True Parents’ 57th Wedding Anniversary
April 12, 2017 is the 57th Anniversary of True Parents’ Holy Marriage Blessing in 1960. This was a momentous day for the world, as we now had True Parents who recreated the original God-centered family ideal that Adam and Eve were meant to be, and guided the way forward to change the world.
As a nation and global community, we celebrate True Parents’ groundbreaking mission and with immense gratitude we wish our True Father and True Mother a happy anniversary!
From the Archives
April 11, 1960 (March 16 by the lunar calendar) marked the historic day in the Unification tradition of ‘the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ True Parents joined in holy matrimony in the Cheongpa-dong headquarters church. Wedding decorations were put up in the main hall, the walls and floor were covered with white cloth, and a platform was erected. When preparations were completed, True Father consecrated the hall with salt. This began the church tradition of consecrating belongings with Holy Salt.
As described by Rev. Young Hwi Kim, True Mother, dressed in a white hanbok (the traditional Korean dress) with a long wedding veil over her head and ornaments befitting a bride, came down the stairs from the second floor, arm in arm with True Father. A chorus of ‘Song of the Banquet’ was their wedding march.
The ceremony was carried out twice, first in the Western style with a wedding veil, and then in the Korean traditional style with a blue silk hanbok, square belt and black hat for the groom and a bridal headpiece and Korean royal dress for the bride. The offering table for the Holy Wedding was set up according to revelations received from Heaven, with some forty kinds of food in cylindrical columns. After the meal, celebrations were held in the same hall, joyously highlighted by True Parents’ dance. True Father said that because of this ceremony, the Principle and the existence of the Unification Movement would become known throughout the entire world, and the Will of God would be accomplished.
Holy Day Donation
Today, Unificationist communities mark True Parents’ Holy Wedding with celebrations all across the nation and around the world. Individuals and families are also encouraged to offer donations, as circumstances permit, to support providential projects like the Hyojeong East Garden Museum and the Sunhak Peace Prize.