Blessing History

Posted on April 26, 2019, 4:10 pm
7 mins

True Parents’ Holy Wedding

On April 11, 1960 (3.16 LC) in Cheongpa-dong 1-ga, Yongsan-gu, 71-3 at the Former Headquarters Church, in the presence of 700 Unification Church core members after sanctification the place with Holy Salt personally by True Father, True Father (born in 1920.1.6 LC) and True Mother (1943.1.6) particiapted/ceremony was held in the Cosmic Marriage that was divided into the first “Restored Parents’ Ceremony” and the second “Glorious Parents’ Ceremony”.

The 3-Couple Blessing

A blessing ceremony was held on April 16, 1960 (LC 3.21) at 10 am at the First Headquarters Church with three families (Won Pil Kim & Dal Og Jeong, Hyo Won Yoo & Gil Ja Sa, Young Hwi Kim & Dae Hwa Jeong)
True Father described this wedding as a “sacramental ceremony/Seongrye” and explained and directed the whole process of the ceremony. This Blessing Ceremony started with the “all things restoration ceremony” as a first phase and followed by “children restoration ceremony” and the “sacramental ceremony/Seongrye” as a second phase. The second round was also held for the second time with the “children restoration ceremony” and the “sacramental ceremony”.

The 36 Couples Blessing

On May 15, 1961 (LC 4.1) the 33 Couples Blessing Ceremony was held in Cheongpa-dong First Headquarters Church, Seoul during 13 hours (from 4 AM to 5 PM). The ceremony, that launched with a Q&A session on marriage and congratulatory prayer given by the True Parents, represented the Blessing of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Israel with every couple’s two relatives, pastors from around the country, core members residing in Seoul – all together about 700 people – attended the ceremony centered on the True Parents.
Together with the three couples who were blessed a year before, the 1st Israel family is called the Adam’s family, the 2nd Israel – the Noah’s family, and the 3rd is called the Jacob’s family.
The Adam’s family as a symbol of restored previously married couple, Noah’s family as a symbol of previously engaged couple including three couples who were blessed a year before, Jacob’s family as a symbol of restored pure men and women were intended to represent all marital situations of 12 couples each. The 36 Couples Blessing became a model for Blessing in both spiritual and physiсal worlds.

The 72 Couples Blessing: June 4, 1962, 6:20 AM, Former Headquarters Church, Seoul

The 124 Couples Blessing: July 24, 1963, 10:20 AM, Seoul Citizen’s Hall

The 430 Couples Blessing: February 22, 1968, 2 PM, Seoul Citizen’s Hall

The 777 Couples International Blessing: October 21, 1970, 10:30 AM, Seoul Jangchung Arena

The 1,800 Couples International Blessing: February 8, 1975, 1:30 PM, Seoul Jangchung Arena

The 6,000 Couples International Blessing: October 14, 1982, 10:30 AM, Seoul Jamsil Arena

The 6,500 Couples International Blessing: October 30, 1988, 10:30 AM

The 30,000 Couples International Blessing: August 25, 1992, 11 AM, Seoul Olympic Stadium

The 360,000 Couples International Blessing: August 25, 1995, 11 AM, Seoul Olympic Stadium

The 40,000,000 Couples International Blessing: November 29, 1997, 11 AM, Guri, IlWha Inservice Education Institute

The 360,000,000 Couples International Blessing (First): June 13, 1998, Madison Square Garden, New York

The 360,000,000 Couples International Blessing (Second): February 7, 1999, Seoul Olympic Stadium

The 400,000,000 Couples International Blessing (First): February 13, 2000, 1 PM, Seoul Olympic Stadium

The 400,000,000 Couples International Blessing / World Peace Blessing (Second): January 27, 2001, UN Headquarters, New York

The 400,000,000 Couples International Blessing (Third): February, 16, 2002, Seoul Olympic Fencing Gymnasium

The 144,000 Clergy Couples Marriage Blessing: April 27, 2002, Sheraton National Hotel, Washigton D.C.

The 400,000,000 Couples International Blessing (Fourth): July 13, 2003, Ryu Gwansun Gymnasium, Cheonan

The 400,000,000 Couples International Blessing (Fifth): July 26, 2004, Ryu Gwansun Gymnasium, Cheonan

The 400,000,000 Couples International Blessing (Sixth): August 1, 2005, Ryu Gwansun Gymnasium, Cheonan

International and Interultural Marriage Blessing for the Era of Peace and Prosperity: February 22, 2007, Cheongpyeong Training Center

International and Interultural Marriage Blessing to Bring in the Era of Peace and Prosperity: July 5, 2007, Ryu Gwansun Gymnasium, Cheonan

Marriage Blessing Ceremony for the Reign of Peace of a Heavenly Civilization (First): July 6, 2008, Cheongpyeong Training Center

Marriage Blessing Ceremony for the Reign of Peace of a Heavenly Civilization (Second): October 12, 2008, Cheongpyeong Training Center

Interreligious and Interultural Marriage Blessing in Celebration of the Peace King, and celebration of True Father’s 90th Birthday: January 31, 2009, Manhattan Center, New York

10.14 Cosmic Marriage Blessing: October 14, 2009, Sun Moon University

11.16 Seond Generation Marriage Blessing: November 16, 2009, Cheongpyeong Training Center

1.4 Cosmic Marriage Blessing: February 17, 2010, Ilsan KINTEX

Marriage Blessing based on the Completion of the Settlement of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind: Otober 10, 2010, Sun Moon University

Marriage Blessing to Welcome the Era of Liberation Opened by the Victory of the True Parents: March 24, 2012, Cheongshim Peace World Center

Cosmic Marriage Blessing officiated by the True Parents: February 17, 2013, Cheongshim Peace World Center

2014 Cosmic Marriage Blessing officiated by the True Parents: December 2, 2014, Cheongshim Peace World Center

2015 Cosmic Marriage Blessing officiated by the True Parents: March 3, 2015, Cheongshim Peace World Center

2016 Cosmic Marriage Blessing officiated by the True Parents: February 20, 2016, Cheongshim Peace World Center

2017 HJ Cosmic Marriage Blessing officiated by the True Parents: September 7, 2017, Cheongshim Peace World Center

2018 HJ Cosmic Marriage Blessing officiated by the True Parents: August 27, 2018, Cheongshim Peace World Center