On December 13, the Profession Ceremony under the presence of Kyoshu-sama was held at the Nagoya Church in the Chubu Region. Masaaki-sama, Kyoshu-sama’s successor, was also present. Taking safety measures and following guidelines for the prevention of Covid-19 spread and with Director of the Chubu Region, Rev. Takahara, taking the lead, those wishing to become members and those that guided them gathered from all over the country.
First, Kyoshu-sama read aloud the Opening Prayer to God. Then, everyone prayed the Amatsu Norito. After the singing of Meishu-sama’s hymns, Words of Light was heard, and everyone received Johrei from Kyoshu-sama.
Next, the video “To Become Children of God: To Be Born Anew” was presented.
After a brief interval, Kyoshu-sama presented the Ohikari to each candidate wishing to profess their faith and become a member. After a greeting from President Narii, everyone voiced aloud Sacred Oath. At the very end, all sang “Ie-ji” (Goin’ Home) with lyrics written by Kyoshu-sama, ending the ceremony in a solemn atmosphere.
New members impressed into their hearts to aim to be born anew as children of God following our founder Meishu-sama’s example and to serve in the spreading of the gospel of true salvation.