Welcome to the Year 2000!
Paiva Netto thrills more than 200 thousand people as he salutes the New Year
Aside from being another milestone in the history of events promoted by the LBV, the Spiritual New Year of Christ—The Congress for Peace has consolidated its position as one of the largest popular meetings to greet the arrival of the year 2000. It was an exciting celebration of the 50 years of good services rendered by the LBV—which on January 1, 2010 completed 60 years—for the Brazilian population and the world at large, of the 2,000 years of Christian Good Tidings and also of the 500 years of Brazil’s Discovery. Headed by Paiva Netto and bonded by these motivations, hundreds of thousands of people around the world—including authorities, renowned persons, and artists—chose the LBV’s Ecumenical Complex as a perfect venue in which to celebrate these dates and together conduct an Ecumenical Prayer for a happier Humanity.
- Foto: Arquivo BV
Numerologist Aparecida Liberato stated that even before the event taking place, the Temple of Good Will would be the ideal environment in which to greet the year 2000. And she was right: on December 31, those who were present cheered and witnessed the musical presentation of the Oratorio The Mystery of God Unveiled, created by the President of the LBV, Paiva Netto, among other events.
Eastern cultures greet the monument
More than two hundred Japanese from the World Peace Prayer Society were in Brasília to honor the Temple of Good Will, with the offering of a Peace Obelisk. The committee was headed by the organization’s President, Hiroo Saionji, and his wife, Masami Saionji. The ceremony that delivered the Obelisk took place to the sound of To Our Eastern Brothers, created by the president of the LBV.
"At the TGW, we feel like a sister organization; we experienced a feeling that we were different but were together, praying for Peace. It was wonderful. (...) We are honored that the TGW accepted this Peace symbol; we are sure that this is the beginning of a great friendship!”, declared Hiroo.
Masami in turn volunteered to become a great promoter of the Temple of Peace in the Land of the Rising Sun: "I am very grateful to Paiva Netto and to the LBV for opening this space in which everyone can pray for Peace on Earth. When I return to Japan, I will tell everyone about this”.