The Lightning of the Covenant

This video captures a dramatic presentation based on accounts from the lives of Juliet Thompson and Howard MacNutt. In this play, called “The Lightning of the Covenant”, we hear their experiences with Abdu’l-Baha, the Center of the Covenant.

You can read more about Abdu’l-Baha, including a biography of His life, His Unique Station, a selection of His Writings, and other articles dedicated to Him here on

You can read a tribute to Howard MacNutt here on Baha’i Blog: Howard MacNutt – Disciple of Abdu’l-Baha

And you can find out more about Juliet Thompson here.

Bahman Rahmatian, who plays Howard MacNutt and in whose home this play was filmed, may be familiar to you from his play “Exile to Paradise” which you can watch here: Exile to Paradise – A Play About Ridvan by Bahman Rahmatian

If you are interested in dramatic presentations based on historical accounts, you might also enjoy these Baha’i Blog resources:

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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  1. Such a beautiful story about the repentance of Mac Nutt in accepting the power of the Center of the Covenant ‘Abdu’l-Baha. Very well played, thank you.

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