Holy Days

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Twin Birthdays Celebrations


Bahá’ís of the world, with their families and friends, will gather to celebrate the birthdays of the two Founders of the Faith, The Báb and Bahá’u’lláh, from sunset Oct. 31 through sunset Nov. 2.  As stated by the Universal House of Justice:  "On each of these blessed Days nearly two centuries ago, the whole world [...]

Shrine of the Bab

July Events


Dramatic Readings: Fri. July 8, 7:00 pm, Nine Star Ranch Wilsonville, call for directions.  Dramatic readings presented by Doris and Roger Rasmussen:  1. The Lives of Howard Colby Ives and his wife Mabel:  this drama presents the lives of two early American Bahá’ís who for twenty years – 1920-1940 – devoted their lives to the [...]

Photo of the Shrine of the Bab on Mt. Carmel

Declaration of The Báb May 22, 2016


Two hours after sunset on May 22, 1844, a young man, Whose title is The Báb ("gate" in Arabic), announced 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 [...]

Ridvan Garden

Celebrate Days of Paradise


Bahá’u’lláh first announced His Divine Mission as a Messenger of God during the 12 days He called the days of paradise (i.e. “Ridván” which is pronounced rezz-von).  This springtime event took place in a rose-filled garden full of singing birds, where friends stayed in large tents.  It was a brief interlude in the 40 years of [...]

Anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Bab


HAIFA, Israel — On July 9, Baha'is around the world commemorate the date in 1850 that the Bab - one of two main figures in the founding of their Faith - was executed by a firing squad in Iran, then called Persia. The Bab, whose name means "gate" in Arabic, had declared in 1844 that [...]


The Declaration of the Bab


"O LORD! Enable all the peoples of the earth to gain admittance into the Paradise of Thy Faith, so that no created being may remain beyond the bounds of Thy good-pleasure."~ The Bab

Celebrating the Declaration of the Bab, herald of Baha’u’llah


“His life is one of the most magnificent examples of courage which it has been the privilege of mankind to behold,” French writer A.L.M. Nicolas said of the Báb (“gate” in Arabic). The Báb—born Siyyid `Alí-Muhammad in Shiraz, Persia (now Iran)—announced on May 22, 1844, that He was the bearer of a Divine Revelation which [...]

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