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Religion

Baha’is Celebrate Nine Holidays Each Year

The Baha’is of the Virgin Islands brought in the Baha’i New Year with prayers and festivities on March 19.
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Baha’is Fast for 19 Days in March to Bring in the New Year

The Baha'i community of the Virgin Islands joined five million Baha'is worldwide in an annual period of fasting and celebrating, March 1-20. Baha'is abstain from food and drink during the daylight hours, sunrise to sunset.
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Three Virgin Islanders Travel to Chile to See New Baha’i House of Worship

Three Virgin Islanders took a trip recently to the Andes Mountains near Santiago, Chile, to attend the dedication of the latest Baha’i House of Worship. They were joined by nearly 5,000 people from 110 different countries.
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Baha’is Observe Holy Days: Day of the Covenant, Ascension of ‘Abdu’l-Baha

The Baha’i community of the Virgin Islands will observe the Day of The Covenant on Nov. 25 and The Ascension of ‘Abdu’l- Baha on Nov. 27. The Day of the Covenant, is a Baha’i holy day established to observe and honor the covenant established between God and hum
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Hebrew Congregation to Host Author Maggie Anton

The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas welcomes the entire St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John community to a special weekend with world famous author Maggie Anton.
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Bahá’ís to Celebrate Births of Bahá’u’lláh, Báb on Oct. 31/Nov. 1

Virgin Islands Baha’is will join millions of fellow believers in universally celebrating the births of Bahá’u’lláh, founder of their Faith, and the Báb, his forerunner, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. For Bahá’ís, these two days are “as one in the sight of God.”
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V.I. Baha’is to Celebrate Declaration of the Bab on May 23

The Baha’i Faith of the Virgin Islands will be celebrating the Declaration of the Bab on May 23. The Baha’i Faith is a world religion with followers of every racial, ethnic and socio-economic status in virtually every country on the planet.
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Faith Matters: Church Makes Wedding Bells Ring

Fewer and fewer couples are taking the traditional walk down the aisle, but those willing to make the trip can find a lot of support within the church community.
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Faith Matters: V.I. Celebrates Three Kings Day

They are three colorful figures, seen often about the islands at this time of year, especially in the Crucian Christmas Carnival parades. They are the Three Kings.
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Faith Matters: Good Heavens! The Forum Presents a Cleric-Scientist

Like a meteorite hurling towards earth, gaining speed as it comes, science is on a collision course with religion. At least, that’s one view. But what Brother Guy Consolmagno sees is more of a merger.
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