Entrance to the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh, burial place of the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, near Acre, Israel. To Bahá’ís, it is the holiest spot on earth.
Bahá'u'lláh, the Founder of the Baha'i Faith, died peacefully on the morning of May 29, 1892. He now lies buried in Bahji, in a shrine surrounded by a stunning garden, which is designed to symbolise the order of the world in the future. Six days before His death, Baha’u’llah gathered his followers and family members and delivered what would be His last address to them:
"I am well pleased with you all. Ye have rendered many services, and been very assiduous in your labors. Ye have come here every morning and every evening. May God assist you to remain united. May He aid you to exalt the Cause of the Lord of being."
The commemoration will be held at the DC Baha'i Center on May 29th at 3 am. A devotional program will begin at 3:15 and will culminate with a reading of the Tablet of Visitation
at 4 am. Please note, since the United States observes day light savings time, the commemoration is observed at 4 am instead of 3 am.
As the hour of the morning may make transportation difficult, the planning committee asks that anyone willing to provide transportation, and anyone who desires to attend and needs transportation, to please contact us at
. We will help facilitate rides as needed.
Photograph from the Bahá’í World News Service.