True Mother has recently been encouraging us with urgency to share the Blessing with 430 generations of our ancestors before Foundation Day 2020.
With a heart to Bless the entire world and liberate the entire spiritual world, True Mother has made some procedural updates to Ancestor Blessing, as well as the providence of regional Training Centers, to allow us to complete this important mission by Foundation Day 2020.
We summarized some of these updates below, as well as attached the original memo. If you have any questions about these updates, we recommend that you contact the Cheongpyeong Training Center directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for the most accurate response.
Updates to Ancestor Liberation & Blessing
A. Ancestor Liberation and Blessing from 1 to 210 generations
1) Please follow the current method. To learn more about this, please visit the Cheongpyeong website on Ancestor Liberation and Blessing.
B. Ancestor Liberation from 211 to 430 generations
1) The Ancestor Liberation until 329 generations currently ongoing will continue accordingly for the five-month period from July to November 2018. (This period just completed).
2) From December 2018, the liberation of a new set of generations will start from 330 generations for five months until April 2019. Up to now, we have been liberating one set (seven generations) at a time but during this time we will expand to seven sets of 7 generations (49 generations in this period, that is, generations 330 to 378). The liberation of all earlier generations that were not yet liberated will also be possible, from 1 to 378 generations.
3) From May 2019 until September 2019, for five months, another seven sets of ancestors (49 generations) will be liberated, that is, generations 379 to 427. In addition, three extra generations will be added so that all members can complete liberation until 430 generations (a total liberation of 52 generations during this period).
4) To be able to participate in the Ancestor Blessing Ceremony for 430 generations held during the period of the Special Great Works commemorating Foundation Day (February 6, 2020, by the solar calendar), the liberated spirits must have already finished their 100-day workshop in the spirit world. Therefore, liberation of all ancestors until 430 generations needs to be achieved through the Hyojeong Cheongpyeong Special 2-day Workshop no later than October 25, 2019. We are currently working on the possibility of holding such workshops in America as well in the coming year, and we’ll update you as information becomes available.
5) Until now, when members applied for Ancestor Blessing from 211 generations and onward, the next set (7 generations) of ancestors were liberated automatically. However, from December 2018 members can apply for Ancestor Liberation until the latest generation. However, members still need to offer the donation for the liberation of ancestors until the 210th generation. Members do not need to offer any donation for Ancestor Liberation from 211-430 generations. (This is only on the condition that members have completed all payments until 210 generations.)
6) For those members who have been continuing with liberation and Blessing from 211 generations, from December 2018 when members apply for the Ancestor Blessing, the liberation of ancestors will automatically be applied until the latest generation at the time. (From the 211th generation, when members apply for Ancestor Blessing, they do not need to offer any extra workshop fees or donations for ongoing liberation.) For members who live in Korea and Japan, when they attend a 2-day workshop when there is no ancestor Blessing Ceremony, members can apply for liberation up to the generations currently being liberated. Payment of liberation donations and additional workshop fee are not required.
C. Ancestor Blessing from 211 to 430 generations
1) From July until November 2018, Ancestor Blessing until 322 generations will be held accordingly and there are no changes to the current situation.
2) From December 2018, the Blessing for ancestors up to 329 generations will be held for five months, and from May 2019 the first seven sets (49 generations) will be ready to be blessed and members can complete the Blessing of 1-378 generations.
3) From October 2019, the Ancestor Blessing from 379-430 generations will be conducted. Members must complete the Ancestor Blessing up to 430 generations by Foundation Day in 2020 (February 6, 2020, by the solar calendar). The Ancestor Blessing Ceremony for the month of February 2020 will be held during the period of the Special Great Works commemorating Foundation Day.
4) The workshop fee and Blessing fee for each set of seven generations of ancestors are the same as the current rate for your country and needs to be paid accordingly from 211- 430 generations.
5) Regarding the Ancestor Blessing for the generations from the 211th generation, members can bless ancestors according to their wish within the generations that have been liberated up to that point and completed their 100-day workshop.
6) The Ancestor Blessing Ceremony is being conducted once a month in Korea; however, when necessary, it will be held twice a month.
D. Ancestor Liberation and Ancestor Blessing after Foundation Day 2020
1) The grace of Ancestor Liberation and Blessing until 430 generations by Foundation Day in 2020 is the special grace and blessing of the True Parents of Heaven, Earth and Humankind opening the path to Heavenly Tribal Messiah victory of blessing (vertically) 430 generations and (horizontally) 430 couples. Therefore, all blessed families should complete this liberation and Blessing of ancestors until 430 generations during this given time period. After the Ancestor Blessing Ceremony up to 430 generations held during the period of the Special Great Works commemorating Foundation Day (February 6, 2020, by the solar calendar), the process of liberating and Blessing ancestors from 211 generations will revert to the normal process of liberation and blessing of one set (seven generations) at a time.
2) Ancestor Liberation and Blessing Schedule
Updates on Regional Training Centers
True Father shared in 1988:
“The Cheongpyeong Training Center must make training centers like that of Cheongpyeong in each continent. The Cheongpyeong Training Center must make branches by touring the six continents once every two months. It’s because expenses go up a lot if you bring (everyone) to one place. It will cost a lot to go to Cheongpyeong, so there is no need for this. If the Cheongpyeong Training Center makes branches at the six continents and if thousands of people can do the workshop all together, then you can reduce expenses, you can even mobilize the people in Africa by mobilizing the spirit world through the works of the Holy Spirit. A balanced spiritual education facility will emerge by making something like the Cheongpyeong training center on each of the six continents and by making what you have established for the six continents, in each nation.” – Sermons of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, Volume 294, Page 197, June 14, 1998
In August 2018, True Mother gave the directions for the establishment of the branch training centers in each region for the victory of the mission of Heavenly Tribal Messiah. True Mother said that there would be no branch training center in Heavenly Korea, Heavenly Japan or Heavenly America, but for these regions the education such as Ancestor Liberation and Blessing etc., will be carried out centering on the Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center in the Hyojeong Cheonwon in Korea. In Heavenly Africa, Heavenly Europe, and Heavenly Central and South America and Asia region, branch training centers will be established. Regarding the sites where the branch training centers may be established, for Heavenly Africa it will be in Zambia, for Heavenly Central and South America at the Jardim training center, and for Asia in Pak Chong Training Center. The branch training centers will be operated under the direction of Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center. In addition, True Mother established that the Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center is a directly affiliated organization of True Parents at the Cheon Jeong Gung Headquarters.
At this time, North America, Japan, and Korea will continue to participate in Ancestor Liberation and Blessing through the Training Center in Cheongpyeong, Korea.
To read the full memo from international headquarters, please click here.