Grief and sorrow do not come to us by chance, they are sent to us by the Devine Mercy for our own perfecting. While man is happy he may forget his God; but when grief comes and sorrows overwhelm him, then will he remember his Father who is in Heaven, and who is able to deliver him from his humiliations.— 'Abdu'l-Bahá
Saturday • March 29, 2014 • 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Everyone is welcome to the Second Annual Music Festivals, featuring music from multiple cultures. The evening will feature dinner from 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM, sandwiches will be available for purchase. This free program will start promptly at 8 PM, and the Center will close at 9:30 PM per its usual.
March 2nd – March 21st * Fast
The Bahá’í Fast
[As described in Bahá'í Topics: http://info.bahai.org/article-1-4-7-2.html]
As has been the case with other revealed religions, the Bahá’í Faith sees great value in the practice of fasting as a discipline for the soul . Bahá’u'lláh designated a nineteen-day period each year when adult Bahá’ís fast from sunrise to sunset each day. This period coincides with the Bahá’í month of Ala (meaning Loftiness), from March 2 to 20, inclusive. This is the month immediately preceding the Bahá’í new year, which occurs the day of the vernal equinox; and the period of fasting is therefore viewed as a time of spiritual preparation and regeneration for a new year’s activities. Women who are nursing or pregnant, the aged, the sick, the traveler, those engaged in heavy labor, as well as children under the age of fifteen, are exempt from observance of the Fast.
Friday • February 28, 2014 • A Special Guest: Cowboy Hay
Cowboy Hay appeared, to the delight of the children of the Northern Virginia Baha’i Center, on February 28th 2014 for the Celebration of Ayyam-i-Ha for 169 B.E. . Not only did he appear in the individual group but also performed on stage, as did many talented groups. Please enjoy the above video of Cowboy Hay, as we only have use of it until the end of Fast 169 B.E. or March 21st 2014.
SATURDAY • APRIL 12, 2014 • 1:00PM – 3:00PM
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