'ee~Gf2~~ , , U , weet a~n~ a~cd euH Hi~e YOI~R Sacr.ed Marriage, FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE has legalized Virtu~ and made real, tangible and practical the union of man as well as the fusion of Heaven and earth for it symbolizes the Marriage of Christ to HIS trium-~ phant Church. It's sacred, it's joyous, it's a Holy Holiday And for this sacred Union, We're more grateful Each and every day. For this Holy Matrimony Where Virtue remains enthroned, Cherished, revered and protected ~ Through Divinity alone! We thank YOU for the privilege Of sharing this bliss with YOU, And eternally we'll be satisfied With all YOU say and do. That's why we're proud and happy, And as thrilled as we can be On this glorious Anniversary, Celebrated universally! DEVOTEDLY, YOUR children Divine Fairmount Hotel JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY ~ Peace, father and Mother Dear: ~~. We, Your Riqhfeovs Gorornmenf Work~rr Wish to congr~tulefe. YOU on +his, th~ ANNIVERSARY of +h• MARRIAGE of fh~ LAMS •nd HIS HOLY BRIDE, ~weet MOTHER DIVINE, Who npr~i~nf~ fh~ Chureh without Spot or Wrinkl~. W~ ~r~ y►af~ful fo YOU fo~ 1h'~ qresf ch~nq• fh~t bu t~k~n pl~c~ fhroughout ih~ world ~ine~ Your Holy Marri~ge. Ever y n~fion, every +onyu~, ~very I~ngu~q~ ~nd p~opl~ hav~ b~~n .w.k•n~d fo thi• qr~~4 Spiritua) unfoldmenf ~nd th~y ~II •r~ eominq up to i+. Now Fatber d~er, w~, Your hu~ followers~ •Iso wsnf fo fi~ank You for Your ~dvsnc~m~nt in tcPenc• •nd invtntion in this n~w Atomie, Hyd~og•~ ~nd Jef Spece A9~. W~ know it is You~ Lov end Mercy th~t brought it into b~ing. You have eall~d for 4h• united coun}ries of the world. W~ do thenk You, F~th~r ~nd Mo4her D~ar, fh~f Al~sk~ •nd Hew~ii havs heecled Your call and hev proudly become 41y~ 491h and 50th Statet of Ih• Ueion. W~, Your Righfeou: Government Worker: can :ee Your Mind •nd Spirit ~ruling ~nd ~~igning throughout th~ universe ~n all go~ernment. A Fsir Proof of this ~~ fke ree~nf frip mads by our former Peesidenf~ MR. EISENHOWER, +0 4hs European countries and also fo South ~nd Central /(merica as ~n Art+bas- •edo~ of Pence and Goodwill 4o sll mankind. Ws 4henk You. FATHER and MOTHER ~Dear. YOUR RIGHTEOUS GOVERNMENT WORKERS

 

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