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Archive for January, 2009

Season’s Greetings from the Shinbashira

May I extend my warmest New Year’s greetings to all of you. I trust that you have been able to welcome in the New Year in bright spirits. I also want to express my sincere gratitude for the efforts you devoted to the path of single-hearted salvation during the past year through [...]

New Year’s Day Service Ushers in the 172nd Year of the Teaching

On January 1, the New Year’s Day Service marking the beginning of the 172nd year of Tenrikyo was solemnly performed at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. In the pre-dawn hours, when the temperature was hovering around freezing point, followers arrived in Jiba one after another to [...]

Annual Sechi Festival Held at the Home of the Parent

The annual Sechi Festival was held at Jiba in a lively atmosphere from January 5 to 7, drawing some 77,000 people including many pilgrimage groups from all over Japan.
Each day during the three-day event, the entrance gates were opened at 10:00 A.M. Those who had been waiting in line partook of offered sake [...]

New York Center Commemorates Completion of New Sanctuary and Installation of Fifth Minister

Tenrikyo Mission New York Center in Flushing, New York, held the monthly service in commemoration of the completion of its new sanctuary and the installation of the fifth minister, Rev. Toshihiko Okui, on December 7, 2008. Special guests present at the service included Rev. Yoichiro Miyamori, head of the Overseas Department; [...]

Mission Center in Hong Kong Celebrates 30th Anniversary

On December 7, 2008, Tenrikyo Mission Center in Hong Kong performed its monthly service in commemoration of its 30th anniversary, with Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs Masahiko Iburi attending as the guest of honor.
The path in Hong Kong was rekindled in 1960 when the second Shinbashira, Shozen Nakayama, made a stop in [...]

December Monthly Service Performed Joyously

The December Monthly Service was conducted in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters on December 26, 2008. Many followers returned to Jiba to attend the last Service of the year.
In the Service prayer, the Shinbashira reflected on the 171st year of the Teaching. He said that it was a year in [...]