Chapter 2 The Unification Movement in Korea






  The Holy Wedding Ceremony



Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ?˜Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.' (Genesis 1:28)

Holy Wedding of 36 couples (1st group)     Holy Wedding of 36 couples (2nd group)

Holy Wedding of 36 couples (3rd group)

God created the human ancestors, and blessed them saying grow and prosper, fill the earth and have dominion over the earth. If the first human beings, Adam and Eve, had matured in true love, received God's blessing, become and ideal man and wife and borne children, they would have become true parents and the eternal true ancestors of their descendants. However, as Adam and Eve were unable to become true humans beings due to the fall, they did not receive the blessing of God, but became man and wife on their own will, and multiplied descendants of evil.

 Holy Wedding of 124 couples  Holy wedding of 124 couples

The desire of God, whose dispensation is to save fallen man, is that true love and the true family be restored, in order to fulfill God's three blessings. The desire of fallen man is also to receive the blessing of God and to create a true family.

Holy Wedding of 430 couples International Holy Wedding of 777 couples

International Holy Wedding of 2,100 couiples, Madison Square Garden (July 1, 1982)

International Holy Wedding of 6,000 couples, Chamshil Gymnasium, Seoul (October 14, 1982)The Holy Wedding Ceremony of the Unification Church is the ceremony to establish an order of love under God's blessing. A man and woman perfect themselves centered on God's love and create a family, bearing children of goodness. The expansion of this to the level of race, nation and world is the building of the Kingdom of God in both heaven and earth. The significance of this International Holy Wedding of 1,267 married couples at the WFWP Founding Rally in Seoul, Korea (April 10, 1992)     Holy Wedding and Blessing is for all humankind, having God as their common parent, to become brothers and sisters and thus create one world.

  Mrs. Moon sprinkling Holy Water at the 6,500-couple International Holy Wedding    Reverend Moon sprinkling Holy Water at the 6,500-couple International Holy Wedding

International Holy Wedding of 6,500 couples

International Holy Wedding of 1,275 couples

Well over four hundred thousand couples have received the blessing through these joint Holy Weddings, including 360.000 couples who were blessed in 1995. These Blessings began with three couples in 1960, thirty-three couples in 1961, and have expanded ever since.