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Archive for January, 2013

Current Practice and Future Perspective of Tenri Yorozu-sodansho Foundation

Current Practice and Future Perspective of Tenri Yorozu-sodansho Foundation

On December 12, 2012, Tenri University held the ninth Faith Forum Lecture entitled “The Goal of Tenri Yorozu-sodansho Foundation,” in which the chairman of the board of directors of the foundation, Honbu-in Ichiro Yokoyama, delivered a lecture on current Tenrikyo-based healthcare services.
He first spoke about the aims of the foundation: “To develop a vision for [...]

This Month’s Message: The Residence of Origin

Once when someone who had a severe pain in her forefinger came to the Residence to ask Oyasama for help, She said to her:
“This is the Residence of Origin where human beings were first created.”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, no. 182
People return to Jiba—where the Residence of Origin is—for various reasons and by various means. Some people [...]

Annual Sechi Festival Draws 87,000

Annual Sechi Festival Draws 87,000

The annual Sechi Festival was held between January 5 and 7 in Jiba.
Tens of thousands of people, including groups of followers and families from around the country as well as many members of the Diet, returned to the Home of the Parent for this traditional event that has been held since the days when Oyasama [...]

New Year’s Address by the Shinbashira (2013)

The Shinbashira delivered his New Year’s address at the New Year’s meeting of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters conducted in the Assembly Hall following the evening service on January 4. The meeting was attended by 683 participants, including resident staff members of Church Headquarters, head ministers of directly supervised churches, superintendents of dioceses, members of the Assembly, [...]

New Year’s Day Service 2013

New Year’s Day Service 2013

On January 1, the New Year’s Day Service marking the beginning of the 176th year of Tenrikyo was conducted in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. This year also marks the first year of the “three years, one thousand days” pre-anniversary period leading up to the 130th [...]

December 2012 Monthly Service

The last Monthly Service of 2012 was conducted at the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters on December 26, with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
In the Service prayer, after mentioning that Instruction Three was announced in October at the Autumn Grand Service, the Shinbashira went on to say, “Amid the increasing confusion in today’s [...]