On Saturday, April 24, 2021 (April 25 in Korea), we held the Holy Blessing ceremony for six couples at Belvedere, and 6100 couples around the world. The event also celebrated the 61st Holy Wedding Anniversary of True Parents. The main events were live streamed from Korea. While we were watching the stream from Korea, live video from Belvedere was also streamed to Korea where it appeared on the large screen there along with video from other churches around the world. We also streamed our own side of the event to our YouTube channel.
A number of photos and video from the event are provided below. Click on a photo to see a larger image.
Dr. Kone offers this short report:
On March 14 by the Heavenly Calendar in the 9th year of Cheon Il Guk (April 25, 2021) the 2021 Hyojeong Cosmic Blessing officiated by the True Parents of Heaven, Earth, and Humankind was held at the Belvedere Estate in Tarrytown, NY.
Mrs. Susan Bouachri served as MC for the entire event. The program began with dinner outside in the tea garden behind the Belvedere Main House. A congratulatory message was offered by the local pastor Drissa Kone and an opening prayer was offered by Rev. Juanita Pierre-Louis, District 2 Pastor.
A total of six couples participated in the Blessing. Out of the six couples, one couple participated also in the Holy Wine Ceremony and the chastening ceremony. Rev. Edner and Rev. Juanita Pierre-Louis served as the stand-in officiators during the program. In addition to the couples, 24 family/guests and 20 staff members attended the event.
Entertainment was offered by Raoul Joseph and Mrs. Taeko Lay along with live video from Korea. The entire event ended around 11pm local time. The couples, parents, and guests were so happy and grateful for the great experience.
Thank you to Heavenly Parent and True Parents for the Cosmic Blessing given to all the couples across the world.
Short video from the dinner program. (13 minutes)
Video of the ceremony. (~30 minutes)
This video was recorded at Belvedere during the live-stream from Korea.
It begins with the procession of the brides and follows with the main program from Korea.
Most of the video is from the Korea program with a few inserts from the cameras at Belvedere.
If you click on the vimeo logo and go directly to the Vimeo page there is a download option and there are time stamps for various parts in the program.
YouTube video stream of the program. (1 hour 15 minutes)
This video was our live-stream to our YouTube channel.
It contains more of the program including the Korean entertainment sections.
If you go to the YouTube page there there are time stamps for various parts in the program.