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Archive for January, 2005

Relief Donations for Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster in South Asia

A month has passed since the tsunami triggered by an earthquake off the western coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia, devastated the shores of Asian nations situated on the Indian Ocean. Over 220,000 people are reported to have died as a result, and the death toll is expected to rise. Millions of [...]

Annual Sechi Festival Held at the Home of the Parent

The annual Sechi Festival was held at the Home of the Parent from January 5 to 7. This traditional event has continued for well over a century, having started in the 1870s when Oyasama shared the New Year’s offerings of rice cakes with the followers and villagers. For this year’s Sechi [...]

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. Attending the meeting were resident staff ministers of Church Headquarters, head ministers of directly supervised churches, superintendents of dioceses, members of the Assembly, and committee members of Tenrikyo associations.
The Shinbashira began [...]

December Monthly Service Concludes Second Year of the Pre-Anniversary Season

The December Monthly Service was performed at Church Headquarters on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding.
In the Service prayer, the Shinbashira first expressed his gratitude for God the Parent’s blessings constantly given to all humankind and the world. Looking back on the steps we took during 2004, he said, “Through such activities [...]

New Year’s Day Service Opens the Final 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. The Service marked the beginning of the 168th year of the Teaching, which will be the concluding year of the “three years, one thousand days” season leading up to the 120th [...]

Season’s Greetings from the Shinbashira

Happy New Year!
Please accept my sincere gratitude for the efforts you devoted to the work of the path last year.
With the beginning of the new year, we have now entered the concluding year of the “three years, one thousand days” season leading up to the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama. We must be sure [...]