Special Services

The Australian Bahá'i Community hosts special services for significant dates in the calendar year.

May

Declaration of the Báb, Tuesday 23rd May 2017

We warmly invite you to join us for the 3.00 pm service to be held at the House of Worship to celebrate the Declaration of the Báb.

Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh, Sunday 28th May 2017

We warmly invite you to join us for the 2.15 am service to be held at the House of Worship to commemorate the Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh. The House of Worship will be open from 1.00 am for the friends to partake in personal prayer and reflection.

June

National Reconciliation Day, Sunday 4th June 2017

We warmly invite you to a special service marking the occasion of National Reconciliation Day. The devotional programme will commence at 11.00 am.

July

Martyrdom of the Báb, Sunday 9th July 2017

We warmly invite you to join us for the 11.00 am service to be held at the House of Worship to commemorate the Martyrdom of the Báb.


September

Australian Bahá’í Choral Festival, Sunday 10th September 2017

We warmly invite you to join us for a programme of uplifting a cappella choral music based on the sacred writing of various religions and in different languages. There will be two services held, at 11.00 am and 1.30 pm. The programme will begin promptly so we kindly ask you to plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the service commences.

International Day of Peace, Sunday 17th September 2017

The Australian Bahá'í Community will be hosting a special service and reception for the occasion of the International Day of Peace. The programme will begin at 11.00am.

October

Twin Holy Birthdays

We warmly invite you to the Twin Holy Birthday Celebrations being held at the House of Worship. A special devotional programme has been planned on each day, with light refreshments provided in the picnic area following the service.

Service for the celebration of the anniversary of the Birth of the Báb: Saturday 21st October 2017

Service for the celebration of the anniversary of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh: Sunday 22nd October 2017

Further information regarding the times of the services will be provided at a later date

November

Universal Children's Day, Sunday 19th November 2017

We warmly invite you to join us for the 11.00 am service to celebrating Universal Children's Day. Many children's activities will be held after the service. Please feel welcome to bring your packed lunch.

Twilight Devotions for the Day of the Covenant, Friday 24th November 2017

The House of Worship will be open from 7.30 pm, with devotions commencing at 8.00 pm. If you wish to recite or chant a prayer at the service, please plan to arrive by 7.30 pm so that we have ample time to prepare for the service together. The House of Worship will remain open for 30 minutes after the devotional programme finishes. Tea and coffee will be available in the picnic area after the service until 9.30 pm.


Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Bahá, Monday 27th November 2017

We warmly invite you to join us for the 1.15 am service to be held at the House of Worship to commemorate the Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Bahá. The House of Worship will be open from 12.00 am for the friends to partake in personal prayer and reflection.

December

Human Rights Day, Sunday 10th December 2017

We warmly invite you to a special service marking the occasion of Human Rights Day. The devotional programme will commence at 11.00 am.


Past services 

Read about our past services:
 Watch our video from Channel 10, featuring the Baha'i Temple on Tim's weather for International Day of Peace, 2011: 









If you would like more information about our special services, please contact the Director of Public Information on (02) 9998 9222 or by email opi@bahai.org.au