Browsing Category "On This Day"
13 Dec
2012
Visit to the United Kingdom

Visit to the United Kingdom

While the American believers were grappling with ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s departure after 239 days in their country, the British Bahá’ís were jubilant as they anticipated His return to England for a second visit. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s first trip to the England was for about […]

5 Dec
2012
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Farewell to America

Farewell to America

With heavy hearts, the North American Bahá’ís made repeated visits to the house of the Master in His final weeks in America. During this time, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá shared much encouragement and guidance with them. But perhaps history will someday reveal the pivotal […]

29 Nov
2012
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The Meaning of Sacrifice

The Meaning of Sacrifice

On 29 November 1912 the Master spoke at the home of the Kinneys about the mystery of sacrifice.  He gave His audience, through the example of Christ, indicators as to how we may understand and embody sacrifice in the true […]

23 Jul
2012
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Podcast 18: Party Politic 2

Podcast 18: Party Politic 2

On July, 23 1912 ‘Abdu’l-Bahá gave a talk on the topic of politics at the Hotel Victoria in Boston. There were variety of people present at this talk, including journalist who quoted Him on the purpose of His visit. I came for […]

17 Jul
2012
The Wedding of Grace & Harlan Ober

The Wedding of Grace & Harlan Ober

On July 17th, Harlan Ober and Grace Robarts were married in the presence of  ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Earl Redman’s book on the Master’s travels recounts the event in these words: …the friends gathered at  ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s house at 309 West 78th St for the usual […]

29 Jun
2012
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Unity Feast in Englewood

Unity Feast in Englewood

While getting ready for my first nineteen day feast in my new hometown, I thought of the Unity feast in held Englewood on June 29th, 1912. I can only imagine how the friends must have felt when preparing themselves for […]

23 Jun
2012
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The Springtime of Manifestation

The Springtime of Manifestation

The reality of the Manifestations of God is one of the recurrent themes in ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s talks to the West. After reading His talk of June 23rd, I remembered several conversations I had regarding this topic, and how often I heard […]

18 Jun
2012
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The Motion Picture of the Master

The Motion Picture of the Master

Picture an age: an age where film is still in its early years – is still considered quite a novelty — and since its inception, it hasn’t disappointed us as a potent magnet to all sorts of creeds and philosophies. […]

24 May
2012
“Creation is the Expression of Motion”

“Creation is the Expression of Motion”

The subject of creation is one that affects every person in one way or another, usually in questions posed to oneself: Why are we here? How are we here? What are we? Every culture, every tradition, and every civilization has […]

19 May
2012
Talk at the Brotherhood Church

Talk at the Brotherhood Church

Bahá’u’lláh’s revelation is, in its essence, meant to help us fulfill our raison d’être —  that is, to know and to worship God. As He is an unknowable essence above our understanding, it is only logical that we humans must […]