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Archive for July, 2003

June Monthly Service Joyfully Performed

The June Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was performed in the Main Sanctuary on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding.
A large number of followers filled the worship halls from early in the morning. Among them were many who, on the previous day, had attended the prayer service for the commencement of [...]

The Mission in the Congo Makes a Fresh Start

Rev. Pierre Bazebibaka received sanction to become the fifth head minister of Congo Brazzaville Church on June 26. On this occasion, about 70 people affiliated with the mission in the Congo gathered at Moya 38 on June 27 and were honored by the presence of the Shinbashira. This was the second [...]

Ikoi-no-Ie Hospital Opens Shirakawa Branch

Ikoi-no-Ie Hospital’s Shirakawa Branch Hospital, which had been under construction since last spring, was completed at Shirakawa, Iwaya, Tenri. On June 30, the ceremony to celebrate the completion of Shirakawa Branch Hospital was held with the presence of many distinguished guests including the Shinbashira and his wife, the former Shinbashira, [...]

The Shinbashira Attends Convention Commemorating 50th Anniversary

On July 12, Tenrikyo Brazil Young Men’s Association held a convention commemorating its 50th anniversary at Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in Brazil. The convention, honored by the presence of the Shinbashira, who is also the president of Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association, was attended by more than 2,400 people.
On the day before the [...]

Construction for the Westward Expansion of the Sanctuary Precincts Begins

On June 25, a prayer service followed by earth-carrying hinokishin was conducted at Church Headquarters to commence the construction for the “westward expansion of the Sanctuary precincts”–one of two major construction projects planned by Church Headquarters in anticipation of the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama.
Despite menacing rain clouds that had stretched across [...]