Anniversary Of The Passing Of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

November 23, 2021

The public is being invited to take part in an observance hosted by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Bermuda marking the 100th anniversary of the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

A spokesperson said, “The entire Bermuda community is invited to join in a very special Zoom observance hosted by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Bermuda marking the 100th anniversary of the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

“While the local observance will take place this Wednesday, November 24th at 6:30 pm on Zoom [details below, flyer attached], an historic and grand in-person Centenary observance is being hosted at the Baha’i World Centre in Haifa, Israel.

“Two representatives from each country’s nine member National Spiritual Assembly, selected by random draw, were invited to attend this singular occasion. Bermuda is being represented by Ms. Shyama Ezekiel-Fagundo and Mr. Read Currelly. Both are currently in Haifa with fellow members of the National Assemblies from around the world.

“Bermuda can look forward to their sharing of the experience upon their return at the end of November. The week of Centenary activities can be followed in colorful detail online on the Bahá’í World News Service, Bahá’í World News Service [BWNS] – The official news source of the worldwide Bahá’í community.

Zoom Invitation Remembering 'Abdul Baha

“The person of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is revered by Bahá’ís who often refer to him as ‘The Exemplar’ because his life embodied in every way a perfect example of practical spirituality and service to humanity. It is these qualities that all Bahá’ís aspire and all people should strive to attain.

“To be a Baha’i simply means to love all the world; to love humanity and try to serve it; to work for universal peace and universal brotherhood.” ['Abdu'l-Bahá]

“As well as being considered the Exemplar, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is also recognized as the ‘Center of the Covenant’ of the Faith; he was the eldest son and designated successor to the prophet-founder of the Bahá’í Faith, Baháʼu’lláh. Sunset on November 24th also marks the 100th anniversary of the ‘Day of the Covenant’.

“It is a time for reaffirming commitment to maintaining a unified Faith, and to following the teachings and exhortations of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, who made clear his line of succession and the spiritual and administrative leadership of the worldwide Bahá’í community.

“The Faith is now spiritually led by the Universal House of Justice at the Bahá’í World Centre in Haifa. The Universal House of Justice is composed of nine individuals from around the world who are elected every 5 years by secret ballot cast by each country’s nine elected members of National Spiritual Assemblies.

“The House of Justice inspires and supports Bahá’í activities worldwide which promote unity, elimination of prejudice, promotion of equality of men and women and education of children and youth, among other central teachings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

“The local Centenary observance on zoom will last 45 minutes and will include specially composed music for the 100th anniversary, as well as short video clips highlighting the life of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá.

Zoom Details:

  • Remembering ‘Abdu’l-Bahá: Centenary of His passing,
  • 1921-2021
  • Time: Wednesday Nov 24, 2021 06:30 PM Atlantic Time [Bermuda/Canada]
  • Join Zoom Meeting here
  • Meeting ID: 853 9568 1760
  • Passcode: 084451

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