December 8, 2017

Baha’u’llah spent five years in Europe – first time for a Manifestation of God

Adrianople early 19th Century
In this great Day Europe is blessed as never before in its history, for the Manifestation of God, the Lord of Hosts, spent five years of His exiles within its borders, sending forth from His "remote prison" [1] the first of those challenging, world-shaking addresses to the kings and rulers, six of whom were European potentates. There is no authenticated record of a Manifestation of God ever before setting foot in Europe. 
- The Universal House of Justice  (From a message addressed to the friends gathered at the International Conference in Dublin, 2 June 1982; ‘Messages from the Universal House of Justice 1963-1986’)
[1] Baha'u'llah was banished to Adrianople (now Edirne, Turkey), which He called the "remote prison".