A unique ceremony in south Korea drew in an audience of over 20,000 church followers that wanted to witness a historic event. In a stadium in Gapyeong a massive wedding took place that included close to 2000 couples.
This unique South Korean Unification Church held a mass wedding that helped marry over 2000 couples from 54 different countries in under a day. The founder of the church is Sun Myung Moon, he and his wife were there to participate in the mass blessing ceremony. Every married couple had holy water sprinkled upon them, completing the marriage ceremony.
The purpose of the mass marriage ceremony was to remove all religious quarells, ethnic boundaries, and nationality differences. The overall goal was to demonstrate a minor amount of success in world piece with a common causing and the thought of forming new families.
“This whole experience has been absolutely amazing. I mean really really happy to have met Lisun and really happy that we are together now and really look forward to years ahead and so getting to know her well,” said Chouchane Saemie.
The odd aspect of this mass marriage was that a good portion of the couples had just me prior to the ceremony and some didn’t even even speak the same language, but were married all the same.