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Archive for February, 2015

February Monthly Service Performed

February Monthly Service Performed

On February 26, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters conducted its Monthly Service in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
In the prayer, the Shinbashira first expressed his gratitude for the unchanging parental love and daily blessings of God the Parent, who constantly provides guidance and care to nurture human beings. He then stated: “In [...]

Spring Grand Service 2015

Spring Grand Service 2015

On January 26, the Spring Grand Service commemorating the day when Oyasama withdrew from physical life—namely, the lunar calendar date of January 26, 1887—was performed in the Main Sanctuary of Church Headquarters [...]

Joy of Faith—A Mission Station Head Saved from Cerebral Infarction

Joy of Faith—A Mission Station Head Saved from Cerebral Infarction

“Hello, everyone! We are followers of the Tenrikyo faith. . . .” In October 2014, Haruo Yamagishi (73) and his wife, Ayako (70), were giving roadside speeches with other followers from the local community at JR Itabashi Station, where there were streams of office workers hurrying home from work. Haruo had never imagined that he [...]

Tenrikyo Associations Announce Their Guidelines and Plans for 2015

Tenrikyo Associations Announce Their Guidelines and Plans for 2015

Between January 25 and 28—around the day of the Spring Grand Service—the Women’s Association, the Boys and Girls Association, and the Young Men’s Association held their respective first meetings of the year [...]

The Shinbashira’s Sermon at the Spring Grand Service 2015 (Tenrikyo 178)

May I begin by expressing my sincere appreciation to all of you for the efforts you are devoting to the tasks of the path in your daily lives. Together with so many of you who have returned to Jiba for today’s Spring Grand Service, we have just been able to duly perform the Service. Taking [...]

Facility Preparations Underway

Facility Preparations Underway

In anticipation of the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama, various preparations are being made in the Home of the Parent.
The expansion of paved pathways in the Inner Courtyard, which began last February, was recently completed. The pathways, whose overall length is 1,165 meters (3,822 ft.), are designed to improve convenience for wheelchair users in the Sanctuary [...]