Oh wow we just had the most amazing event on Thursday morning. Yesterday was the anniversary of the Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh, which is commemorated eight hours after sunset (about 4 AM EDT), which is when His physical death took place. And wow. I got a wake-up call from Jessika, one of the Bahá’í youth here in Drummondville, at 2:30 AM. I woke up properly, ate a bit of food to tide me over until the morning, got dressed, and went out to pick them up at around 3:15. We got to the Lachance home at around a quarter to four. We quietly stepped down to the basement lounge, where candles were lit and a program was awaiting us. We started with various readings and prayers from the Bahá’í Writings, as well as pieces of music, and afterwards we watched a video called “The Pilgrimage” which gives you a look at the various holy places at the Bahá’í World Centre that you see when going on pilgrimage. For example, it shows the room where Bahá’u’lláh spent the last days of His earthly life. It was really very beautiful. I really want to go on pilgrimage now. Oh well, give or take five years… And once the video was finished, it was around about sunrise, so we went upstairs and had a hearty breakfast with cheese, toast, oatmeal, and various other goodies. Yum! Also cool: Gabrielle, a Bahá’í youth from Montreal who is on the 3CJ and is cool, was with us (on vacation and visiting her parents, the Lachances).