Abdu’-Baha in London: 24 & 25 December 1912

Dec 25

24 December 1912 ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spent Christmas Eve fairly quietly. Reporters had a long interview with ‘Abdu’l-Bah. on Christmas eve. As usual they wished to know where He had come from and why He was there in London. He told them of His journeys in the United States; of the conferences He had attended, the addresses He had delivered; of His aim and purpose,...

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Abdu’l-Baha in London: 22 & 23 December 1912

Dec 23

22 December 1912 ‘Abdu’l-Bahá reflected on the themes of the play ‘Eager Heart’. He is taken for a drive in Richmond Park The following morning the Master spoke again to friends assembled at Lady Blomfield’s apartment about the performance, which evidently left a marked impression on Him. After praising the actors once more, He reflected on the...

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Abdu’l-Baha in London: 21 December 1912

Dec 21

At 3.30pm ‘Abdu’l-Bahá left Cadogan Gardens in Mrs Thornburgh-Cropper’s car for a performance of ‘Eager Heart’ at Church House Westminster. Miss Alice Buckton was an earnest visitor. She had written Eager Heart, a very interesting Christmas mystery play. The performance of this mystery play at the Church House, Westminster, was honoured by the presence of...

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Abdu’l-Baha in London: 20 December 1912

Dec 20

‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke at the Westminster Palace Hotel. The Meeting was chaired by Sir Thomas Barclay, Liberal politician and former head of the British Chamber of Commerce. Miss Alice Buckton spoke, followed by Mrs.Charlotte Despard, president of the Women’s Freedom League. M. Hippolyte Dreyfus Barney of Paris closed the meeting. A remarkable cosmopolitan...

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Abdu’l-Baha in London: 19 December 1912

Dec 19

Hand of the Cause of God, Hájí Amin had arrived in London the day before with a few other Persians. When ‘Abdu’l-Bahá received them, they threw themselves at his feet and wept. It was a touching scene. He took them up, kissed their cheeks and showed them much love.’ -Extract from letters written by Mirza Ahmad Sohrab Star of the West Volume III no. 19 Lady...

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