Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station “Messenger of Joy”


I have made death a messenger of joy to thee. Wherefore dost thou grieve? I made the light to shed on thee its splendor. Why dost thou veil thyself therefrom?
Bahá’í Faith, Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh (Arabic #33)

Dear friends,

What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer, music, fellowship, tea poured in peace, homemade banana bread baked with love and shared with a smile? Whatever the answer might be, sharing music and prayers with friends gets us all closer to the Creator.

candle for the departed souls

Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Messenger of Joy”

Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Messenger of Joy”

In honor of my friend, Tony Joy, whose soul has winged its flight to the hidden realms of the Almighty, the theme of the Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation this Sunday, December 14th, will be “Messenger of Joy”.

Tony, who most of all loved teaching about the Baha’i Faith, was so passionate about “Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh” that he authored two books dedicated to discovering and exploring these “passages from the outstanding works of the Author of the Bahá’í Revelation”. He also loved music and frequently told me how much he appreciated hearing songs based on the Bahá’í Writings.

We’ll start at 7:30 pm with light refreshments followed by reading, at 8:00 pm, of selected Holy Writings and Prayers. We have many books of prayers from different faith traditions but if you wish, feel free to bring your own prayers or inspiring writings. We will uplift and refresh our souls with inspiring musical selections and we’ll conclude with tea and sweets.

We’ll also say prayers for anyone in need, so if you can’t join us and would like to request prayers please contact me. Please let me know if planning to attend so I can plan the refreshments accordingly.

Musical Prayer Station with Kat Key on January 11, 2015

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
Judaism / Christianity, Holy Bible, Psalms, 98:4

The December 7th Musical Prayer Station was originally planned to be with Katharine Key but instead we ended up hosting ‘Kissed by a Gypsy’ to accommodate their travel schedule. Kat Key will be back with her musical program on January 11, 2015. Please mark this date in your calendars as it will be a wonderful occasion to celebrate the arts, current events and service to humanity.

In His service,


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  • Exploring Gleanings & Commemorating Tony Joy – Befriended Stranger :

    […] Tony Joy’s life passion was sharing the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and, in particular, shedding light on the profound power and inspiration contained within the pages of “Gleanings”. What better way to commemorate one year since his passing than gathering together for prayers and reading of selected “Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah”? […]

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