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BAHA'I WEDDINGS



BAHA’I WEDDINGS


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The BAHA'I FAITH


The Bahá'í Faith is the youngest of the world's independent religions. Its founder, Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892), is regarded by Bahá'ís as the most recent in the line of messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Krishna, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad.

The central theme of Bahá'u'lláh's message is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for its unification in one global society. God, Bahá'u'lláh said, has set in motion historical forces that are breaking down traditional barriers of race, class, creed, and nation and that will, in time, give birth to a universal civilization. The principal challenge facing the peoples of the earth is to accept the fact of their oneness and to assist the processes of unification.

One of the purposes of the Bahá'í Faith is to help make this possible. A worldwide community of some five million Bahá'ís, representative of most of the nations, races and cultures on earth, is working to give Bahá'u'lláh's teachings practical effect. Their experience will be a source of encouragement to all who share their vision of humanity as one global family and the earth as one homeland.

Basic Teachings of Bahá'u'lláh

Bahá'u'lláh taught that there is one God whose successive revelations of His will to humanity have been the chief civilizing force in history. The agents of this process have been the Divine Messengers whom people have seen chiefly as the founders of separate religious systems but whose common purpose has been to bring the human race to spiritual and moral maturity.

Humanity is now coming of age. It is this that makes possible the unification of the human family and the building of a peaceful, global society. Among the principles which the Bahá'í Faith promotes as vital to the achievement of this goal are

 the abandonment of all forms of prejudice

√ assurance to women of full equality of opportunity with men

√  recognition of the unity and relativity of religious truth

√ the elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth

 the realization of universal education

 the responsibility of each person to independently search for truth

 the establishment of a global commonwealth of nations

Basic Teachings of Bahá'u'lláh

Bahá'u'lláh taught that there is one God whose successive revelations of His will to humanity have been the chief civilizing force in history. The agents of this process have been the Divine Messengers whom people have seen chiefly as the founders of separate religious systems but whose common purpose has been to bring the human race to spiritual and moral maturity.

Humanity is now coming of age. It is this that makes possible the unification of the human family and the building of a peaceful, global society. Among the principles which the Bahá'í Faith promotes as vital to the achievement of this goal are

the abandonment of all forms of prejudice

assurance to women of full equality of opportunity with men

recognition of the unity and relativity of religious truth

the elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth

the realization of universal education

the responsibility of each person to independently search for truth

the establishment of a global commonwealth of nations

 recognition that true religion is in harmony with reason and the pursuit of scientific knowledge

Baha’i marriage is union and cordial affection between two parties. They must, however, exercise the utmost care and become acquainted with each other’s character. This eternal bond should be to foster harmony, fellowship and unity and to attain everlasting life - Baha’i Writings. Wow, pretty heavy, especially the everlasting part...

Rules: The Baha’i House of Worship is reserved for private prayer and meditation, or for public services of worship. Weddings may not be held within the House of Worship itself. However, weddings may be conducted outdoors in the Temple grounds, with bridal couples often arranging to say prayers in the Temple either before or after their wedding ceremony.

Weddings held in the grounds must be Baha’i weddings, whether or not the bridal couple are Baha’i. The marriage must be celebrated by a legally authorized marriage celebrant. Learn the words flash fill, and daylight white balance. You will be shooting lots of white clothing in broad daylight. 

You will most likely find it very serene and generally I have to watch myself or I will fall asleep at them, the softness, ease, spirituality, the gardens and a warm sun…..serene divineness….snore…. 

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