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Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama Engaged to Nobue Kamikawa

At a meeting of Honbu-in (Church Headquarters executive officials) held after the evening service on October 25, it was announced that Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama was engaged to Miss Nobue Kamikawa, the second daughter of Shuji Kamikawa, a staff minister of Kawaramachi Grand Church, and his wife, Emiko. The schedule for the wedding ceremony and related [...]

Autumn Grand Service 2016

Autumn Grand Service 2016

On October 26, the Autumn Grand Service commemorating the Teaching’s day of origin was performed in the Main Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant. This Service commemorates October 26, 1838, the day when God the Parent received Oyasama as the Shrine of God in order to “save all humankind.”
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Tenri University to Open the Graduate School of the Study of Religion

Tenri University will launch the Graduate School of the Study of Religion (Master’s program) in April 2017.
The newly established program is designed to foster a broad perspective on and an accurate understanding and knowledge of the religions of the world—including Tenrikyo.
Building on this university’s long years of research in religious studies, language education, and area [...]

This Month’s Message: The Long Way Around

Oyasama once said to someone who had come asking for help after having been to many places to pray:
“You have come the long way around. What a pity! You could have met all those gods if only you had come here.”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, no. 10

Let’s take a moment to consider how people generally come to [...]

The Boys and Girls Association Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

The Boys and Girls Association Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

On September 25, Tenrikyo Boys and Girls Association held a gathering to commemorate its 50th anniversary in the presence of the Shinbashira, his wife, and Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama.

September 2016 Monthly Service

September 2016 Monthly Service

The September Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was conducted on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary with the Shinbashira presiding as chief officiant.
The Shinbashira began the Service prayer by expressing gratitude for the boundless blessings through which God the Parent, out of deep parental love for all human beings, constantly watches over us and [...]