In Galilee

Thornton Chase (1847 - 1912)

Thornton Chase is commonly recognized as the first convert to the Bahá'í Faith of Occidental background. During his life he organized many Bahá'í activities in Chicago and Los Angeles and was considered a prominent Bahá'í. In 1907 Chase was able to go on pilgrimage. Though Chase was able to be with `Abdu'l Bahá in Akka for only three days, the experience transformed him. `Abdu'l Bahá, highly impressed by Chase's qualities, conferred on him the title Thábit, "steadfast." On returning home Chase wrote an account of his pilgrimage, which was published under the title In Galilee] in 1908. The short work gives a detailed and poignant description of `Abdu'l-Bahá's home and family in Akka, as well as a moving description of `Abdu'l-Bahá Himself. The work remains one of the most important examples of the genre commonly known as pilgrim's notes.
(Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Memoirs, Other religions

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Quotes; Arrival; Haifa Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 02 02 - The Holy Land; Mount Carmel; The Tomb of the Bab Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 03 03 - The Way of the Sea Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 04 04 - The Welcome, Abdul-Baha, the Mid-Day Meal Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 05 05 - Universal Love, Dawn in Acca, the Sabbath Visit Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 06 06 - Lessons of Humility, Incidents, A Heavenly Atmosphere Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 07 07 - The Servant of God; the Law of Love; Unity, Love and Service Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 08 08 - The Feast of Fellowship; The World's Maturity Nicholas James Bridgewater
Play 09 09 - The Parting; The Tomb and the Rizwan Nicholas James Bridgewater