Date and time uncertain, but probably Circle Mission Church, Philadelphia,
January 23, 1954 ADFD. Peace Mission Reel 17, possibly 17-1.
On the evening of June 28, 2019, nine Followers and Friends of FATHER DIVINE sat down to a second interview with Mr. Patrick Weaver, this one about an hour and half in duration. The Peace Mission segment begins at the 1:18:40 minute mark in the video above.
In this clip, Mr. Joseph N. Pilgrim debuts his inspiration “We Will Always Remember the Day,” on June 29, 1960 at the Holy Communion Banquet at Woodmont. This song has since become a Peace Mission classic. It commemorates an event 10 days before; Secular Father’s Day is celebrated in the Peace Mission as “Crusaders’ Day,” set apart to honor the Brothers’ fraternal order, and on the day memorialized in this song, FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE delighted the assembly by appearing in Their Crusader and Rosebud uniforms.
This recording contains two brief testimonies. The first is by noted Philadelphia Civil Rights attorney Austin J. Norris, who speaks concerning “What FATHER DIVINE’s Marriage means to the world” and proclaims MOTHER DIVINE “The First Lady of the World.” After this, MOTHER DIVINE rises to speak regarding the Marriage, and affirms “Of Myself, I Am Nothing.”
Given at the Fifth Wedding Anniversary, Unity Mission Church, Philadelphia, April 29, 1951 ADFD at 8:00pm. Peace Mission CD 4-7, Tracks 1 & 2.