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Programs and Activities at the Baha’i House of Worship

Devotional Programs are held daily in the auditorium at 9:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
In these brief programs readers share passages from the Baha’i sacred texts and scriptures of other world religions. No talks or sermons are delivered, and no elaborate ceremonies are practiced. Since the Baha’i Faith has no clergy, no one person leads devotional programs. Instead, volunteer readers, who may be adherents of any religion, are invited to recite or chant the holy scriptures. Sunday programs sometimes feature music from the House of Worship Choir and chanting in various languages. Only a cappella music based on words of holy scripture is performed; no recorded or instrumental music is used in the auditorium.

Introductory Presentation on the Baha’i Faith
An introductory power point presentation on the Baha’i Faith is held every Sunday in the lower level Welcome Center of the Baha’i House of Worship.  The presentations begin at 1:00 p.m., immediately after the 12:30 p.m. devotional program which is held in the upstairs auditorium. All are welcome to attend. Call: 847-853-2300 for further information.

Prayers in Spanish are offered on the first Sunday of each month at 1:15 p.m.

Musical Devotions

Four Musical Devotion events are being planned on the following dates:

  • March 23
  • May 25
  • July 27
  • September 28

They are being held in Foundation Hall, in the lower level, and will start at 7:30 p.m.
There will be prayers and readings interspersed with live meditative music.
For further information contact 847-853-2300.

Upcoming Holy Day Commemorations:

Naw-Ruz – The Baha’i New Year
Friday, March 21st
Dawn Devotions in the auditorium at 7:00 A.M.
Devotions in the auditorium at 12:30 P.M.

First Day of the Festival of Ridvan
April 21st (April 21 – May 2)
Dawn Devotions in the auditorium at 7:00 A.M.
Devotions in the auditorium at 4:00 P.M.

Ninth Day of Ridvan
April 29th
Dawn Devotions in the auditorium at 7:00 A.M.
Devotions in the auditorium at 12:30 P.M.

Twelvth Day of Ridvan
May 1st – Devotions in the auditorium at 8:00 P.M.
May 2nd – Dawn Devotions in the auditorium at 7:00 A.M.

Access and Parking
Please note that the parking lot accessed from Linden Street is closed due to construction.
The parking lot accessed from Sheridan Road will be open.

For more information, please call  847-853-2300.

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