HAIFA, 18 January 2017, (BWNS) — A new volume of Baha’i sacred texts, Days of Remembrance: Selections from the Writings of Baha’u’llah for Baha’i Holy Days, is being released today, making available to the world a selection of newly translated Writings of Baha’u’llah.
Days of Remembrance offers forty-five selections revealed specifically for, or relating to, the nine holy days annually commemorated by the Baha’i community. It has been published in anticipation of the celebration of the two hundred-year anniversaries of the Birth of Baha’u’llah and the Birth of the Bab in 2017 and 2019 respectively, for which Baha’i communities across the planet are currently preparing.
The observance of holy days is an important feature of every religion, and the upcoming bicentenary commemorations, the first of which will occur in October 2017, will bring together communities through gatherings open to all, in villages, towns, and cities around the world.
These sacred events are being planned at a time when Baha’i communities are learning about the enrichment of the devotional aspects of community life and about the relationship between worship of God and service to humanity.
Regarding the commemoration of holy days, the preface of the new volume states: “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.”
Days of Remembrance is available on the Bahá’í Reference Library at bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/bahaullah/days-remembrance.