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Archive for June, 2005

2005 English Class of Shuyoka: 31 Attend Three-Month Spiritual Development Course

The 31st English class of Shuyoka (the three-month Spiritual Development Course) began in the Home of the Parent on April 1 as part of the 768th session of Shuyoka, which has a total of 787 students (as of June 20). This year, there are 31 participants from various countries: 9 from [...]

Arrangements Announced for Year of Oyasama’s 120th Anniversary

At the April 27 meeting of the Kanamekai (association comprising the head ministers of all directly supervised churches), Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs Masahiko Iburi made an announcement that, in the year of the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama, prayer services will be performed at the Main Sanctuary at the request of pilgrimage [...]

May Monthly Service Performed in High Spirits

The May Monthly Service was performed in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters on the morning of the 26th. The Service began with the Shinbashira’s prayer, in which he said: “On this day today, which falls in the middle of the year to conclude our pre-anniversary activities, all of us–not [...]

Young Women Leaders Gather to Prepare for This Autumn’s Convention

On June 4 and 5, Tenrikyo Women’s Association Headquarters held a training course for young women leaders at Moya 38. Designed to heighten their awareness of their role as young women leaders and deepen their faith, the training course drew 244 participants from dioceses and directly supervised churches. The course included [...]

Former Shinbashira Attends Ceremony to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of Ishikawa Missionary House

On May 31, the former Shinbashira visited the Ishikawa Diocese Administration Office to attend a ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Ishikawa Missionary House. The ceremony drew 150 participants, including residents and former residents of the missionary house.
At present, there are 16 missionary houses in Japan, three of which are [...]

20th Anniversary of Mission Center in Mexico Celebrated in the Shinbashira’s Presence

Taking advantage of its 20th anniversary, Tenrikyo Mission Center in Mexico, located in Mexico City, conducted the enshrinement of the omedo (symbol of worship) for both God the Parent and Oyasama on May 14 with the Shinbashira serving as the chief officiant. The following day, the service was joyously performed to [...]