Selected Writings
on Pilgrimage
What is
Pilgrimage?
Visiting the
Twin Holy Shrines
Visiting Bahá’í Holy
Places in ’Akká
Visiting
Mount Carmel
Before
You Apply
Applying for
Pilgrimage
After
You Apply
Pilgrimage
Leaflets
Other Visits to
the Holy Land
International Archives Building.   Larger photo >
“The design of the international Bahá’í Archives, the first stately Edifice destined to usher in the establishment of the World Administrative Centre of the Faith on Mt. Carmel—the Ark referred to by Bahá’u’lláh in the closing passages of His Tablet of Carmel—has been completed, . . .”
Shoghi Effendi, Messages to the Bahá’í World,
1950–1957,
p. 64.
“On the occasion of the Naw-Rúz Festival . . .
I joyfully announce the commencement of the excavation for the foundations of the International Archives heralding the rise of the first edifice destined to inaugurate the establishment of the seat of the World Bahá’í Administrative order in the Holy Land.”
Shoghi Effendi, Messages to the Bahá’í World,
1950–1957,
p. 75.