On April 14, the International Network for Mutual Help, based in the Overseas Department, held its 17th annual charity bazaar on the department’s premises, drawing more than 800 people. The network, besides conducting such fundraising activities, collects and provides information on international aid in cooperation with the department’s overseas mission facilities and various Tenrikyo groups [...]
Archive for April, 2013
On March 28, this year’s Students’ Spring Pilgrimage to Jiba, cosponsored by the Students Association and the Students Advisory Committee, was held in the Home of the Parent under the theme “Spreading the Parent’s intention to our fellow students in the world: Let’s embark on the path in unity of mind!” Honored by the presence [...]
Missionaries from various age-groups and backgrounds live together at missionary houses while devoting themselves to sprinkling the fragrance of the teachings and engaging in salvation work for one year. On March 29 and 30, a preliminary seminar for new residents of missionary houses was held in the Home of the Parent. This year, a total [...]
On April 4, the Shinbashira and his wife, Mrs. Harue Nakayama, adopted Mr. Daisuke Nakata—the eldest son of Honbu-in Zensuke Nakata—as their son in a ceremony that was conducted in the Foundress’ Sanctuary in the presence of their families and relatives, resident staff members of Church Headquarters, and heads of the directly supervised churches.
The Shinbashira [...]
The March Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters took place in the Main Sanctuary on the 26th with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. In various parts of Japan, the warm weather had continued for a while, helping cherry trees to blossom earlier than usual this spring. The worshipers sang the Songs for the Service [...]
On March 12, the installation service for the 15th bishop of the Mission Headquarters in South Korea, Honbu-in Tokuo Hamada, was conducted in the presence of the Shinbashira and his wife, Mrs. Harue Nakayama. The service drew approximately 1,800 followers from across the country.
At 10:00 a.m., the Shinbashira and Mrs. Nakayama made their way to [...]