There is no doubt that each of us intends to celebrate in style the Greatest of Festivals. Therefore, you are invited to a virtual pilgrimage, a special meditative session for the celebration of each of the three special Days of the Festival of Ridvan.
CELEBRATION PROGRAM - FIRST DAY OF RIDVAN
Imagine that you are eagerly waiting,
VIDEO - The Festival of Ridvan
TABLET - April 22, 1863
VIDEO - Queen of Carmel
CELEBRATION PROGRAM - NINTH DAY OF RIDVAN
Today, try to imagine that you are circling, in spirit, the "Verdant Isle" where the KING OF GLORY enjoyed sitting while hearing the whispers of the realms above.
The Festival of Ridvan is come and the splendour of the light of God is shining from the invisible horizon of His mercy. The overflowing grace of the Lord of oneness is pouring down copiously from the unseen world and the glad-tidings of the Kingdom are coming in from all countries. The resplendent morn that betokens the advancement of the Cause of God and heralds the exaltation of His Word is dawning in every region.
- Bahiyyih Khanum
TABLET - Declaration
VIDEO - History
CELEBRATION PROGRAM - TWELFTH DAY OF RIDVAN
Finally, imagine that you sit in the colorful,
sun-filled garden where this Prince of Peace occasionally pitched His tent,
tending to the needs of the devoted souls
who had bound their lives so inextricably to His.
And whenever I chose to hold my peace and be still, lo, the voice of the Holy Ghost, standing on my right hand, aroused me, and the Supreme Spirit appeared before my face, and Gabriel overshadowed me, and the Spirit of Glory stirred within my bosom, bidding me arise and break my silence. If your hearing be purged and your ears be attentive, ye will assuredly perceive that every limb of my body, nay all the atoms of my being, proclaim and bear witness to this call: "God, besides Whom is none other God, and He, Whose beauty is now manifest, is the reflection of His glory unto all that are in heaven and on earth."
We will now mention unto thee Trustworthiness and the station thereof in the estimation of God, thy Lord, the Lord of the Mighty Throne. One day of days We repaired unto Our Green Island. Upon Our arrival, We beheld its streams flowing, and its trees luxuriant, and the sunlight playing in their midst. Turning Our face to the right, We beheld what the pen is powerless to describe; nor can it set forth that which the eye of the Lord of Mankind witnessed in that most sanctified, that most sublime, that blest, and most exalted Spot. Turning, then, to the left We gazed on one of the Beauties of the Most Sublime Paradise, standing on a pillar of light, and calling aloud saying: "O inmates of earth and heaven! Behold ye My beauty, and My radiance, and My revelation, and My effulgence. By God, the True One! I am Trustworthiness and the revelation thereof, and the beauty thereof. I will recompense whosoever will cleave unto Me, and recognize My rank and station, and hold fast unto My hem. I am the most great ornament of the people of Bahá, and the vesture of glory unto all who are in the kingdom of creation. I am the supreme instrument for the prosperity of the world, and the horizon of assurance unto all beings." Thus have We sent down for thee that which will draw men nigh unto the Lord of creation.
VIDEO - The Ridvan Tablet of Baha’u’llah