Posted by: David Carlson | April 10, 2009

Good Friday to Easter – Baha’i View

My celebration of Holy Week has been traditionally Evangelical Lutheran.  I enjoy receiving the gift of a palm frond on Palm Sunday, marking the joyous entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.  The remembrance of of Christ in the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday extends to my Baha’i practice of the remembrance of God in daily devotions, expecting the presence of the Holy Spirit whenever a spiritual community of friends gathers together.

Good Friday remains a solemn day, remembering the tragic cruelty of crucifixion.  The curse of Jesus hanging on the tree does not curse the reality of the Christ.

Resurrection is a spiritual reality.  Mary Magdalene bears witness to the risen Lord. John believes. New life revives the body of believers. The New Church is established.

Here is a quote from Shoghi Effendi, the appointed Guardian of the Baha’i Faith, stating the Baha’i position regarding Christianity.



  1. Dave:

    Very interesting information in the citebite article

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