Greatest Holy Leaf's immortal spirit winged its flight Great Beyond.
Countless lovers her saintly life in East and West seized with pangs of
anguish. Plunged in utterable sorrow humanity shall ere long recognize its
irreparable loss. Our beloved Faith, well nigh crushed by devastating blow of
`Abdu'l-Bahá's unexpected Ascension, now laments passing of last remnant of
Bahá'u'lláh, its most exalted member. Holy Family cruelly divested of its
most precious great Adorning. I for my part bewail sudden removal of my
sole earthly sustainer, the joy and solace of my life. Remains will repose in
the vicinity of the Holy Shrines. So grievous a bereavement necessitates
suspension for nine months through Bahá'í world every manner religious
festivity. Inform Local Assemblies and groups hold in befitting manner
memorial gatherings to extol a life so laden with sacred experiences, so rich
in imperishable memories. Advise holding additional Commemoration Service
of strictly devotional character in the Auditorium of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár.
Cablegram July 15, 1932