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Archive for October, 2008

Tenri High and Junior High Schools Celebrate Their 100th Anniversary

On September 21, a ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of Tenri High School and Tenri Junior High School was conducted at Tenri University’s Gymnasium #1 in the presence of the Shinbashira and his wife, as well as the former Shinbashira. Addressing some 3,000 people including faculty members, alumni, and students’ parents, [...]

Tenrikyo Nioigake Day: Fragrance of the Teachings Sprinkled in Unity of Mind

This year’s Tenrikyo Nioigake Day was observed between September 28 and 30 under the slogan “Let all Yoboku make a concerted effort to sprinkle the path’s fragrance to the world.” Falling on the last three days of September–the month that had been designated by Tenrikyo Mission Department as the month to [...]

Joyous Life Lecture Held at Four Locations in Europe

In September 2008, the Joyous Life Lecture was conducted at four locations in Europe–Paris on the 21st, Cologne on the 24th, Leeds on the 27th, and London on the 28th–drawing a total of 244 people. The lectures are mainly designed to introduce and explain the teachings to beginners and non-followers. This [...]

September Monthly Service Performed

The September Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was conducted in the Main Sanctuary on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. As it had been raining since early morning, the worshipers made their way to the Sanctuaries under the cover of umbrellas. During the Service, the hills on [...]

Special Report: A Grandfather Speaks a Month after the Kidnapping and Murder of His Grandson in Afghanistan

On the afternoon of August 26, after the August Monthly Service at Church Headquarters, Shikataro Ito was in a vehicle that left Jiba and was heading back to Shizuoka with a number of fellow worshipers from Kakegawa Branch Church. Someone in the pilgrimage group received a call on their cell phone. [...]