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Archive for November, 2002

Overseas Department Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

A convention commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reestablishment of the Overseas Department was held on October 28 in the Home of the Parent, with the presence of Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs Masahiko Iburi, former head of the department. A total of 220 followers from 17 countries participated in the convention.
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The 78th Annual Convention Draws 37,000

The 78th Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association Convention was held in the Inner Courtyard of Church Headquarters on Sunday, October 27. Since it fell on the day after the Autumn Grand Service and the announcement of Instruction Two, the convention drew more than 37,000 people–about twice the number of participants at last [...]

The Shinbashira’s Sermon at the Autumn Grand Service

Please allow me to begin by expressing my sincere appreciation to you for coming in such large numbers from near and far to attend the Autumn Grand Service of the 165th year of the Teaching. As we have just completed the Service, I should like to take this opportunity to share [...]

The Shinbashira Announces Instruction Two

On October 26, the Shinbashira led the congregation in the Autumn Grand Service at Church Headquarters’ Main Sanctuary, commemorating the day the Teaching came into being in the year 1838. He announced Instruction Two during his sermon, thereby providing guidelines for the activities to be conducted in preparation for the 120th [...]