In order to best assist the candidate in their preparation for the matching and blessing, we strongly recommend to register on our Blessing Application Website and to upload all personal information.
It is important that we prepare well internally for the Blessing. Please contact your national Blessed Family Department (BFD) Leader to conduct the Blessing interview. If you need to resolve any issues in the area of purity, please consult them and be open to be guided in your spiritual path, to set the right conditions to be able to participate in the matching and Blessing process.
Please note that the Blessing interview consists of an official confession, in addition to the interview itself (see ‘Interview Form’ below). The confession can either be conducted at the same time as the interview, or with a different qualified person, at a different time, if preferred.
Please keep in mind that the Interview and Confession should be done before starting a matching process.
Please hand in the Matching Report Form once both families and the candidates in question have agreed on the matching. We recommend, if possible that both families meet up and conclude the matching with a small ceremony.
Additional Documents and Conditions:
Please note that the following documents and conditions need to be completed in addition to the forms above, in order for a candidate to be eligible for the Blessing.
- One full length (candidate standing) and one of head and shoulders
- Photos should be clear, taken indoors against a plain background
- Those who normally wear glasses should wear them for the photos
- Please dress nicely with proper shoes
- Please remember that the pictures will be shown to True Parents. Thus please make sure that the pictures are of good quality.
- Please send pictures in portrait format (not landscape!)
- Genetic diseases
- Mental illnesses
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDS)
- HIV/AIDS infection
- Temporary diseases
- Broken bones
- Near or far-sightedness
In addition to the health statement, an AIDS/HIV test needs to be submitted. This needs to be conducted by a doctor or at a hospital. Please make sure that it is clearly visible on the test, that the candidate is HIV negative.
We would like to assure candidates that the results of the test will remain confidential and will not be published .
7 Day Fast
A 7 Day Fast needs to be completed as a condition prior to receiving the Blessing. Once you have completed it, please inform us of the dates that it was carried out.
An official Second Generation Blessing Workshop must be completed before attending the Blessing. The Workshop should have been completed within the last 2 years. Please upload a scanned copy of the official certificate to the Blessing Application Website.
21 Day Workshop
A 21 Day Workshop must have been completed. Please inform us which workshop you participated in, with approximate dates.