The Festival of Ridvan (Riz-wahn), celebrated from April 21 to May 2, commemorates the anniversary of Baha’u’llah’s declaration in 1863 that He was the Promised One of all earlier religions. The Ridvan period is bittersweet, as Baha’u’llah was soon to be exiled to Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey). Baha’u’llah spent 12 days in a garden in [...]
Baha’i children in the NW Portland neighborhood undertook a service project during Ayyam-i-Ha at the end of February. They visited neighbors in their street, shared basic information and a flyer on Ayyam-i-Ha with each neighbor, and requested donations of canned and non-perishable foods for the Oregon Food Bank.Despite the cold weather and rain, they managed [...]
by Loie Mead “In those days, there was born a Child in an ancient and noble family of Nur (a province in Persia, now Iran), whose father was Mirza Abbas, better known as Mirza Buzurg, a favoured minister of the Crown. That Child was Baha’u’llah. At the hour of dawn, on the second day of [...]
On November 12, Baha’is in every country celebrate the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet-founder of the Bahá’í Faith. Baha’u’llah is recognized by close to six million followers around the world as the Manifestation of God, or Divine Teacher for this age. He taught that all of the Manifestations of God — which include Moses, Abraham, [...]
Every year on July 9, Baha’is commemorate the martyrdom of the Báb, one of the two central figures in the founding of the religion. At noon on 9 July 1850, the Báb was put to death by firing squad in the public square of Tabriz, Iran. Six years earlier, He had declared that He was [...]
May 29 marks the anniversary of the Ascension of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith. The day is one of nine holy days in the Baha’i calendar when Baha’is suspend work and school. An observance will be held at the Beaverton Baha’i Center at 3:45 am on Saturday May 29, 2010. Breakfast will be served following the program.
“I am, I am, I am the Promised One! I am the One Whose name you have for a thousand years invoked, at Whose mention you have risen, Whose advent you have longed to witness, and the hour of Whose Revelation you have prayed God to hasten. Verily, I say, it is incumbent upon the [...]