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Archive for November, 2009

The Autumn Grand Service for the 172nd Year of the Teaching

Followers Pledge to Take Steady Steps toward Single-hearted Salvation with Renewed Minds
On October 26, the Autumn Grand Service was conducted at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant, commemorating the Teaching’s day of origin when God the Parent became openly revealed in the world for the first time in [...]

Young Men’s Association Holds 85th Convention

On October 27, the day after the Autumn Grand Service, the 85th Tenrikyo Young Men’s Association Convention was held in the Inner Courtyard of Church Headquarters, drawing some 13,000 participants including association members from both within the country and from overseas. At last year’s convention–commemorating the 90th anniversary of the [...]

The Shinbashira’s Sermon at the Autumn Grand Service 2009

May I begin by expressing my deep appreciation to all of you for attending today’s Autumn Grand Service despite the inclement weather. May I also thank you most sincerely for putting your hearts into performing the tasks of the path in various parts of the world. We have been able to [...]

Church Headquarters Announces New Personnel

New Directors-in-Chief Appointed
Honbu-in Hiroaki Yamazawa, 60, and Honbu-in Yoshitaro Ueda, 64, received sanction as the Director-in-Chief of Religious Affairs and the Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs, respectively, on October 26. Both are serving in their first terms.
Director-in-Chief Yamazawa was born on August 24, 1949, and received the truth of the Sazuke in [...]

Head Minister Qualification Course One to Be Revised

At a recent monthly meeting of the Kanamekai (an association comprising the head ministers of all directly supervised churches), Rev. Masahiko Iburi–then Director-in-Chief of Administrative Affairs–formally announced that the Head Minister Qualification Course One would be changed to the Minister Preparatory Course (tentative English title). This program revision, due to [...]