Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n°85

Bahá’í World News Service-Baha’i International Community

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 17 ottobre 2016

bahaiSantiago — On the second day of the conference marking the opening of the final continental Baha’i House of Worship, participants reflected on the significance of the edifice and its role as a focal point for institutions that will emerge to serve the surrounding population.Claudio Orrego, the former Mayor of Penalolen and now governor of the Santiago Metropolitan Region, described how the Temple came to be situated at the foothills of the Andes. Expressing his gratitude on behalf of the people of Santiago, he described the Temple’s presence there as a “gift of love” The morning session also paid tribute to the hundreds of people who had contributed to raising the House of Worship.Juan Carlos Quiroz spoke on behalf of all of the workers on the project. He told the crowd that many of those who had worked on the construction of the Temple were not present, including young volunteers from a variety of countries who, at times, took on the lion’s share of the heavy work. He acknowledged the immense, collective endeavor that had given rise to the sacred edifice now being inaugurated.Among the presentations in the day was a moving historical account of Baha’i Houses of Worship that helped to put into context the occasion being celebrated.Ximena Osorio, a Colombian Baha’i, spoke of the importance of temples in every religious dispensation and highlighted a unique concept that is associated with Baha’i Houses of Worship. (photo: baha’i)


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