Unification Church South Korea Wedding

March 24, 2012 by staff 

Unification Church South Korea Wedding, About 2,500 couples from around the world exchanged or reaffirmed wedding vows at a South Korean stadium on Saturday and got a blessing from the founder of the Unification Church, Reverend Sun Myung Moon.

The 92-year-old Moon and his wife sprinkled “holy water” over a group of couples called onto the stage and declared them bound in wedlock.

“This whole experience has been absolutely amazing. I mean really, really happy,” said Chouchane Saemie, a bridegroom from Britain.

A church spokesman said that in addition to the 2,500 couples from more than 50 countries at the ceremony at a church stadium in Gapyeong, 75 km (50 miles) from Seoul, another 2,700 couples joined in via the Internet.

More than 15,000 followers and guests gathered at the stadium for the ceremony, he said.

“The mass wedding leads all mankind to be one, removing the boundaries of ethnicities, religions and nationalities,” said senior South Korean church official Seuk Joon-ho. “Our goal is making the world peaceful with forming new families.”

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