Saturday, June 20, 2009

June 21st in Baha'i History

21 June 1850
The Bábís, through treachery, induced to leave the fort, then set upon and killed. End of First Nayriz Upheaval. (Misc Baha'i, Chronolgy of Principle Events - Dawn Breakers)

21 June 1912 - On 21 June, the Master left for Montclair to stay nine days. I was with Him all day till He went. I had lunched with Him nearly every day that week. Lua, Mrs Hinkle-Smith, Valiyu'llah Khan, and I bade Him goodbye on the steps of His house. Montclair
(Misc Baha'i, The Diary of Juliet Thompson)

1968 - Establishment of the Continental Board of Counsellors by the Universal House of Justice
To: All National Spiritual Assemblies
Dear Bahá'í Friends,
The following cable has today been sent to the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States for publication in "Bahá'í News":
Rejoice announce momentous decision establish eleven Continental Boards Counselors protection propagation Faith three each for Africa Americas Asia one each for Australasia Europe. Adoption this significant step following consultation with Hands Cause God ensures extension future appointed functions their institution. Continental Boards entrusted in close collaboration Hands Cause with responsibility direction Auxiliary Boards and consultation National Spiritual Assemblies. Hands Cause God will henceforth increase intercontinental services assuming worldwide role protection propagation Faith. Members Auxiliary Boards will report be responsible to Continental Boards Counselors. Hands Cause residing Holy Land in addition serving liaison between Universal House Justice and Continental Boards Counselors will assist future establishment International Teaching Center Holy Land foreshadowed writings beloved Guardian. Details new developments being conveyed by letter. Fervently supplicating Holy Threshold divine confirmations further step irresistible unfoldment mighty Administrative Order Bahá'u'lláh (Signed) Universal House of Justice.
With loving Bahá'í greetings,
THE UNIVERSAL HOUSE OF JUSTICE

(The Universal House of Justice, Messages from the Universal House of Justice 1968-1973, p. 4)

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