Under the prayers of Kyoshu-sama who presides over all rituals and ceremonies, the September Monthly Service took place on September 1 at the Su no Hikari Kyodan Headquarters, with approximately 900 people gathering from all over the country. 

The officiant read aloud the Opening Prayer to God, written by Kyoshu-sama, followed by the Offering of the Pine Branch (symbol of appreciation) from President Narii. All those attending prayed the Amatsu Norito and Zengen Sanji, and then offered Meishu-sama’s hymns. After the teaching “Preface to Creation of Civilization” was heard, everyone received Johrei from President Narii. 

After gratitude reports were given by members (one in the morning, one in the afternoon), President Narii stood to give a greeting. To read it in its entirety, see the following post: https://sekaimeshiakyo.news/en/2019/09/04/september-monthly-service-greeting-from-rev-narii-president-of-su-no-hikari-kyodan/

 At the end, all attendees sang in sonorous voices “Ieji” (Goin’ Home) with lyrics written by Kyoshu-sama and brought the service to a close.

 

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