October, 2008

Discussion on the life of the Báb

“O PEOPLES of the earth! Verily the resplendent Light of God hath appeared in your midst, invested with this unerring Book, that ye may be guided aright to the ways of peace and, by the leave of God, step out of the darkness into the light and onto this far-extended Path of Truth.” ~ The Báb

Are you interested in learning about the mystical connections between the twin revelations of The Báb and Bahá’u’lláh? If so, please join us this evening at 7:30pm for lively discussion
with inspirational stories of the life of The Báb, and how He and Bahá’u’lláh were so closely connected as One. For more information or directions, please contact the Bahá’ís of Arlington.

The Birth of the Báb

On October 20 every year, Bahá’ís around the world celebrate the birth of the Báb.  The Báb was born in 1819 in Shiraz, Iran and from an early age He showed signs of greatness.  At age 25 He announced that He was the Promised One whose coming had been long awaited.  According to the Báb, His mission had two main purposes; the first was to prepare the world for the coming of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, and the second was the announcement of the Dawn of a new Age, the Promised Day of God. You can find out more about the Báb here, or come and join us tomorrow!

The Bahá’ís of Arlington and Falls Church are going to commemorate the birth of the Báb locally with a picnic in Cherry Hill Park this Monday. Everyone is invited to join us for this joyous celebration. Below is the information, or  please contact the Baha’is of Arlington for further details:

When: Monday October 20th from 12:30 – 4:00

Where: Cherry Hill Park, (located in the 300 block of Park Ave, one block north of West Broad St (Route 7) and two blocks west of Washington ST (Rte 29) in Falls Church.

We hope to see you there!

Interfaith Devotions

That which the Lord hath ordained as the sovereign remedy and mightiest instrument for the healing of all the world is the union of all its peoples in one universal Cause, one common Faith. “~Bahá’u’lláh

What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer, music, fellowship, cake, tea? Whatever the answer might be, sharing devotions with friends gets us all closer to the Creator. Please join us for interfaith devotions that will take place on Monday, Oct 20th at 7:30 pm in Ballston. Please contact the Baha’is of Arlington and find out more about this devotional gathering

Taking Action in a Changing World

How can we promote justice and sustainability in today’s world? Please join us this Friday, October 17 at 7:30 pm for a discussion about spiritual solutions to contemporary problems. We will look at approaches that have worked in social and economic development projects from Europe to Latin America and everywhere in between, and consider ways to apply them to our jobs, our service and our everyday lives. Please contact the Baha’is of Arlington and find out more about this discussion.