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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Third Guardian of Baha’i Faith, Joel Bray Marangella Appointed New Hands of the Cause in Ridvan 2013

1. Jean Olsen (USA).

2. Chad Olsen (USA).

3. Ian Roebuck (USA).

4. Barbara Walsh (USA).

5. Paul Henderson (USA).

6. Mark Marangella (USA).

7. Rajendra Upadhyaye (India).

According to the Will and Testament of `Abdu'l-Bahá, Hands of Cause of God are to be nominated and appointed by the Guardian and they are to be under his direction and obey his command.

In past Hands of Cause of God appointed by third Guardian are as under:

April, 1997:

1. Frank Schlatter d. 4-1-2011

April, 2004:

1. Marilyn Meyer

April, 2005:

1. Madeline Byers (posthumous)

September, 2006:

1. Nosrat'u'llah Bahremand (Australia)

2. Ross Campbell (removed 12-2009)

3. JeffreyGoldberg

4. David Maxwell

5. Y.H. Taylor (India)

April 2009

1. Grace Behrens (posthumous)

2. Joel Jani Marangella

3. James Meyer

4. Dr. A Parikh (India)

5. Martin LaValle

A quote of Bahá'u'lláh's is used as a prayer for Hands of Cause.

“Light and glory, greeting and praise be upon the Hands of His Cause, through whom the light of fortitude hath shone forth and the truth hath been established that the authority to choose rests with God, the Powerful, the Mighty, the Unconstrained, through whom the ocean of bounty hath surged and the fragrance of the gracious favors of God, the Lord of mankind, hath been diffused. We beseech Him—exalted is He—to shield them through the power of His hosts, to protect them through the potency of His dominion, and to aid them through His indomitable strength which prevaileth over all created things. Sovereignty is God's, the Creator of the heavens and the Lord of the Kingdom of Names”.
[Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, pg. 83, Lawh-I-Dunyá (Tablet of the World)]

Indian Orthodox Baha’is thanks to the Guardian that he admired and commended the devoted labors of Indian Orthodox Baha’is to prove to the misled believers the continuance of the Institution of the Guardianship of the Cause of God and he rewarded to them by appointing Mr. Rajendra Upadhyaye as Hand of Cause of God.

We pray for the long life of Guardian.

Dr. A. Parikh.
Secretary, NBC of India.

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