True Mother has announced a Special Blessing Ceremony taking place on October 10, 2020.
This will be a special Blessing Ceremony for several reasons, especially because it will be the first world-wide Blessing event as the newly established Heavenly Parents Holy Community. True Mother's heart is to pave the way for the entire world to receive the Marriage Blessing from our Heavenly Parent and True Parent. With the success of the virtual Rally of Hope that just took place, it has become clear that there is no limit to the number of people God can reach.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
This Special Blessing is intended for all matched couples, as well as married inter-generational couples. These couples will also be receiving Special Grace as part of this Special Blessing.
In order to participate in this Blessing Ceremony, couples must complete the following steps prior to September 21.
Complete your online application and make the Blessing Offering by September 21 in order to join this Special Blessing opportunity.
The online application consists of the Matching Candidate Application, Matching Report Application, and Blessing Ceremony Application. Learn more about each of these applications here.
Married inter-generational couples should apply using this form.
Who can participate?
A) Matched couples. Matched couples must complete all the requirements to receive the Blessing, i.e., the online applications on the BFM website. It is ideal and preferred that couples participate physically in the same location.
B) Inter-generational couples who have married before receiving the Blessing. Inter-generational married couples must complete all the requirements to receive the Blessing, i.e., filling out the Blessing Ceremony Application for married couples, and complete the Blessing education before and after the Blessing Ceremony. They must participate physically together in the Holy Wine and Blessing Ceremonies.
Where can I purchase a Blessing ring?
It is not a requirement to have a Blessing ring for the ceremony, but it is preferred. To order a Blessing ring, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to include the following info on your email:
Ring style name & ring size (right hand)
Metal color preference (yellow or white gold)
Diamond or no center diamond
Inscription message if applicable (40 characters at most)
Recipient mailing address
And whether or not you have already sent the payment
Make sure to send a money order as soon as you place the order. Email the tracking number to Michael so that he knows when the money order is arriving. (A priority mail will do just fine.) Remember that it might take at least two weeks for you to receive your rings.
What is the dress code?
A) Groom: dark suit, white gloves, purple bow tie recommended
B) Bride: white dress, white gloves (having accessories such as bouquets, tiaras and veils is left up to each bride)
What are the Conditions of Devotion?
Besides filling out the online applications and fulfilling the Blessing education, every participant must submit a Statement of Resolve to Start Anew to his or her local church in a sealed envelope.
Where will the Blessing Take Place?
The Blessing Ceremony will take place in Korea, and will be broadcast live throughout the world in local community churches. Please communicate with a local pastor about your interest in participating.
Will there be Special Grace?
Special Grace will be offered only to the couples participating in this Blessing. Individuals or Blessed Families wanting to receive the Special Grace will not be able to receive it at this time.
What is the 40-Day Separation and is it required?
The 40-Day Separation period is a devotional period following the Blessing Ceremony before beginning your sexual relationship as a Blessed Couple.
This period can be a beautiful experience for couples who use this time to focus on their internal intimacy and connection, and on that foundation, build on their physical intimacy after 40 days.
Further, this devotional period is an important way to offer your relationship to God before offering yourselves to your spouse.
Is it required?
For first-generation couples and intergenerational couples, the 40-Day Separation is a necessary condition established by True Parents in order to complete the change of blood lineage process, in addition to receiving this Special Blessing.
For second-generation couples who are Blessed Children, the 40-day separation is a condition to receive this Special Blessing.
What are the guidelines regarding COVID-19?
We strongly request that all local organizers follow state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19. In addition to following local guidelines, all Blessing venues are requested to do the following:
Follow local capacity regulations
Couples and observers must be seated 6 feet away from other couples or observers
For safety reasons, all couples and observers should wear facemasks
Provide hand sanitizer and extra masks for those who do not have any
Contact a local Blessing Ceremony to learn more about how to participate.