Feast of Jamál / Ridván 9th Day [173 B.E.]

posted Apr 28, 2016, 3:28 AM by Charles Thilking   [ updated May 25, 2016, 7:10 AM ]
  Our Cluster was able to enjoy a special dual gathering for the Feast of Jamál and 9th Day of Ridván celebration at one of the member's of the Faith's home in Remington Virginia. 
  The evening started with prayers, readings, and music for the Feast and continued to the reading of the Feast letter from National, which asked communities to re-read the Ridván letter from the Universal House of Justice, after which we read the news from the Fund (GOAL REACHED!!!) and communications that matched the message of Ridván. The messages were from the Fairfax Cluster offering consultation and classes on reaching our Goals for the new 5 year plan. The Cluster also discussed how best to begin moving forward on the final 5 Year Plan for the closing First century of the Formative Age for the Faith. That discussion included taking the classes offered by the Fairfax Cluster, Reviewing and possibly beginning a new Ruhi Book 5, and other projects designed to gear the Cluster up for this exciting new Plan. The Feast portion closed with a special video called "We're All Ugly Under the Skin".
   Food followed the Feast gathering, allowing Cluster members to refresh the body as the soul had just been, to converse and relax with friends, and to ready themselves for the Ridv
án celebration that followed.
  The Ridván celebration began with a short audio presentation on the events that began Ridván and moved into prayers before the reading of the meaning and events behind the 9th Day of Ridván. It too closed with a video but of Ridván. 
  It is worth noting that this year Ridván overlaps Passover, what a joyous time!

[Feast and 
Ridván videos used are located below]  
Feast of Jamál opening:
Ridván close:
"We're All Ugly Under the Skin":
Charles Thilking,
Apr 28, 2016, 3:28 AM
Charles Thilking,
Apr 28, 2016, 3:28 AM