Autumn Grand Service 2022: Pledging Decisive Progress in Spiritual Growth Towards the 140th Anniversary of Oyasama

The Autumn Grand Service for the 185th year of the Teaching was performed in the Main Sanctuary on October 26 with Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama serving as chief officiant on behalf of the Shinbashira. The Grand Service commemorates the Teaching’s day of origin in 1838, when God the Parent became openly…

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Church Headquarters’ Rice-Harvesting Ceremony Held

On October 22, Tenrikyo Church Headquarters held its annual rice-harvesting ceremony at Somanouchi Farm of Tenri High School’s Agriculture Department. This traditional event was originally begun in 1937 by the second Shinbashira, who sought to experience farming first-hand to savor the teachings explained through agricultural metaphors in the Scriptures. This…

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September 2022 Monthly Service

The September 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 first expressed gratitude to God the Parent for becoming openly revealed by settling Oyasama…

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Insights into the Anecdotes: Chuzaburo Koda (1828–1903), Anecdote 144 “The Virtue Which Reaches Heaven”

The Anecdote (Summary) Oyasama was detained in Nara Prison from March 24 through April 5, 1884. Chuzaburo Koda, arrested alongside Oyasama, was kept in custody for ten days. While imprisoned, Chuzaburo was ordered by a jailor to clean the toilets. When he came back to Oyasama after he had finished…

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