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Archive for April, 2005

Former Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs Kiyotsugu Hatabayashi Passes Away for Rebirth

Former Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs Kiyotsugu Hatabayashi passed away on March 24. He was 79. The funeral service was performed on the 28th at Toyodayama Columbarium, with the Shinbashira presiding.
Rev. Hatabayashi was born on November 12, 1925, and was a graduate of Kyushu University. He received the truth of the Sazuke in [...]

March Monthly Service Performed in High Spirits

The March Monthly Service was performed on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding. In the Service prayer, the Shinbashira first expressed gratitude for the constant blessings provided by God the Parent in the course of our daily lives. He went on to say: [...]

Eighty-four Missionaries Resolve to Devote an Entire Year for Salvation Work

A seminar for new residents of missionary houses was conducted at the Home of the Parent on March 29 and 30. This year, 84 prospective missionaries, ranging in age from 19 to 71, entered missionary houses in 17 locations throughout the country.
The seminar began with a pair of lectures designed to help [...]

Five Thousand Students Make Pilgrimage to Jiba

On March 28, the Students’ Spring Pilgrimage to Jiba, cosponsored by the Students Association and the Students Advisory Committee, was held at the Home of the Parent under the theme “Let us pledge a turnout of 10,000 students for next year’s Students Rally in Jiba.” Some 5,000 high school, technical school, [...]

First Overseas O-Uta Concert Held in Taiwan

On April 3, the first O-Uta Concert to be given overseas took place in Taipei, Taiwan, with the presence of the former Shinbashira. Under the sponsorship of Taiwan Japan Research Association, the concert was held at the renowned National Concert Hall in the Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center and featured 190 members [...]

OYASAMA BIRTH CELEBRATION SERVICE: 70,000 Followers Celebrate Oyasama’s 207th Birthday

On April 18, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters conducted the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service to commemorate the 207th birthday of the everliving Oyasama, our beloved Parent who guides us toward the Joyous Life for all humankind. To celebrate this festive occasion, great numbers of followers returned to the Home of the Parent from [...]