Wednesday, December 23, 2009

December 24th in Baha'i History

12/24/1924 -The first Bahai News Letter forerunner of the Bahai News was published by the NSA of the US & Canada, Horace Holley, Editor.

12/24/1951 - The Guardian appoints 12 Hands of the Cause.
Between the first and second messages Shoghi Effendi sent informing the Bahá'í world of the formation and membership of the International Bahá'í Council, he took another fundamental step in the historic development of the World Centre of the Faith through the official announcement of the appointment, on 24 December 1951, of the first contingent of the Hands of the Cause of God, twelve in number, and equally allocated between the Holy Land, the Asiatic, American and European continents.
(Ruhiyyih Khanum, The Priceless Pearl, p. 253)

12/24/1951 -Roy C. Wilhelm
Heart filled with sorrow for loss of greatly prized, much loved, highly admired herald of Bahá'u'lláh's Covenant, Roy Wilhelm. Distinguished career enriched the annals of concluding years of Heroic and opening years of Formative Age of Faith. Sterling qualities endeared him to his beloved Master, 'Abdu'l-Bahá. His saintliness, indomitable faith, outstanding services local, national, international, his exemplary devotion, qualify him to join ranks of Hands of Cause, insure him everlasting reward in Abha Kingdom. Advise hold memorial gathering in Temple befitting his unforgettable services and lofty rank.
[December 24, 1951] (Shoghi Effendi, Citadel of Faith, p. 170)

24 Dec 1986 Dedication of the House of Worship of the Indian Subcontinent in New Delhi, India.

12/24/1988 - First National Youth Conference of Cote de Ivoire is held.

12/24/1993 - First Summer School is held in Angola in Luanda - Attended by 20 Bahai’s

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