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Taiwan Bahá'í Chronicle:
An Historical Record of the Early Days of the Bahá'í Faith in Taiwan

by Barbara R. Sims

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Chapter 15

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15. The First Bahá'í Marriage in Taiwan


On January 18, 1963, under the auspices of the Tainan Local Spiritual Assembly, the first Bahá'í marriage was performed at the Tainan Bahá'í Center. The bride was Miss Yeh Chon-ching and the groom Mr. Yang Su-thou. Mr. Yang was a member of the Tainan Local Spiritual Assembly and five members of his family were Bahá'ís. Twenty-two friends attended the wedding celebration.

Official government recognition of the Bahá'í marriage was obtained in 1973.

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The bride, Miss Yeh Chon-ching and the groom Mr. Yang Su-thou are standing to the left. Mr. Suleimani in the middle, Mr. Jerome Chu (officiating) and Mr. Kao Ching-seng. Mr. Suleimani and Mr. Kao were witnesses from the Local Spiritual Assembly of Tainan. Prayers were said in four languages.

Mr. Yang was active in the National Teaching Committee of Taiwan and was a member of the Tainan Local Spiritual Assembly for some years in the early 1960s.
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