Ridvan celebrates Baha’u’llah’s time in the garden of Ridvan where He publicly declared His station as a Manifestation of God. The Ridvan Festival is 12 days long and is also the time of year where Baha’is elect their governing bodies.
Sisters Siria and Sophie Rutstein set this quote from a Baha’i prayer to some music.
Lyrics & Quote
O Divine Providence! Lift to Thy lovers’ lips a cup brimful of anguish. To the yearners on Thy pathway, make sweetness but a sting, and poison honey-sweet. Set Thou our heads for ornaments on the points of spears. Make Thou our hearts the targets for pitiless arrows and darts. Raise Thou this withered soul to life on the martyr’s field, make Thou his faded heart to drink the draught of tyranny, and thus grow fresh and fair once more. Make him to be drunk with the wine of Thine Eternal Covenant, make him a reveller holding high his cup. Help him to fling away his life; grant that for Thy sake, he be offered up.
Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.
Thank you for posting this video of Siria and Sophie singing a Baha’i prayer. And to Siria and Sophie: Wonderful! Allah-u-Abha! Loving greetings from San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines.
Antonio Toledo (January 1, 2015 at 4:26 PM)
Thank you girls for touching my heart with you sweet song.
Timothy (January 1, 2015 at 9:54 PM)
Thank you to my darling granddaughters!
Carol Rutstein (January 1, 2015 at 11:33 PM)