Let Us Celebrate the Life and Commemorate the Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

“Remember, whether or not I be on earth, My presence will be with you always.” (Abdu’l-Baha as quoted in Shoghi Effendi’s “God Passes By”, p. 412)

Dear friends,

Whether we are focusing on the best way to prepare a nurturing meal  for our loved ones in our preparations for the Thanksgiving festivities or reflecting on the approaching Day of the Covenant, let us pause and contemplate the bounty of having been given an exemplar of how to live a spiritually uplifting life in the personage of ‘Abdul-Bahá. What vignette of His life inspires you the most? Which ones of His utterances or Writings had provided a guiding light in a time of difficulty? Has he appeared in your dreams? Have your life’s dreams been illuminated by His teachings?

"The Essence of Thanksgiving" Interfaith Prayer Station in Arlington, VA

Please join us this Friday evening, Nov 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm (and any later time as the night will be ours) for a potluck dinner, fellowship, spiritual conversations and an inspiring program to commemorate the Life and Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the Center of the Baha’i Covenant.

On the spiritual menu we will have:

1) Community board game called “Spiritual Pursuit” which would test our knowledge of the Baha’i Faith and the other major religions.

2) Baha’i movie marathon featuring (in any order the audience chooses):

The commemoration of  the Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha will conclude with prayers, devotional readings and music at 1:15 am on Saturday.

I look forward to welcoming you all. Please contact me if you need directions. Until then, enjoy the lovely song “The Photograph” inspired by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and performed by friends from New Zealand, Ireland and China!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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