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Category: Sermons

The Shinbashira’s Sermon at the Spring Grand Service 2017

May I begin by expressing my sincere appreciation for the effort you have made to return to Jiba from near and far to attend today’s Spring Grand Service. The Service having duly been conducted, I would like to take this opportunity to share some of my thoughts with you. May I, therefore, have your attention [...]

The Shinbashira’s Sermon at the Autumn Grand Service 2016

May I express my sincere appreciation to you for attending today’s Autumn Grand Service for the 179th year of the Teaching in such great numbers. Having concluded the performance of the Service, I would like to take this opportunity to share some of my thoughts with you. May I, therefore, have your attention for a [...]

The Shinbashira’s Sermon at the Oyasama 130th Anniversary Service

May I express my sincere appreciation to all of you for returning to Jiba in the cold weather from various parts of the world, both within the country and overseas, to attend today’s Oyasama 130th Anniversary Service. We have now duly completed the performance of the Service, and I feel that in a way this [...]

The Shinbashira’s Sermon at the Autumn Grand Service 2015

May I express my sincere appreciation for the efforts you are devoting in your daily lives to the work of the path in your countries and communities, as well as for the trouble you have taken to attend today’s Service in the middle of the final stage of the pre-anniversary activities with only three months [...]

The Shinbashira’s Sermon at the Spring Grand Service 2015 (Tenrikyo 178)

May I begin by expressing my sincere appreciation to all of you for the efforts you are devoting to the tasks of the path in your daily lives. Together with so many of you who have returned to Jiba for today’s Spring Grand Service, we have just been able to duly perform the Service. Taking [...]

The Shinbashira’s Sermon at the Autumn Grand Service 2014

May I express my sincere appreciation for your efforts in returning to Jiba for the Autumn Grand Service for the 177th year of the Teaching. May I also thank you all most sincerely for the painstaking efforts you are devoting to the cause of the path in your daily lives.
I am truly delighted that we [...]