Days of Remembrance: New Publication!
You may have heard the exciting news that a new book, Days of Remembrance, has been published and is now available online and at the Baha’i Distribution Service. For the team at Nineteen Months, a website dedicated to the Baha’i calendar and celebration of the arts, this was news that we had to share with our readership.
From the Preface to the book:
“The observance of holy days occupies a central place in every religion. Through their commemoration, the calendar year becomes the stage on which the signal events associated with the life and ministry of the divine Manifestations of God are annually remembered and honoured. This remembrance has both a personal dimension, providing a time for reflection on the significance of these events, and a social dimension, helping to deepen the identity and foster the cohesion of the community.”
It is encouraging to think about how we can utilize these new resources in planning commemorating Holy Days and reflecting on their importance.
“The present volume offers forty-five selections from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh revealed specifically for, or otherwise relating to, these nine Holy Days. The selections represent different revelatory modes, each reflecting facets of the greatness, the preciousness, and the peerless nature of this Day in which all the promises and prophecies of the past have been fulfilled—this sacred Day “whereon God hath made His own Self known and revealed it unto all who are in the heavens and on earth”.
Published in honor of this year’s 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, we are sure that this book will be a treasured part of our celebrations for years to come.