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Archive for January, 2006

Sermons and Addresses by the Shinbashira 1996–2005

Sermons and Addresses by the Shinbashira 1996–2005

This book is a collection of all our published English translations of the Shinbashira’s speeches and Instructions spanning the past decade starting at the 110th Anniversary of Oyasama. These translations originally appeared in our monthly newspaper, Tenrikyo; the Women’s Association magazine Michi no Dai: Foundation of the Path; and the Young Men’s Association magazine Arakitoryo: [...]

Sechi Festival Draws 85,000 to 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 been held since the days when Oyasama was physically present. This year, despite the cold wave that hit various parts of Japan, more than 85,000 people returned to Jiba from [...]

The Shinbashira Addresses New Year’s Meeting

Following the evening service on January 4, the Shinbashira delivered his New Year’s address at Church Headquarters’ Assembly Hall, where the audience included Church Headquarters’ resident staff members, head ministers of directly supervised churches, diocese superintendents, members of the Assembly, committee members of Tenrikyo associations, and others. Below is a [...]

New Year’s Day Service Opens the Year of the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama

On January 1, the New Year’s Day Service was solemnly conducted in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. That day marked the beginning of the year of the 120th Anniversary of Oyasama. The temperature in the Home of the Parent dropped as low [...]

Season’s Greetings from the Shinbashira

Happy New Year!
I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all of you for your devotion through your respective roles and positions to the work of single-hearted salvation during the concluding year for our pre-anniversary activities.
This new year is a significant year that will see the performance of the Oyasama 120th [...]

December Monthly Service Closes the Concluding Year of the Pre-Anniversary Activities

On December 26, 2005, the December Monthly Service for the 168th year of the Teaching was conducted at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding. Due to the severe cold weather, many followers returning to the Home of the Parent were all bundled up as they headed to the Main [...]