10th Annual Seonghwa Memorial Festival in Los Angeles
The Seonghwa Ministry at the Los Angeles Family Church held their 10th annual Seonghwa Memorial Festival on November 3 at the Pasadena House to honor the beautiful tradition laid by True Parents. This festival is annually held following All Saints’ Day, a holiday dedicated to commemorate the deceased.
A delightful offering table filled with flowers, fruits and snacks was prepared by volunteers of the ministry. After singing an opening song, the explanation of the significance of a Seonghwa service was given.
Rev. Young Tack Yang, District Pastor, gave a message about Seonghwas and our earthly life. He recited True Parents’ words about the Seonghwa and also shared testimonies of his mother, Mrs. Bo He Lee, who ascended last year. She told her five children a very important message: “What I have been telling you in everyday life is my will. Keep them in your heart.” This brief story provided the guests a lesson about how Unificationists raise their children naturally to become a man or a woman of Godly character.
After the Seonghwa message and some musical entertainment, each person lined up in front of the altar to offer a carnation in honor of their loved ones. After three cheers of Eog Mansei, everyone was invited to enjoy fellowship over dinner.