Under the prayers of Kyoshu-sama who oversees all rituals and ceremonies, the May Monthly Service took place on May 1 at the World Church of Messiah headquarters altar room.

With the spread of the new coronavirus infection and without the attendance of members, the service took place with only headquarters staff representatives including Vice President Shirasawa.


First, the opening prayer to God written by Kyoshu-sama was offered by the assistant officiant. Then, Vice President Shirasawa offered the pine branch (symbol of appreciation). Next, everyone prayed the Amatsu Norito and Zengen Sanji followed by the singing of Meishu-sama’s hymns. The teaching “Give thanks to illness” was heard and brought the service to a close. Afterwards, the Monthly Ancestor Service took place.

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