The Bahá‘í faith is an emerging global religion founded by Bahá’u’lláh, a 19th-century Iranian exile. It is a doctrinal outgrowth of Babism, with Bahá’u’lláh revered as the Promised One of the earlier religion. Bahá’í faith proclaims the essential unity of all religions and the unity of humanity. It is concerned with social ethics and has no priesthood or sacraments. Emphasis is laid upon simplicity of living and upon service to the suffering. How many Bahá’ís are there today? More… Discuss
Also known as Days of Ha, the Ayyam-i-Ha are intercalary days (extra days inserted in a calendar) in the Baha’icalendar. The calendar is made up of 19 months of 19 days, plus the period of four days added between the 18th and 19th months, which allows for the year to be adjusted to the solar cycle. The days are set aside for rejoicing, hospitality, gift-giving, special acts of charity, and spiritually preparing for the Baha’i fast from March 2–20. The new calendar was inaugurated by Mirza Ali Mohammad, known as the Bab, founder of the Babi religion from which the Baha’i faith emerged. More…Discuss
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This day was initiated in 1950 by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i faith in the United States. The purpose was to call attention to the harmony of theworld’s religions and emphasize that the aims of religion are to create unity among people, to ease suffering, and to bring about peace. The day is observed with gatherings in homes, public meetings and panel discussions, and proclamations by government officials. More… Discuss
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John the Baptist
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|John the Baptist
|Prophet, Martyr, Saint
||Late 1st century BCE
||CE 31 – 36
||Aglipayan Church, Anglicanism,Assyrian Church of the East,Bahá’í Faith, Eastern Orthodox Church, Islam, Lutheranism,Mandeanism, Oriental Orthodox Churches, Roman Catholic Churches
||Church of St John the Baptist,Jerusalem
||June 24 (Nativity),
August 29 (Beheading),
January 7 (Synaxis,
Thout 2 (Coptic Orthodox Church)
||Camel-skin robe, cross, lamb, scroll with words “Ecce Agnus Dei“, platter with own head, pouring water from hands orscallop shell
||Patron saint of Jordan, Puerto Rico, Knights Hospitaller of Jerusalem, French Canada,Newfoundland, Cesena, Florence,Genoa, Monza, Porto, San Juan,Turin, Xewkija, and many other places.
John the Baptist (Hebrew: יוחנן המטביל, Yoḥanan ha-mmaṭbil, Arabic: يوحنا المعمدان Yuhanna Al-Ma’madan, Aramaic: ܝܘܚܢܢ Ioḥanan, Classical Armenian: Յովհաննէս Մկրտիչ Yovhannēs Mkrtičʿ,Greek: Ὁ Ἅγιος/Τίμιος Ἐνδοξος Προφήτης, Πρόδρομος καὶ Βαπτιστής Ἰωάννης Ho Hágios/Tímios Endoxos, Prophḗtēs, Pródromos, kaì Baptistḗs Ioánnes) was an itinerant preacher and a major religious figure in Christianity, Islam, the Bahá’í Faith, and Mandaeism.
John is described as having the unique practice of baptism for the forgiveness of sins. Most scholars agree that John baptized Jesus. Scholars generally believe Jesus was a follower or disciple of John and several New Testament accounts report that some of Jesus’s early followers had previously been followers of John. John the Baptist is also mentioned by Jewish historianJosephus. Some scholars maintain that John was influenced by the semi-ascetic Essenes, who expected an apocalypse and practiced rituals corresponding strongly with baptism, although no direct evidence substantiates this.
According to the New Testament, John anticipated a messianic figure greater than himself, and Jesus was the one whose coming John foretold. Christians commonly refer to John as the precursor or forerunner of Jesus, since John announces Jesus’ coming. John is also identified with the prophetElijah.
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