Thursday, January 30, 2014

January 30th in Baha'i History


From a storefront in the Bowery in Manhattan, NYC during the depression


1845 - From Mecca the Báb proceeded to Medina. It was the first day of the month of Muharram, in the year 1261 A.H. when He found Himself on the way to that holy city.

1926 - Martha Root's first interview with Queen Marie of Romania

A note which Martha Root, upon her arrival in Bucharest, sent to her Majesty and a copy of "Baha'u'llah and the New Era," which accompanied the note, and which so absorbed the Queen's attention that she continued reading it into the small hours of the morning, led, two days later, to the Queen's granting Martha Root an audience, on January 30, 1926, in Controceni Palace in Bucharest, in the course of which her Majesty avowed her belief that "these teachings are the solution for the world's problems"; and from these followed her publication, that same year on her own initiative, of those three epoch-making testimonies which appeared in nearly two hundred newspapers of the United States and Canada, and which were subsequently translated and published in Europe, China, Japan, Australia, the Near East and the Islands of the seas.  God Passes By p.278

1 comment:

SMK said...

Actually the picture is from 1919 - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urbain_Ledoux