On April 2, at Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba, the Easter Service and Grand Spring Service was held celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ for the first time in the history of the Church. From overseas, 4 members of the pilgrimage group from South Korea attended the service. In addition, on the day before and on the day of the service, 30 youth members from all over Japan and 5 SEMES trainees participated in the Youth and Student Training in Dedication.
At the service, Sanctus from Fauré’s Requiem was performed by The Messiah Choir, and the new original song “Tomorrow” with lyrics written by Masaaki-sama was performed by a member in a solo performance, both for the first time. Through the power of pure music, everyone greatly praised the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The surprise and joy I felt when Kyoshu-sama and Masaaki-sama clearly showed to me that Jesus has been resurrected not anywhere else but within me. God had unilaterally resurrected Jesus even within someone like me, who had thought of the death, atonement and resurrection of Jesus as events of the distant past. I came to realize that this is why I am now being permitted to serve in the work of returning to heaven with the awareness of being a resident of heaven. Kyoshu-sama says that we have a mission to “save the world.” Faced with these words, how can we not be inspired? We are the ones who will save the world. Brothers and sisters, in order to preach this gospel, let us unite as one and work together in the construction of the Holy Sanctuary of the Messiah, which is eagerly-awaited by all of humanity!
Sacred Word of Kyoshu-sama (Japanese):
Sacred Word of Masaaki-sama (Japanese):
“Looking Upward as We Walk (Sukiyaki)” by Kyu Sakamoto, piano prelude performed by World Church of Messiah’s musical director, Naoya Ichioka:
“Tomorrow,” a new original song of World Church of Messiah:
Sanctus from Fauré’s Requiem performed by The Messiah Choir:
Greeting from President Narii (Japanese):