Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Juliet: May 22 – ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to speak again at the Church of Ascension

The Diary of Juliet Thompson
May 22, 1912
New York, NY

Early in the morning Howard MacNutt came to see me, looking so radiant that I knew he was bringing good news. Then he told me. He had just had breakfast with Dr. Grant, and the Master was to speak again at the Church of the Ascension — at the People’s Forum this time, the night of 2 June. Bishop Burch had severely reprimanded Percy for inviting the Master to speak on 14 April and for seating Him in the Bishop’s chair! But an idiotic thing like that would never stop Percy Grant — only make him more defiant.

He had talked very freely with Mr. MacNutt about ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and His address of the day before with its great climax. “As I listened,” he said, “I realized profoundly that this was a historic moment; that before me sat One Who, imprisoned for the sake of humankind, had been freed by the Power of God alone, through the dethroning of two kings.”