Annual Ancestral Service

In Johrei Fellowship, we traditionally observe a special day dedicated to family and loved ones who have passed on. By acknowledging the memory of their lives, we strengthen our connections to them and the family line.

Many cultures honor their ancestors and generational tradition in different ways and each custom is unique. Along with customary prayers, such expressions of respect and remembrance may include offerings of food and drink. Some may have shrines built at their homes, while others may have a simple ceremony at the final resting places. The form may be different, but the intention is universal. Through such observances, we nurture this special bond which weaves through and extends though generations.