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Archive for July, 2014

This Month’s Message: A Long-Range Perspective

At the beginning of the Teaching, when Oyasama’s husband, Zenbei, was unable to agree to God’s request to receive Her as the Shrine of God, the following divine words were spoken:
“It is natural that you are filled with anxieties at present, but after twenty or thirty years have passed, a day is sure to come [...]

Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in America Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary

Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in America Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary

On June 15, Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters in America celebrated its 80th anniversary in the presence of the Shinbashira and his wife. The anniversary drew approximately 1,100 Yoboku and followers from various parts of the United States and Canada. Taking to heart the words of the Shinbashira and giving thought to early followers who devoted themselves [...]

Pre-funeral Ceremonies Take Place for Late Third Shinbashira

Pre-funeral Ceremonies Take Place for Late Third Shinbashira

On June 27, a ceremony known as the transfer of the soul was held for the third Shinbashira at 7:30 p.m. at the Shinbashiraʼs residence with an attendance of about 4,700 people including Church Headquartersʼ officials, head ministers of directly supervised churches, staff members of Church Headquarters, students of Tenrikyoʼs schools, and other followers who [...]

The Third Shinbashira, Zenye Nakayama, Passes Away for Rebirth at 81

The third Shinbashira, Zenye Nakayama, passed away for rebirth at the Shinbashiraʼs residence at 7:55 p.m. on June 24 at the age of 81. The funeral will be held on Sunday, July 6, at noon in Kitaoji-jokojo (the bus loading and unloading area, just east of Tenri Kyoko Gakuen High School, on the north side [...]

Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters of Hawaii Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters of Hawaii Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

On May 17, Tenrikyo Mission Headquarters of Hawaii celebrated the 60th anniversary of its establishment in the presence of the Shinbashira and his wife. Approximately 300 followers assembled for the anniversary service from various parts of the state. Filled with the joy of marking a new chapter in the history of the mission headquarters, they [...]