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Tomorrow Wednesday 11/25 Day of the Covenant

Discussion in 'Baha'i Faith DIR' started by arthra, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. arthra

    arthra Baha'i

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    Tomorrow is a Baha'i Holy Day and usually Baha'is meet on this day to recall the meaning and significance of this day. I will post a prayer here:

    O my Lord and my Hope! Help Thou Thy loved ones to be steadfast in Thy mighty Covenant, to remain faithful to Thy manifest Cause, and to carry out the commandments Thou didst set down for them in Thy Book of Splendors; that they may become banners of guidance and lamps of the Company above, wellsprings of Thine infinite wisdom, and stars that lead aright, as they shine down from the supernal sky. Verily, Thou art the Invincible, the Almighty, the All-Powerful.

    ~ Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i Prayers, 2002 U.S. Edition, pp. 71-72)

    The Day of the Covenant is the day when Bahá'ís celebrate the appointment of `Abdu'l-Bahá as the Centre of Baha'u'llah's Covenant. It occurs yearly on the 4th day of Speech (Qawl) which coincides with either November 25 or 26 depending on when Naw Ruz falls on that year.

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    "A Covenant in the religious sense is a binding agreement between God and man, whereby God requires of man certain behaviour in return for which He guarantees certain blessings, or whereby He gives man certain bounties in return for which He takes from those who accept them an undertaking to behave in a certain way. There is, for example, the Greater Covenant which every Manifestation of God makes with His followers, promising that in the fulness of time a new Manifestation will be sent, and taking from them the undertaking to accept Him when this occurs. There is also the Lesser Covenant that a Manifestation of God makes with His followers that they will accept His appointed successor after Him. If they do so, the Faith can remain united and pure. If not, the Faith becomes divided and its force spent. It is a Covenant of this kind that Baha’u’llah made with His followers regarding Abdu’l-Baha and that Abdu’l-Baha perpetuated through the Administrative Order."

    (From a letter written by The Universal House of Justice to an individual believer, 23 March 1975)

    For more information see

    https://www.upliftingwords.org/post/day-of-the-covenant-devotional-program
     
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