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Rated: ASR · Book · Religious · #2112404
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

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]

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