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This Month’s Message: Why Bother with Faith?

Oyasama once told a follower:
“Virtue is more deeply planted in the second generation than in the first one, and deeper still in the third than in the second. By becoming ever deeper, it will become virtue which lasts forever.”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, no. 123

To you, who have just turned fifteen, from your father:
Happy birthday! Let me [...]

Tenrikyo’s Way of Thinking and Living: The Grand Service and the Monthly Service

The Grand Service and the Monthly Service both take place in the Main Sanctuary, which comprises the Inner Sanctuary, which centers on Jiba, and four worship halls that surround it—the North, South, East, and West Worship Halls.
The Service—whether it is the Grand Service or the Monthly Service—consists of two parts: the Kagura Service and the [...]

Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama Marries Nobue Kamikawa

Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama Marries Nobue Kamikawa

On September 1, the wedding ceremony of Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama, 26, and Nobue Kamikawa, 28, was duly conducted at the Foundress’ Sanctuary.
Shortly after 9:30 a.m., about an hour before the wedding ceremony began, the bride and groom left the Chuch Headquarters Staff Quarters and proceeded to the Main Sanctuary together with their families and relatives [...]

First Session of the Seminar for Successors Conducted at the Home of the Parent

First Session of the Seminar for Successors Conducted at the Home of the Parent

The first session of the Seminar for Successors was held in Jiba, the Home of the Parent, between August 28 and 30 with an attendance of 1,114 men and women. [...]

Students Training Course Takes Place for High-Schoolers, Following a New, Grade-Based Format

Students Training Course Takes Place for High-Schoolers, Following a New, Grade-Based Format

The High School Division of the Students Training Course was held at the Home of the Parent between August 9 to 15 with a total of 928 participants from all parts of Japan. [...]

August 2017 Monthly Service

August 2017 Monthly Service

The August Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was performed on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
In the beginning of his Service prayer, the Shinbashira touched upon the “knot” on the Kanrodai, saying, “We were shown an unexpected ʻknot’ on the Kanrodai that arose on July 26 after [...]