Wednesday, June 17, 2009

June 17th in Baha'i History


The Picture at left is of my wife and a friend standing in the foundation of the Universal House of Justice, today marks the 34th anniversary of -
1975 – Beginning of the excavation of the Seat of the Universal House of Justice

To all National Spiritual Assemblies
165.1 JOYFULLY ANNOUNCE COMMENCEMENT EXCAVATION SITE UNIVERSAL HOUSE JUSTICE BUILDING ARC MOUNT CARMEL CONTRACT ENTAILS REMOVAL FORTY THOUSAND CUBIC METRES ROCK AND EARTH AT COST APPROXIMATELY TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS. INVITE ALL BELIEVERS CONTRIBUTE UNSTINTINGLY BUILDING FUND ENSURE UNINTERRUPTED PROGRESS HISTORIC UNDERTAKING.
UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE (Messages 1963 to 1986 p.318)

Also taking place on June 17th:

1912 - Abdul -Baha Spoke at 309 West Seventy-eighth Street, New York

1984 – Martyrdom of a believer from Mashhad

To all National Spiritual Assemblies
399.1 FURTHER DISTRESSING NEWS RECEIVED FROM IRAN OF EXECUTION BY HANGING OF NUSRATU'LLAH VAHDAT IN MASHHAD 17 JUNE. AN ADDITIONAL 51 BELIEVERS NOW HELD IN PRISONS IRAN, MAKING TOTAL OF 751, SOME OF WHOM ARE SUBJECTED TO CRUEL TORTURE. A NUMBER OF FRIENDS ARE NOW IN PARTICULAR DANGER. ...
UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE (Messages 1963 to 1986 p.632)

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