入院式謝辞                Guidance from Reverend Shingi Iwaki for the 3-28-2008 Installation Ceremony

On the occasion of being installed as the 7th Chief Priest of Myogyoji Temple, I would like to thank Overseas Department Chief Rev. Gyoyu Urushibata, for attending today’s ceremony, despite returning to Japan from Singapore with the High Priest. I also would like to thank Rev. Yogaku Iwaki, Chief Priest of Risshoji Temple in Fukuoka, Rev. Yogyo Hamazaki, Chief Priest of Zenshoji Temple in Onomichi, Rev. Yomei Imafuku, Chief Priest of Myohoji Temple in Shimonoseki, and Rev. Shingyoku Yamazumi, Chief Priest of the Philippines Office, for attending today’s ceremony despite your long journey from Japan and the Philippines. I also want to extend my sincere appreciation to NST Vice-President and Chief Priest of Myosetsuji Temple in New York Rev. Daido Nakamoto, and Rev. Yuzui Murata for helping the preparations for this ceremony. Thank you very much. I also want to thank all of you here today for attending today’s ceremony despite your busy schedule.

                    Yesterday, I received the appointment as Chief Priest of this temple from High Priest Nichinyo Shonin. As Chief Priest, I am determined to put forth my greatest efforts to preserve the great achievements Rev. Murata achieved at this temple not only for the sake of the Chicago area, but also for the Kosen-rufu in the Central, Midwest, and Southern parts of the United States. Next year will be the 750th Anniversary of Revealing the Truth and Upholding Justice through the Submission of the Rissho ankoku-ron. I was in a position of welcoming the overseas members to the Head Temple before. But from this point on, I wil be in a position where I will accompany members to the Head Temple. When that time comes, I want to accompany lots of members to Tozan next year.

                    In closing, I would like for more guidance and encouragement just like before. I also wish for the further good health of Rev. and Mrs. Murata, as well as for everyone here today. Thank you very much.