Two hours after sunset on May 22, 1844, a young man, Whose title is The Báb (“gate” in Arabic), declared that He was the bearer of a long-promised Divine Revelation destined to transform the spiritual life of the human race.
His role was that of a portal through which the universally anticipated Revelation of God would appear in the form of another Messenger, Who would usher in the age of peace and justice promised in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and all the other world religions. That Messenger was Bahá’u’lláh.
After His announcement, the Báb was arrested, beaten and imprisoned. On July 9, 1850, He was executed in the public square of the town of Tabriz. Prominent 19th century French writer A.L.M. Nicolas wrote that the Báb’s life “is one of the most magnificent examples of courage which it has been the privilege of mankind to behold.”
Around the world, Bahá’ís celebrate the Declaration of the Báb with joy and gratitude. We hope you can join us.
Declaration of the Báb Monday May 22:
6:00 p.m.; Bahá’í Center, 5355 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005. There will be a dessert potluck at 6:00 p.m. followed by a program. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:00 p.m.; Bahá’í Center, 16103 SW Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR, 97035. For more information, please call Alyse at 503-635-2635.
The second Holy Day this month is the Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh commemorating the end of His earthly life in 1892. These gatherings will be at about 3:00 a.m. on May 28. Please see the website calendar for more information.
Friday May 12, 7:00 p.m. Dialog: “Some Questions Answered” Nine Star Ranch Wilsonville. Speaker Erica Toussaint served for several years as a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of United States. She is the granddaughter of Howard Colby Ives, who wrote movingly of his meeting with ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in “Portals to Freedom.” This well-known speaker who appeals to all ages and is well-versed in the Writings of the Faith will give the audience an opportunity to ask questions about Bahá’í topics.
You and your guests are warmly welcomed to a lively evening of dinner, discussion and fellowship! For more information please call Farah & Tulsi Ramchandani at 503 925-9909.
Monday May 15, 7:00 p.m. Dialog: “Social Justice” Bahá’í Center, 16103 SW Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR, 97035. Everyone is welcome to this discussion of Bahá’í solutions relating to social justice issues. For more information, please call Jan at 503-639-8919.
Friday May 26, 7:00 p.m. Dialog and Music, Gladstone. We invite you to join us in a monthly informal discussion about the Bahá’í teachings, featuring live music relating to spirituality. Bring your instruments! For more information, please call Jack and Leslie at 503-803-8796 or Mary at 503-995-8959.
There are a variety of activities every month, with several devotional gatherings weekly throughout the metro area, including every Sunday at the Portland and Beaverton Bahá’í Centers. To see more of the many activities each week in the area, please visit the website calendar at portlandbahai.org for a listing of prayer gatherings, children’s classes, youth activities, and introductory discussion gatherings. The website is the place to check for last-minute changes in events!
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