”In this day, to thank God for His bounties consisteth in possessing a radiant heart, and a soul open to the promptings of the spirit. This is the essence of thanksgiving.”
(Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 179)
After the festivities of Thanksgiving, this Sunday, November 27, beginning at 7 p.m., the Baha’is of Arlington invite you to a Spiritual Pursuit Baha’i movie marathon in Arlington and commemoration of the Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha, the Center of the Baha’i Covenant. On the spiritual menu we will have:
- Community board game called “Spiritual Pursuit” which would test our knowledge of the Baha’i Faith and the other major religions.
- Baha’i movie marathon featuring (in the order the audience chooses):
- “The Promise of All Ages” – a documentary about the life of Baha’u’llah
- “The Noble Thief” – a moving one-man-play about the spiritual transformation of a flawed but sincere man through his growing love of Baha’u’llah
- “Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience” – a beautiful video meditation on the sacred experience of Baha’i pilgrimage
- “Smith & Dragoman: Live in Concert” – a live recording of the concert performance of the talented Baha’i band Smith & Dragoman from Canada
- “Embrace the World Tour” – a documentary about the U.S. tour of an international group of talented Baha’i musicians bringing about the oneness of humanity through their music.
The commemoration of the Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha will conclude with prayers, devotional readings and music at 1 am on Sunday. Please contact Mitko for directions.