8 Sep
2011

Podcast 1: The City Temple

On September 10, 1911, for the first time in His life, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá addressed a public audience. Standing on the pulpit of a 17th century church, seated on the Western edge of the city of London, the Master’s words of this ‘new cycle of human power’ echoed through the sanctuary.

We hope you enjoy our series of podcasts, centered around the talks of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. This weeks podcast credits:

Production Team:

Ivan Mihoci, Mary Okonkwo, & Lorraine Sherrill

Music:

Afshin Toufighian

Guests:

Joseph Wagner, Diana Malacalza, Anna Castelaz, Kendra Boothe, & John Pilgrim

 

36 Comments

  • Thank you very much for your dedication. Amazing!

  • Great work! The sound warms me right up. :)

  • Great work, and keep it up, i’m amazed. A Big thanks to you ladies and gentleman and your dedication in keeping the spirits growing.

    Praise be to Almighty God.

  • absolutely amazing! well done! Very informative.

  • Wonderful! I loved it. I felt like I was in the church listening to Abdu’l-Bahá. You’ve all done a fantastic job. I can’t wait for the next installment of the series. Thank you!

  • it is very nice thank you

  • Great job! thank you very much! it’s inspiring!!

  • Great! sound quality is flawles :)

  • Amazing! Thank you :)

  • The podcast was excellent! I appreciate how tastefully it was presented. The discussion at the end showed thoughtful consideration and perspective. I like the final point, that we now need to translate the principles into action in our own communities. Thank you to everyone involved in this project.

  • I love this! Thank you for this wonderful service…food for the soul and inspiration for action!

  • Amazing job guys, incredible initiative!

  • I really like this, and the blend of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s informative/inspirational talk with discussion of how to apply teachings to our lives works very well. So timely! THANK YOU for this wonderful initiative. We look forward to upcoming episodes in the journey.

  • It is a really beautiful initiative!
    Getting the chance to come so near those moments!
    Thank you very very much!

  • I have just started reading “The Promulgation of Universal Peace,” which is a compilation of all of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s talks both public and before smaller groups in people’s homes, and your work is a fantastic complement to my reading. I am finding myself even more inspired to my community building efforts as a Baha’i. Thank you so much!

  • It’s “huge”! A proper use of technology. I’m going to follow it by “Mahmud’s Diary” day by day.

  • This is so beautifully and skillfully done! Thank you! It’s very inspiring!

  • Very nice! Beautifull and inspiring!

  • Dearest Friends,
    Thousands of thanks for taking us closure to the History of Faith.

  • Fabulous! Thank you SO much for doing this.

  • What a wonderful broadcast,my heart was palpating.To think this speech was made hundred years ago and address’s the state of the world and how mankind should behave in order for peace and unity to come without any anguish or hardship.please also note @ the end of Abdul baha ‘s speech he said Amen.Thankyou so much.
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  • Thanks for this previous work
    A small detail: I believe that Abdu’l-Baha addressed public audiences in Egypt and France before London

    • That is an important point to clarify, in ‘God Passes By’ Shoghi Effendi calls this “Abdu’l-Bahá’s first public appearance before a Western audience”. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá did stop in France and Switzerland before London, England but he did not speak there publicly. The compilation that makes up Paris Talks actually occurs in October and November of 1911, and the majority of them are in a private setting.

      • This is just my personal research though. I definitely appreciate any addition and support. Faran, I’m not too familiar with ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s stay in Egypt, do you have more sources for the friends on the Master’s talks there?

        • Some of that and other things have been gathered at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdu'l-Baha's_journeys_to_the_West

          • Regarding the comment about Abdul-Baha’s visit to Egypt before visiting the U.K, and whether he had made any public talks there or not. The best reference to this is a new book (In Arabic only so far) for Prof. Bushruí called (Abbas Effendi), and in it he talks in details about his time in Egypt.
            He also mentioned that during his visit, Abdul-Baha did not give any public talks there, and it was only in small gatherings for the Bahaís and their friends.
            hope that helps

  • Great job Love You all God be with you all. Live Haealthy, wealthy and wise.

  • Done with taste.
    Am MOST grateful for this presenation.
    Mario.

  • Thanks for your dedicated work. Very uplifting and inspiring. Hope you can sustain this for the next two years.

  • “Set His (Abdu’l-Baha) example before your eyes and fix your gaze upon it; let it be your instinctive guide in your pursuit of the aim of the Plan” House of Justice Ridvan 2011 thanks for this effort which helps accomplish this cherished goal of the House!

  • prekrasno, samo naprijed!

  • I’m amazed, this is great… Thanks for sharing!

  • I must say in a few minutes this has summed up quite a lot of important details which would have been covered within a lot of hours through other means. This is podcast is a worth-while project, so informative, creative and inspiring. Thank you for these well appreciated efforts.

  • Great piece of work Lorraine and crew! May it continue.

  • Regarding the comment about Abdul-Baha’s visit to Egypt before visiting the U.K, and whether he had made any public talks there or not. The best reference to this is a new book (In Arabic only so far) for Prof. Bushruí called (Abbas Effendi), and in it he talks in details about his time in Egypt.
    He also mentioned that during his visit, Abdul-Baha did not give any public talks there, and it was only in small gatherings for the Bahaís and their friends.
    hope that helps :)

  • Every morning during the fasting period, these talks by ‘Abdu’l-Baha, and the stories of his transformative influence as He shared the teachings of Baha’u’llah with peoples of the West, are a wonderful accompaniment to guide the day.