Heart aglow with pride, love, gratitude for superb achievement of
completion of exterior of the House of Worship, Mother Temple of the West.
Bahá'u'lláh's high behest, enshrined in His Most Holy Book, has been
brilliantly executed. The thirty-five year old enterprise, initiated on same
day that the Báb's sacred remains were transferred to Mount Carmel, has been
triumphantly consummated. The unique Edifice, singled out for consecration
by the hands of `Abdu'l-Bahá, has been nobly reared. The Greatest Holy
Leaf's last ardent wish has been befittingly fulfilled. The Concourse on high
is jubilant. Myself bow head in joyous, reverent recognition of prodigious
accomplishment which deserves to rank among the outstanding enterprises
launched in the Heroic Age and the most signal victory won since the inception
of the Formative Period of the Bahá'í Dispensation.
Cablegram January 18, 1943