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“Bless Thou, O King of Kings, the city of New York!  Cause the friends there to be kind to one another.  Purify their souls and make their hearts to be free and detached.  Illumine the world of their consciousness.  Exhilarate their spirits and bestow celestial power and confirmation upon them.  Establish there a heavenly realm, so that the City of Bahá may prosper and New York be favoured with blessings from the Abhá Kingdom, that this region may become like the all-highest Paradise, may develop into a vineyard of God and be transformed into a heavenly orchard and a spiritual rose garden.”
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, NewYork City, 1912
Of all the historical, religious and cultural events that occurred in the nascent history of the United States, nothing can claim to be as momentous as the visit during 1912 of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. As we near the 100th anniversary of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá's arrival and sojourn in New York, this site revives and celebrates His steps and deeds, and His transforming influence on the society of that time.
Read One Spirit: The Baha’i Unity Feast, Article by Hussein Ahdieh reflecting on Abdu'l-Bahá's Unity Feast in Teaneck NJ in 1912. Appeared on BahaiTeachings.org July 22, 2015.
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