Zoroastrian Religious Tele – Class – Sunday June 2nd 2013
North American Zoroastrian Religious Tele – Class – Sunday June 2nd 2013 11 AM EDST
Ervad Soli P. Dastur
A Zoroastrian Religion Class was held by Telephone on June 2nd 2013 by Jo Ann Dastur & Ervad Soli P. Dastur from their home, Hira Villa, in Sarasota, Florida.
There were about 38 callers with multiple people listening together in some homes by calling a Tele-meeting phone number. The people were from both Canada and USA, from NY to Chicago and Los Angeles, Montreal to Miami. The class material was a PowerPoint Presentation sent ahead of time to all participants in PDF format.
The three PDF documents were sent out to all of you as attachments to the last message giving details about this Tele Class.
1. 20130602 NA Tele Class Zoroastrian Subjects.pdf – PowerPoint slides for the Tele Class
3. 20130602 NA Tele Class 14 Prayer Dhalla Homage Unto Ahura Mazda Prayer for Zarathushtra Birth.pdf – our cyber Hum Bandagi for this Tele Class on Zarathushtra Birth from Homage Unto Ahura Mazda book
He also thanked Katayun and FEZANA UN NGO Committee Co-Chair Persons Homi, Behram, and Afreed Mistry for awarding Jo Ann and him a replica of the Cyrus Cylinder for all the FEZANA work performed by them, especially the Tele Classes. Soli assured all that this award will be prominently placed in their Hira Villa.
Finally, as it is becoming our custom, the permanent question: “We do not understand what we are praying in our daily prayers” was answered by suggesting some alternatives. The final prayer in English, from Dr. Dhalla’s book: Homage Unto Ahura Mazda:
“The Birth of Zarathushtra”,
was recited by all together ending with our signature Zoroastrian greeting of: “Hamaa Zor, Hamaa Asho Bade” (May we be united in righteousness) performed by all attending the Class, a cyber Hamaa Zor all over North America!
The PowerPoint Presentation slides and two associated material documents are attached to this message. In most homes, families gathered in front of their computers following slides of this presentation as I spoke about them from my home.
We also request all of you to suggest what topics we should cover in the next Tele Classes.
Many of the interested Humdins want us to place this one hour class as an Internet video. We have done that already and placed it in 5 segments on YouTube.
You can access them below :
May the Flame of Fellowship, Love, Charity and Tolerance burn ever eternal in our hearts so we can do HIS work with humility, diligence and eternal enthusiasm!
Atha Jamyaat, Yatha Aafrinaamahi! (May it be so as we wish?)
Love and Tandoorasti, Soli