The 72 Couples Blessing was held on June 4, 1962 at the Old Headquarters Church in South Korea. Couples entered the hall in sets of three, and separate ceremonies were held for each set. As the couples entered, a congratulatory poem and song were offered, wedding vows were recited and rings were exchanged. True Parents’ blessing prayer followed, and finally, commemorative photographs were taken. A one-hour intermission was held after eight sets of couples had participated in the ceremony. The entire marriage ceremony was completed at 5:30 PM, more than eleven hours after it had begun.