Education and Nurture Bureau to be Established

Church Headquarters has announced that the Education and Nurture Bureau [Kyoyo shitsu] will be newly established on March 20 under the jurisdiction of the Director-in-Chief of Religious Affairs. This new bureau aims to streamline and improve Church Headquarters’ education and nurture system in order to better meet the current needs…

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Spring Grand Service 2019

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 with Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama presiding as chief officiant. Approximately 58,000 followers from both within and outside Japan returned…

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Insights into the Anecdotes: Gisaburo Nakata (1831–1886), Anecdote 41: “Through All Generations”

The Anecdote   One day Oyasama visited the home of Gisaburo Nakata in Toyoda Village. Oyasama hummed as She walked around the house: “Step in firmly. Step down firmly. Step down firmly to eternity.” After that, Oyasama told Nakata: “God has entered this residence and hardened the ground. Never let…

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Successor-Designate Daisuke Nakayama Addresses the New Year’s Meeting

The New Year’s meeting of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters was held in the Assembly Hall following the evening service on January 4. The meeting was attended by 648 participants, including resident officials of Church Headquarters, head ministers of directly supervised churches, superintendents of dioceses, members of the Assembly, committee members of…

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