The Church of Scientology’s annual celebration of their founder’s birthday was held over the weekend.
Scientologists from around the world converged in Clearwater, Florida to honor their founder, L. Ron Hubbard, on his 108th birthday, on March 13, 2019. The event at Ruth Eckerd Hall was the marquee event in the Church’s annual weekend-long celebration. The church also highlighted its expansion over the past year and the upcoming season of its one-year-old broadcast component, The Scientology Network.
Scientology’s ecclesiastical leader, David Miscavige, was in attendance and welcomed the attendees.
A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR THE AGES: SCIENTOLOGISTS FROM 70 NATIONS GATHER TO HONOR FOUNDER L. RON HUBBARD – March 13, 2019
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Thousands celebrate a time-traveling tribute to the extraordinary life and legacy of L. Ron Hubbard. pic.twitter.com/C2rcZuQ7iv
— Scientology (@Scientology) March 14, 2019
L. Ron Hubbard, called LRH by those who are fond of him, was born in 1911. Mr. Dan. Sherman, official church biographer, presented LRH’s life and legacy at the event, from becoming a pilot at 20-years-old to highlighting stories of people whose lives have been directly impacted by the Scientology founder.
The night also celebrated recent church and mission openings, including the Scientology Mission of Ulm, Germany; the Church of Scientology Stuttgart, Germany, the Advanced Organization & Saint Hill United Kingdom; the Continental Liaison Office of Europe and Castle Kyalami in South Africa.
Finally, the church unveiled the second year of Scientology Network’s programming in an audiovisual preview. The network has won 30 awards since it launched on March 12, 2018, the most recent honoring the autobiographical series L. Ron Hubbard: in His Own Voice and L. Ron Hubbard Library Presents.
- Scientology.org – “A Birthday Celebration for the Ages”