The first ceremony for Liberation and Blessing of Ancestors was held on December 6, 2015 at the Unification Sanctuary, Newfoundland, PA. This was the first official Liberation and Blessing of ancestors conducted after True Father ascended in 2012. More than one thousand families from Korea, Japan, the United States, Philippines, Thailand, Russia, as well as other countries in Europe, Africa, Central and Latin America, Central and South Asia participated in the event including those present and those who submitted their ancestor liberation requests who were watching through the live Internet broadcast.
In accordance with instructions given by True Father to initiate the process of bringing salvation to departed souls, Ancestor Liberation and Blessing is held twice each year. Those who have placed themselves under True Father's authority may request that Hyung Jin Nim, the second King of Cheon Il Guk, liberate and bless their ancestors up to the 210th generation.
Rev. Hyung Jin Moon has explained that all liberations conducted while True Father (Rev. Sun Myung Moon) was alive are considered valid and that those conducted by FFWPU after his father's passing after September 3, 2012 were invalid. Any second generation or first generation individuals that have partaken of the desecrated holy wine of FFWPU after September 3, 2012 need to receive holy wine under True Father's authority and place themselves under True Father's authority to liberate ancestors.
For more details please see the page on Ancestors Liberation.