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Holy Day: Day of the Covenant

November 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The seat of the Universal House of Justice, Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel.

In the Baháʼí Faith there are two covenants, deemed the ‘greater’ and ‘lesser’. The greater covenant refers to an agreement of progressive revelation: that God will send messengers about every thousand years, and it is humanity’s duty to recognize them and respond to their teachings. The lesser covenant is the agreement between the faith’s founder, Baháʼu’lláh, and his followers, regarding the succession of leadership and the maintenance of unity.[1]

Succession in the Bahá’í covenant was explicit and in written form, providing a clear chain of authority that led Bahá’ís to follow ʻAbdu’l-Bahá as the authorized interpreter of Bahá’í scripture after Bahá’u’lláh’s death, and the one who would lead the community.[1] Bahá’u’lláh outlined the Universal House of Justice, a nine-member institution that could legislate on religious matters, and hinted at an appointed role for his descendants, both of which were elaborated upon by ʻAbdu’l-Bahá when he appointed Shoghi Effendi as the Guardian. The Universal House of Justice, first elected in 1963, remains the supreme governing body of the worldwide Bahá’í community.

 

Details

Date:
November 24
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue

Online
to Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/3232750271?pwd=dGwxY1RoK2htNlI4c1NBYUs5NStpdz09 Meeting ID: 323 275 0271  Passcode: 123321
Preston, Lancs PR2 United Kingdom
Phone:
+441772700539
Website:
http://www.prestonbahai.co.uk/

Organizer

Penny
Phone:
01772700539
Email:
malcolmcraig27@gmail.com