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December 2017 Monthly Service

The December Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was performed on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
Reflecting upon this year, the Shinbashira, in his prayer, expressed his appreciation for God the Parentʼs profound loving care and warm parental heart and said: “In retrospect, we have devoted ourselves to [...]

Nearly 3,500 Attend Besseki Lectures in Five Days

In 2015—the concluding year of the “three years, one thousand days” season that led up to the 130th Anniversary of Oyasama observed on January 26, 2016—many directly supervised churches and church affiliation-based groups organized Besseki pilgrimages one after another. Building on that momentum, those churches have been organizing group pilgrimages as part of their effort [...]

Tenrikyo’s Way of Thinking and Living: Establishment and Classification of Churches

Around the time when Oyasama withdrew from physical life in 1887, the government’s interference that Tenrikyo faced was so severe that followers could not establish churches. In the following year, 1888, they eventually obtained official approval for the establishment of a Church Headquarters in Tokyo and, soon after that, the headquarters was moved to Nara [...]

The Overseas Seminar for Successors Held in Mongolia and Singapore

The Overseas Seminar for Successors Held in Mongolia and Singapore

On November 12, the Overseas Seminar for Successors, sponsored by Tenrikyo Overseas Department, was held in Mongolia and Singapore, drawing a total of 81 participants. [...]

Tenrikyo’s Way of Thinking and Living: Followers, Yoboku, and Ministers

People who have faith in Tenrikyo can be classified into three groups depending on their progress in seeking the path—followers, Yoboku, and ministers—although all of them can collectively be referred to as followers.
According to the Constitution of Tenrikyo, “Those who have faith in the teachings of Tenrikyo and who are registered in their churches’ list [...]

November 2017 Monthly Service

The November Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was performed on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
In the Service prayer, the Shinbashira expressed appreciation for God the Parent’s love that guides people along the path of Joyous Life. He then said: “All of us Service performers as [...]