Bahai News - Holidays
The feast of ALL SAINTS is celebrated by Orthodox Christians beginning at
sundown tonight. It is a celebration of the lives of all saints, known and
unknown, whose witness to the faith touches the lives of others and who
continue, from Heaven, to aid Christian pilgrims by their prayer and example.
For members of the Baha'i faith, today is the anniversary of the MARTYRDOM
OF THE BAB, the forerunner of Baha'u'llah. As a result of religious
persecution, the Bab and 20,000 of his followers in Persia were killed for
their beliefs during the mid-1800s.
For Protestants and Catholics, tomorrow is TRINITY SUNDAY, celebrating the
doctrine that within the one and eternal God, there are three divine persons
the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit. At sundown tomorrow, Orthodox Christians
will begin the FAST OF THE APOSTLES, a vegetarian fast held in preparation
for the Feast of the Apostles on June 29.
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