The Words of the Yang Family
Chang Shik Yang and Michael Jenkins
February 4, 2003
To: Block Directors, Regional Directors, Vice RDs, State Leaders, Committee Leaders
From: Dr. Chang Shik Yang, Rev. Michael Jenkins
Re: Blessing Guidelines
Date: February 4th, 2003, 12 noon Chung Pyung Time, (Feb. 3rd, 10 pm DC Time)
A tremendous sense of history and providence is now unfolding each morning at Hoon Dok Hae with True Parents at Chung Pyung. True Parents are now preparing us for the Cheon Il Guk blessing on the third level and the Coronation Ceremony. It is a very joyful time but also rich with realization of how we must continuously purify ourselves and prepare to live in the Kingdom of Heaven. We realize that repentance is key to our growth and preparation for this blessing.
The Official Titles:
The Cheon Il Guk Blessing:
The Holy Marriage Blessing Ceremony of the Parents of Heaven and Earth, Opening [the Gate to] the Cheon-Il-Guk
The Coronation Ceremony:
Coronation of the King [and Queen] of the Blessed Families for the Peace and Unity of the Heavenly Parent and the Parents of Heaven and Earth.
1. Cheon Il Guk Blessing
5:00 a.m. Feb. 6 (Korea time); (3 pm Wed. Feb. 5 EST) Blessed couples will begin to gather in holy robes
6:45 a.m. (Korea); (4:45 pm EST) MC begins
6:50 a.m. (Korea) Entrance of the Attendants
7:00 a.m. (Korea) Entrance of True Parents, Entrance of True Family, Opening Prayer, True Parents Kyung Beh to God, Ko Chun Moon – "Report to Heaven" Rev. Chung Hwan Kwak, Exchange of Rings, Declaration of Holy Marriage of True Parents At the Cheon Il Guk Level, Congratulatory Song, Conclusion
2.Coronation Ceremony for the King of Blessed Families
9:00 am Feb. 6 (Korea time) (Wednesday, Feb, 5, 7 pm EST) Entrance of Attendants, 5 Founders of Major Religions, 7 Representatives of Providential Nations, Entrance of True Parents, Lighting of Holy Candles, True Family members offers Kyung Beh, Kajeong Maengse, Prayer of Blessing for all Blessed Couples on the Cheon Il, Guk Level (this may change in sequence), Ceremony Address -- Rev. Chung Hwan Kwak, Presentation of the Royal Scepter and Seal, Presentation of Flowers, Congratulatory Cake, Oeg Mansei (Father expanded Mansei to "Oeg" meaning Infinite blessing), Closing
Attire: Holy Robes
Who Should Attend: All Blessed Couples and their children. Children who don’t have holy robes should dress all in white. (Registered or not)
(Note: True Parents have asked that all Blessed Couples join this Third Stage of Blessing. Registered Blessed Couples, All Non-Registered Blessed Couples, and all blessed couples that attended Interreligious blessings are welcome. [i.e. Dec. 7th Blessing, clergy and religious and political leaders may attend – they also must commit to the registration blessing.] Non-Registered Blessed couples are given the grace to attend if they pledge to attend the registration blessing.)
Blessing Location and Décor:
Same as previous Blessings. Location may be Family Church, ACLC or appropriate Christian church or hotel. (e.g., December 7th Blessing)
Banner: Every location must have a banner, "Cheon Il Guk Holy Blessing Ceremony," "Coronation Ceremony for the King of Blessed Families" Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, Location Date
Holy Wine and Holy Water:
No holy wine or holy water ceremony will be required for the Cheon Il Guk blessing.
True Parents’ Blessing ceremony will be Officiated by God. The Coronation and the Blessing of all Families will be officiated by True Parents.
True Parents’ Representative:
An Elder of the Church must stand as True Parents’ representative to MC and Coordinate the Program. It is preferred that this be a Blessed couple with both spouses present. It is permissible if only one is present to coordinate. It is permissible if only one is present to coordinate the program, however, that person should wear his or her spouses’ picture (even if the spouse is attending the main ceremony at Chung Pyung with a picture. Note: This only applies to True Parents representative.) All other couples do not need a picture if their spouse is attending with picture in Chung Pyung.
Same format as December 7th Blessing. Attendants should be included.
Technical Problems with the Web Cast
There is always the potential for technical failure. If this occurs, the MC and Representative Couple should follow the Cheon Il Guk Blessing program and have prayer over the couples. Even a webcast with audio only would allow you to complete the program on schedule. Please consider having other computers available in the main ceremony hall so that at least an audio feed could allow the program to synchronize with True Parents.
If all fails. The Representative Couple should follow the basic Cheon Il Guk Blessing Program and offer Prayer over the couples that they will be linked by True Parents’ Prayer. They should not dismiss until the whole Coronation ceremony is finished (3 hrs. after the program start time.)
Remain in prayer and have holy songs. Make a back-up plan that at a minimum someone could log on to another terminal in a remote location to at least announce what is happening with each part of the schedule while it is occurring.
8 x 10 picture of spouse:
If your spouse is attending the main ceremony at Chung Pyung Lake with your picture and you attend the ceremony in America, no picture is required. A picture is required in America only if your spouse cannot attend any ceremony.
Dr. Chang Shik Yang
Rev. Michael Jenkins
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