2. Rev. Moon’s 70-year-old widow, Hak Ja Han, presided over the “Blessing Ceremony.” Men and women from around the world traveled to Cheongshim Peace World Centre in Gapyeong, about 37 miles northeast of Seoul, to have their union blessed by “Mother Moon
4. Although matchmaking responsibilities have shifted to parents in recent years, many couples still choose to have the church arrange their marriages. Of the followers married on Sunday, 400 were officially paired mere days before the ceremony.
14. Each couple vows to live a life of purity, follow the example set by Rev. Moon and his wife (who are referred to as the “True Family”), raise children in the church, and become “an ideal family which contributes to world peace.”