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Letters from the Guardian to Australia and New Zealand

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Australia, 1971 reprint
  • Pages:
  • 140
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Page 89

Letter of Jan. 21, -51

Haifa, Israel,
Jan. 21, -51
National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Australia and New Zealand;
The beloved Guardian has instructed me to acknowledge on his behalf the Nov. issue of your Bahá’í News. He is well pleased with it and commends you.
He would like to call your attention to the statement on page 3, paragraph 3, under “Anniversaries and Festivals”, and clarify it.
The Day of the Covenant Nov. 26th, and the Day of the Ascension, Nov. 28th, anniversaries of the birth and the Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá must be observed by the friends coming together, but work is not prohibited. In other words the friends must regard observance of these two anniversaries as obligatory—but suspension of work not to be regarded as obligatory.
He assures you of his deep interest in all your efforts and offers prayers on your behalf at the Holy Shrines.
With warmest love,
Sincerely yours,
Amelia Collins.