The June Monthly Service of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was performed on the 26th in the Main Sanctuary, with Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama serving as chief officiant on behalf of the Shinbashira.
In the Service prayer, Rev. Nakayama said: “All of us followers will strive to make further progress in spiritual growth and to implement the work of the path in unity of mind with Oyasama’s Divine Model as our guiding principle. We will keep our minds of sincerity connected to our churches, which are to represent Jiba, in order to make sure that they fulfill their roles in the respective local regions as a model for the Joyous Life and a training center for salvation work. We are thus determined to ensure that our churches respond to Your intention behind granting permission for their establishment through all generations to come.”
The prayer was followed by the joyous performance of the Kagura Service and the Dance with Hand Movements. After the Service performance, Honbu-in Hirokazu Moroi took the podium to deliver the sermon.
In his sermon, Rev. Moroi spoke about how doing whatever we can in our daily lives with the attitude of hinokishin will certainly allow us to experience joy in return. This will then lead to more and more opportunities for us and people around us to help one another, he said.