Honoring The Bab

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The Báb was the Divine Founder of the Bábí religion, which prepared tens of thousands of followers for the arrival of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith.  On July 9th, the millions of Bahá’ís around the world will solemnly remember the persecution, imprisonment, and killing of the Báb in 1850 by intolerant government and religious leaders.

“The short but turbulent history of the Báb is recorded in the reports and letters of European diplomats …  It engaged the interest of intellectual Europe and became a leading subject in their discussions.  However, it was not the Báb’s teachings, nor His announcement of the imminent appearance of the Promised One of all ages, but rather His own youthful charm and tragic martyrdom and the savagery with which His followers were exterminated which attracted the attention of the European world. They did not discern that His brief dispensation was the turning point in humanity’s spiritual history, His revelation the link, the period of transition between the old, prophetic, growing-up age of mankind, and the new era of maturity.”  David Hofman, Bahá’u’lláh, The Prince of Peace, p. 38.

On Sunday July 9th, all are invited to commemorate the life of the Báb at the following Holy Day gatherings:

9:00 a.m. service project; Bahá’í Center, 8720 N Ivanhoe St, Portland, OR 97203.
Please join us to assemble sack lunches and toiletries to be passed out to those in need in our community. We will spend some time making PB&J sandwiches, and putting together the care bags before walking through town to hand the care bags out. If you would like to donate to the purchase of supplies, please call. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.  For more information, call 503 289-6331.

11:00 a.m.We will gather at Cathedral Park, which is two blocks from the Portland Baha’i Center (under the St. Johns Bridge). Bring a bag lunch and something to sit on; beverages will be provided. The devotional observance will begin at 12:00 noon.

11:30 a.m.; Happy Valley.  Devotional program at 11:50 a.m.  After the program join us in the backyard for lunch (hotdogs and hamburgers).  For more information, please call Farshad and Leena at 360-907-6595.

12:00 noon; Bahá’í Center, 16103 SW Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR, 97035.  For more information please call Trina at (503) 636-1061.  The bookstore may be open, with items for sale and a lending library. For bookstore information call Alyse at 503 635-2635.

More activities:

Saturday July 1, 7:30 p.m.  Dialog: “Spiritual Discussions”  Bahá’í Center, 16103 SW Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego, OR, 97035.  We look forward to your participation in monthly first Saturday discussions, where concepts from the writings of the Bahá’í Faith are talked about. All are welcome!  For more information, please call Jan at 503 639-8919.
The bookstore may be open, with items for sale and a lending library. For bookstore information call Alyse at 503 635-2635.

Monday July 3 and 17, 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 July 14, 7:00 p.m.  Dialog about the Bahá’í Faith.  Nine Star Ranch Wilsonville.
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.

Friday July 28, 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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