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Put into practice the Teaching of Bahá'u'lláh, that of kindness to all nations. Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path. `Abdu'l-Bahá, Paris Talks, pp. 15-16
(Updated September 8, 2013 / 1 'Izzat 170 B.E.)
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Nosrat’u’llah Bahremand takes office as fourth Guardian as Orthodox Baha'is grieve loss of Joel Bray Marangella
[September 8, 2013] The Orthodox Baha'is have recently announced the passing of the third Guardian, Joel Bray Marangella, on September 1, 2013. Prior to his death, the third Guardian appointed his successor, Nosrat'u'llah Bahremand, in accordance with the requirements of the Will and Testament of 'Abdu'l-Baha. The appointment takes immediate effect upon the death of the Guardian.
Personal Reflections on the United States NSA's Legal Attack Against the Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith
[April 29, 2011]: Imagine my dismay when, on November 26, 2006, I
received a copy of the "Motion for Rule to Show Cause" filed by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States against the Guardian, Joel B. Marangella, Hand of the Cause Franklin Schlatter, and the Provisional National Bahá'í Council ("PNBC"), the governing body of the Orthodox Bahá'ís in the United States. READ MORE
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURT CASE
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Statement by PNBC of the United States on Persecution of Baha'is in Iran. Statement by the National Bahá’í Council for the Orthodox Bahá’ís of the United States Concerning the Persecution of Bahá’ís in Iran:
On behalf of the Orthodox Bahá’ís of the United States, we wish to express our dismay at the... READ MORE
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In this article, I will discuss the claim to the Guardianship by Neal Chase of the group known as Bahá'ís Under the Provisions of the Covenant ("BUPC).
The BUPC believe that the Guardian must be an Aghsán (that is a son of Bahá'u'lláh). While they recognize that there were no bloodline Aghsán available to serve as the Guardian, they claim that the Guardianship now passes by adoption by the present Guardian of his successor. The BUPC do not insist upon a formal legal adoption for their purposes, but instead rely upon some objective manifestation of intent to adopt such as the passing of relics, i.e. a medallion, hair or blood, or other indication of intention. READ MORE
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Commentary on the Short Healing Prayer
The above prayer, known by Bahá'ís as the "Short Healing Prayer" is a mystical gem containing deep secrets for the healing of ourselves and of our fellow brothers and sisters everywhere.
If you wish to heal yourself or others, you should memorize this beautiful prayer, meditate over its meaning, and recite it ceaselessly. It contains within its short phrases the healing of all the ills of men and women in our society. It is a great gift from God. READ MORE
OBF Telephonic Firesides on the 9th of every month
All persons are invited to attend telephonic firesides for discussion of the Orthodox Bahá'í Faith. Click here for more information: http://truebahaifiresides.blogspot.com/
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1) We believe just the same as all Bahá'ís believed before 1957 that the Covenant of Bahá'u'lláh requires obedience to the Guardian of the Cause of God. We believe the present Guardian is Joel B. Marangella.
2) Orthodox Bahá'ís have all of the Institutions of the Cause of God as set forth in the Will and Testament of `Abdu'l-Bahá, including the Hands of the Cause of God, and an international body with the Guardian at its head, the International Bahá'í Council which is destined in time to become the Universal House of Justice.
3) The Orthodox Baha'is, being under the shade of the Tree of Covenant are divinely guided and blessed. The "table of heaven is prepared" for them, "the angels of heaven" are their "assistants and helpers", and "the life of the Holy Spirit is breathing upon" them (from `Abdu'l-Bahá, Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 214.
The Guardian's web page is at www.bahai-guardian.com.
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There is one God;
mankind is one;
the foundations of religion are one.
Let us worship Him,
and give praise for all His great Prophets
and Messengers who have manifested
His brightness and glory."
('Abdu'l-Bahá in London, p. 19)
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