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Bicentennial Celebration of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh

Bicentenary Celebration

On Sunday, October 22, the Bahá’í Community of Brockville welcomed over 100 guests at the Brockville Memorial Civic Centre for a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh.

Bicentenary Celebration

Surrounded by exquisite works of art by seven visual artists of the local area, a variety of artists performed to the delight of all. Bicentenary CelebrationThe Sisters of the Drum welcomed everyone to the territory, opened the event with an Indigenous prayer, and read a message of congratulations from Perry Bellegarde, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. The choir from the Lyn Christ United Church then led the opening devotions, which included prayers by Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb read, sung or chanted in different languages. A beautiful slide presentation gave a glimpse of the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh as well as some of his numerous titles.

The program also included wonderful musical performances by the Castle Minstrels and guitarist Tony Komery. Poets Wendy Jean MacLean and Bruce Hougham shared some of their poems. Guests were mesmerized by the Shamadan dance performed by Kara-Leisa Culp, who was precariously balancing an eleven-candle candelabra on her head. Everyone also delighted in the lively dances performed by the young Thrill Dancers.

Bicentenary Celebration

Guests were given a preview of the film “Light to the World” and were invited to a viewing of the full film on Saturday, October 28, at 2 p.m. at the Brockville Public Library. The viewing is open to all.

The artists who exhibited some of their beautiful artwork at the celebration included Mary Afnan, Belia Bandow, Kara-Leisa Culp, Joyce Devlin, Peter Doef, Sian Tucker, and Maureen Wharton.

Bicentenary Celebration

This was very much a local celebration with local artists. With this program, the Bahá’í Community of Brockville aimed to express the oneness of creation, the oneness and beauty of the human family in all its diversity, and that is what guests seemed to have appreciated the most about the celebration. Indeed, as Bahá’u’lláh said, “Ye are all the fruits of one tree and the leaves of one branch.”

Some Public Messages,Reports & Media

Unity

Come and join us

Multifaith Devotions

Multifaith Devotional Gathering and

Viewing of the New Film

"Light to the World"

Brockville Public Library

Saturday, Oct 28

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.