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Celebrating the two hundredth Anniversaries of The Birth of Baha'u'llah and The Bab
Introduction

In 2017 Baha'is around the world will celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of the Birth of Baha'u'llah. Then in 2019 they will celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of the Birth of the Bab. This journal will contain poems and prose inspired by these two anniversaries. In addition, I will include thoughts and poems inspired by the scriptures revealed by Baha'u'llah and the Bab.


Before Naw-Ruz of 2015, the Baha'i or Badi calendar "was synchronized to the Gregorian calendar".1 After Naw-Ruz of 2015, the date of the vernal equinox was established as the birthplace of Baha'u'llah which unlocked the Baha'i calendar from the Gregorian calendar.2 Because of this the dates of the celebrations are now calculated according to the Baha'i/Badi calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar which was the case before Naw-Ruz 2015.



Twin Holy Days
Celebrated on the fist and second day following the eight new moon after Naw-Ruz

The Celebration of the Birth of the Báb occurred on October 21, 2017.
The Bicentenary of the Birth of the Báb will occur on October 29, 2019
Born: 1 Muharram 1235 AH - 20 October 1819
The Bicentenary Celebration of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh occurred on October 22, 2017
The Celebration of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh will occur on October 30, 2019
Born: 2 Muharram 1233 AH - 12 November 1817

Centenary of the Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha

More information as 2021 progresses.

Links to Articles
Articles in the Huffington Post

Baha’is Prepare for Bicentennial in 2017   By Shastri Purushotma (December 30, 2016)
Baha’is To Celebrate “Twin Holy Days” For First Time Worldwide   By Shastri Purushotma (November 5, 2015)
200 Years Since His Birth: Who Is Bahá’u’lláh?  by Genevieve Seri (September 9. 2017)

Articles in Baha'i Chronicles
http://bahaichronicles.org/


Articles in Beyond Foreignness
200 Articles in 200 Days for the 200th Anniversary of Bahá’u’lláh’s Birth  
by Michael Curtotti

The Short Obligatory Prayer
Revealed by Bahá'u'lláh

"I bear witness, O my God, that Thou hast created me to know Thee and to worship Thee. I testify, at this moment, to my powerlessness and to Thy might, to my poverty and to Thy wealth.
There is none other God but Thee, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting."

Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, CLXXXI

The Remover of Difficulties
Revealed by The Bab

"Is there any Remover of difficulties save God? Say: Praised be God! He is God! All are His servants and all abide by His bidding!"
Selections from the Writings of the Báb

Prayer for America
Revealed by 'Abdu'l-Baha

"O Thou kind Lord! This gathering is turning to Thee. These hearts are radiant with Thy love. These minds and spirits are exhilarated by the message of Thy glad-tidings. O God! Let this American democracy become glorious in spiritual degrees even as it has aspired to material degrees, and render this just government victorious. Confirm this revered nation to upraise the standard of the oneness of humanity, to promulgate the Most Great Peace, to become thereby most glorious and praiseworthy among all the nations of the world. O God! This American nation is worthy of Thy favors and is deserving of Thy mercy. Make it precious and near to Thee through Thy bounty and bestowal."
Baha'i Prayers


Footnotes
1  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1%27%C3%AD_calendar
2  ibid

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Inspiration: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
April 9, 2021 at 2:47pm
Inspiration: To 'Abdu'l-Baha His words, deeds, and travels inspire Baha'is across the planet to serve humanity in whatever capacity they are able, while building their ability to serve. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem #17 in the 100 I am writing for the centenary of the Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha. This poem was inspired by {link:https://abdulbaha-in-our-midst.blogspot.com/2021/04/we-can-gain-abundance-of-inspiration.html} ... [Read more]
The Voice of Hope: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
April 5, 2021 at 8:47pm
The Voice of Hope: To 'Abdu'l-Baha 239 Days in America : {link:https://239days.com/} For 239 days, he was the voice of hope to the North American continent. His sojourney across America begin on 11 April and ended on 5 December 1912. Two Ocean liners-- the Cedric {footnote:#}https://239days.com/2012/04/11/abdul-baha-arrives-in-america/ and her sister ship the Celtic, {footnote:#}https://239days.com/2012/12/05/abdul-baha-says-farewell-to-america/ of the ... [Read more]
The Mystery of God: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
April 3, 2021 at 9:20pm
The Mystery of God{footnote:#}https://bahaiworld.bahai.org/special-collections/the-mystery-of-god/ : To 'Abdu'l-Baha "He [‘Abdu’l-Baha] is, and should for all time be regarded, first and foremost, as the Center and Pivot of Bahá'u'lláh's peerless and all-enfolding Covenant, His most exalted handiwork, the stainless Mirror of His light, the perfect Exemplar of His teachings, the unerring Interpreter of His Word, the embodiment of every Bahá'í ideal,... [Read more]
Everlasting Glory: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
March 29, 2021 at 8:45pm
Everlasting Glory: 'Abdu'l-Baha E ach word he spoke revealed his cognition, V erses his spiritual perception, E ach step he took blessed the ground he walked on, R aised the call of the Blessed Beauty{footnote:#}One of the titles of Baha'u'llah. , L it humanity's path to reconciliation, A nd proclaimed the Kingdom of Abha. S ervice to the human race his practice. T he Center of Baha'u'llah's Covenant, I nterpreter of the Divine Word. ... [Read more]
America Doubly Blessed: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
March 27, 2021 at 5:58pm
America Doubly Blessed: To 'Abdu'l-Baha “Blessed, doubly blessed, is the ground which His footsteps have trodden.” Baha'u'llah{footnote:#}Quoted in 239Days.com Relaunches in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Passing of Abdu’l-Baha by Naysan Naraqi {link:https://www.bahaiblog.net/2021/03/239days-com-relaunches-in-honor-of-the-100th-anniversary-of-the-passing-of-abdul-baha/}. For 239 days, he walked upon American soil, he traveled from east to west... [Read more]
Prayer: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
March 26, 2021 at 3:19pm
Prayer: To 'Abdu'l-Baha "…although ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s station is not that of a Manifestation of God, nevertheless supplications may be addressed to Him. It is essential, however, that every believer should realize that while doing so he is directing his thoughts towards the Master as an intermediary between him and the Manifestation, and not as the Source of Divine Revelation and Spiritual Guidance. Provided this distinction is clearly established there can be no harm... [Read more]
His Reality: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
March 19, 2021 at 6:06pm
His Reality: To 'Abdu'l-Baha My name is 'Abdu'l-Bahá. My qualification is 'Abdu'l-Bahá. My reality is 'Abdu'l-Bahá. My praise is 'Abdu'l-Bahá. Thraldom to the Blessed Perfection is my glorious and refulgent diadem, and servitude to all the human race my perpetual religion... No name, no title, no mention, no commendation have I, nor will ever have, except 'Abdu'l-Bahá. This is my longing. This is my greatest yearning. This is my et... [Read more]
God's Love: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
March 6, 2021 at 8:02pm
God's Love: To 'Abdu'l-Baha Love conquers all-- no matter what the problem-- refers to God's love for humanity. 'Abdu'l-Baha-- the Servant of Baha-- expressed God's love for the human race by making his life and actions a prayer to the All-Glorious Creator. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem #10 of the 100 I'm writing for the Centenary Celebration of the Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha. ... [Read more]
Search for Truth: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
February 22, 2021 at 5:20pm
Search for Truth: To 'Abdu'l-Baha "Search for truth. Seek the realities in all religions. Put aside all superstitions. Many of us do not realize the Reality of all Religions." 'Abdi'-Baha{footnote:#} 'Abdu'l-Baha in London, pages 61-62. Search for truth, the first teaching of Baha'u'llah, guides seekers on their spiritual quest. Search for truth! Don't depend on someone else's knowledge or opinion, and put behind you t... [Read more]
Glad Tidings: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
February 20, 2021 at 11:01pm
Glad Tidings: To 'Abdu'l-Baha "Glad tidings! Glad tidings! The Morn of Guidance hath dawned." 'Abdu'l-Baha,{footnote:#} Additional Tablets, Extracts and Talks {footnote:#}{link:www.bahai.org/r/109426847} G ood news he brought from across the sea, L ight he shed on divine unity, A nd America's spiritual destiny. D aily his actions exceeded his words. T oday, his example we try to follow, I n our attempts to proclaim God's Cause. D... [Read more]
Service to Humanity: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
February 11, 2021 at 4:10pm
Service to Humanity: To 'Abdu'l-Baha "In every century a particular and central theme is, in accordance with the requirements of that century, confirmed by God. In this illumined age that which is confirmed is the oneness of the world of humanity. Every soul who serveth this oneness will undoubtedly be assisted and confirmed." 'Abdu'l-Baha{footnote:#}Quoted in Star of the West The Perfect Exemplar he served the oneness of humanity in all he did and... [Read more]
A New Vision of Humanity: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
February 10, 2021 at 7:52pm
A New Vision of Humanity: To 'Abdu'l-Baha "Man is a child of God, most noble, lofty and beloved by God, his Creator. Therefore, he must ever strive that the divine bounties and virtues bestowed upon him may prevail and control him. Just now the soil of human hearts seems like black earth, but in the innermost substance of this dark soil there are thousands of fragrant flowers latent. We must endeavor to cultivate and awaken these potentialities, discover the secret treasu... [Read more]
The Eyes of Faith: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
January 22, 2021 at 7:20pm
The Eyes of Faith: To 'Abdu'l-Baha "The continent of America is in the eyes of the one true God the land wherein the splendors of His light shall be revealed, where the mysteries of His Faith shall be unveiled, where the righteous will abide and the free assemble." 'Abdu'l-Baha He looked through the eyes of faith, and saw the future of America. He saw what America is and then looked beyond to what America will become. The eyes of faith see... [Read more]
Little By Little: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
January 16, 2021 at 5:24pm
Little By Little: To 'Abdu'l-Baha "Kam Kam Rooz Be Rooz"{footnote:#}Means: "Little by little, day by day ". 'Abdu'l-Baha Little by little, we strive follow his example, and serve God through service to humanity. Little by little, day by day, we seek to mirror the Servant of Baha{footnote:#}'Abdu'l-Baha by treading the path of divine love. Day by day we attempt to follow his footsteps, ask forgiveness when we fall from grace... [Read more]
Patience: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
January 16, 2021 at 5:26pm
Patience: To 'Abdu'l-Baha "The darkness of this gloomy night shall pass away. Again the Sun of Reality will dawn from the horizon of the hearts. Have patience, wait but do not sit idle; work while you are waiting; smile when you are wearied with monotony; be firm while everything around you is being shaken; be joyous while the ugly face of despair grins at you; speak aloud while the malevolent forces of the nether world try to crush your mind; be valiant and courageous wh... [Read more]
Genethliacum Ode to the Birth of Baha'u'llah
January 13, 2021 at 4:40pm
Genethliacum Ode to the Birth of Baha'u'llah The light of dawn trumpeted your birth, Announced to a sleeping world a new day-- Though all were deaf to the joyous news-- Proclaimed your nativity to all creation. Your father's dream foretold your future glory, Foretold a splendor that would outshine the sun, Foretold a new divine revelation, That would unite humanity. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}The Genethliacum Ode: It is a form based on the theme of ... [Read more]
Love of God: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
January 12, 2021 at 5:23pm
Love of God: To 'Abdu'l-Baha. "...For service in love for mankind is unity with God. He who serves has already entered the Kingdom and is seated at the right hand of his Lord." 'Abdu'l-Baha{footnote:#} The Promulgation of Universal Peace {footnote:#}{link:www.bahai.org/r/693882078} His love of humanity-- in all of its variegated hues-- revealed his love of God and of Baha'u'llah, the Glory of God. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"... [Read more]
Service to God: To 'Abdu'l-Baha
January 12, 2021 at 5:18pm
Service to God: To 'Abdu'l-Baha "...Service to humanity is service to God..." 'Abdu'l-Baha{footnote:#} The Promulgation of Universal Peace {footnote:#}{link:www.bahai.org/r/408106924} Perfect exemplar-- of Baha'u'llah's teaching-- he spent in life in service to humanity, and in the process revealed what it means to serve God. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 1 of 100 written for the Centenary of the Ascension of &... [Read more]
Holy Relics: To The Bab
December 29, 2019 at 6:12pm
Holy Relics: To The Bab It is their association with the Divine Manifestation that gives them meaning and makes them sacred. In themselves the objects have no special power, rather it is their connection with the Bab that-- to the believer-- makes them symbols of His sacrifice and of God's love for humanity. His prayer beads, His Qur'an, the robe that He wore, His signet ring, cap He wore beneath His green turban, and His brazier and samovar all proclaim... [Read more]
Rejoice in the Bounty of the Lord: To The Bab
January 7, 2021 at 5:48pm
Rejoice in the Bounty of the Lord: To The Bab Rejoice in the bounty of the Lord, In the birth of a new heaven and a new Earth, Rejoice in the fruits of God's new creation, that are spread before humanity, Upon the table of His new revelation, The fruits of peace and unity. Rejoice in the bounty of the Lord, In the joy of God's promise kept In the birth of a new Divine Manifestation. Rejoice for in paradise a new garden grows, Planted by the Lamb of Sacrifice{... [Read more]
The Night the Holy Spirit Spoke: To The Bab
January 5, 2021 at 5:06pm
The Night the Holy Spirit Spoke: To The Bab "… men have always been taught and led by the Prophets of God. The Prophets of God are the Mediators of God. All the Prophets and Messengers have come from One Holy Spirit and bear the Message of God, fitted to the age in which they appear. The One Light is in them and they are One with each other." Abdu’l-Baha{footnote:#} Abdu’l-Baha in London , p. 23. On the night the Holy Spirit spoke proclaiming the birth of a ne... [Read more]
The Gate of God: To The Bab
December 31, 2020 at 8:37pm
The Gate of God: To The Bab The Bab was born as all humanity-- He passed through womb and birth canal-- He was a test of faith to the believer, And salvation to the infidel. The Bab, the Promised One, the Gate of God; The trumpet blast announcing Judgement Day; In His hands were the keys to heaven and hell, And in His scriptures the guide to paradise. The Primal Point from which all knowledge flowed; The victorious benefactor of the human soul; A sustaining pillar in God&... [Read more]
Light of Unity: To The Bab
October 17, 2020 at 7:02pm
Light of Unity: To The Bab He was the first rays, announcing the dawn of a new day. announcing the dawn of unity, and the onene4ss of humanity. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 196 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab.I finally finished this on October 17, 2020. ... [Read more]
His Voice: To The Bab
August 23, 2020 at 1:32pm
His Voce: To The Bab His voice was the trumpet reverberating across the planet announcing the Day of Resurrection. His voice was the bell echoing across the world proclaiming a new heaven and a new Earth. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 195 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. I finished this on August 23, 2020 after listening to a reading of the Tablet of the Bell, which Baha'u'llah revealed in honor of T... [Read more]
Quddús: To The Bab
December 23, 2019 at 10:19pm
Quddús: To The Bab As steadfast in the Covenant of God, As mountains standing on their granite roots. He proclaimed the Cause of the Bab, Though king and clergy conspired to still his voice. {dropnote:"Poet's Note:"}This is poem 194 of the 200 I am writing to celebrate the Bicentenary of the Birth of The Bab. {link:https://bahaichronicles.org/quddus/} ... [Read more]

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