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Archive for January, 2004

The Annual Sechi Festival Held at the Home of the Parent

The annual Sechi Festival was held at Jiba from January 5 to 7. This traditional event at the Home of the Parent started in the 1870s, when Oyasama shared the New Year’s offerings of rice cakes with people, and it has continued for over 100 years. Blessed with mild weather, this [...]

December Monthly Service Performed

On December 26, 2003, the last Monthly Service for the 166th year of the Teaching was solemnly conducted at Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. Referring to the activities and events held in the first year of the season leading up to the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama, such [...]

The Shinbashira Addresses New Year’s Meeting

Tenrikyo Church Headquarters held its annual New Year’s meeting in the Assembly Hall after the evening service on January 4. The 658 participants–including resident staff members of Church Headquarters, head ministers of directly supervised churches, superintendents of dioceses, members of the Assembly, and committee members of Tenrikyo associations–listened intently to [...]

New Year’s Day Service Opens the Second Year of the Pre-Anniversary Activities

On January 1, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters conducted the New Year’s Day Service in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. This year marks the second year of the “three years, one thousand days” season leading up to the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama, which will be observed on January [...]

The Shinbashira’s New Year’s Greetings

May I extend my warmest New Year’s greetings to all of you. I hope you have welcomed the New Year in bright spirits.
Last year, we designated “three years, one thousand days” for our decisive drive to prepare for the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama and embarked on the anniversary-related activities. This year, which marks [...]