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Archive for November, 2005

Young Men’s Association Holds 81st Convention

On October 27, the day following the Autumn Grand Service, Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association held its 81st convention in the Inner Courtyard of Church Headquarters with a turnout of some 15,000 members including those from overseas. In contrast to the chilly weather in the early morning hours on that day, the [...]

Sermon at the Autumn Grand Service, October 26, 2005

May I start by expressing my heartfelt appreciation to all of you for coming from near and far to attend today’s Autumn Grand Service. At the outset of today’s Service, we expressed our gratitude for God the Parent’s boundless providence, which we are constantly receiving day after day, and prayed that [...]

Pre-Anniversary Construction Projects Completed through All Followers’ Sincerity

On October 25, an opening service and ceremony marked the completion of two major construction projects undertaken as part of the preparations for the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama–the construction of South Right Wing 2 of the Oyasato-yakata building-complex and the westward expansion of the Sanctuary precincts. South Right Wing 2, whose [...]

The Autumn Grand Service of the 168th Year of the Teaching

On October 26, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters conducted the Autumn Grand Service at the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding. This day commemorates the Teaching’s Day of Origin when Oyasama was settled as the Shrine of Tsukihi. Some 72,000 followers from various parts of Japan as well as overseas countries returned to [...]