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Archive for January, 2011

The Shinbashira Delivers New Year’s Address

The New Year’s meeting of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was conducted in the Assembly Hall following the evening service on January 4. Attending this meeting, at which the Shinbashira delivered his New Year’s Address, were 707 officials of Church Headquarters, head ministers of directly supervised churches, superintendents of dioceses, members of the Assembly, committee members of [...]

Former Japanese Ambassador to Colombia Speaks at Tenri University

Former Japanese Ambassador to Colombia Speaks at Tenri University

On December 2, 2010, Tenri University invited Mr. Tatsumaro Terasawa, former ambassador to Colombia, to speak at the Furusato Assembly Hall in commemoration of a new program of study, the Americas Studies, which was launched last April at the outset of the current school year. Supported by Tenrikyo Overseas Department, the lecture and the following [...]

Followers Express Gratitude for Past Year’s Blessings

The December Monthly Service was conducted in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters on December 26, 2010, with the Shin­bashira presiding as chief officiant. On the Service day, a severe cold wave hit all parts of Japan, bringing strong winds and cold rain to the Home of the Parent, as well. Many followers assembled [...]

New Year’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 would also like to express my sincere appreciation for the efforts you devoted to the tasks of the path during the past year.
We borrow our body [...]

Annual Sechi Festival Draws 70,800 Pilgrims

Annual Sechi Festival Draws 70,800 Pilgrims

The annual Sechi Festival was held between January 5 and 7 in Jiba, and as many as 70,800 people returned during the three days.
Each day, the festival began at 10:00 a.m. with the opening of the entrance gates. Pilgrims who had offered their prayers at the Main Sanctuary made their way to the entrance gates [...]

New Year’s Day Service Ushers in the 174th Year of the Teaching

New Year’s Day Service Ushers in the 174th Year of the Teaching

On January 1, the New Year’s Day Service marking the beginning of the 174th year of the Teaching was solemnly performed at Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. In the pre-dawn hours, many people returned to the Home of the Parent despite the cold weather to attend the first Service of [...]