Day of the Covenant
The Day of the Covenant is a commemoration of Bahá’u’lláh’s appointment of his eldest son, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, as his successor. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá played an important role in guiding the Bahá’í community until his death in 1921. This is one of two Bahá’í Holy Days on which work is not suspended.
Bahá’ís in the UK consider themselves privileged to live in a land that was visited on two occasions by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Work is in progress to preserve the apartment at 17 Royal York Crescent, Bristol, where he stayed on two occasions, and where, on 24 September 1911, he spoke the following words:
“Be kind to all around and serve one another, love to be just and true in all your dealings; pray always and so live your life that sorrow cannot touch you. Look upon the people of your own race and those of other races as members of one organism; sons of the same Father; let it be known by your behaviour that you are indeed the people of God. Then wars and disputes shall cease and over the world will spread the Most Great Peace.”