A SPECIAL DEDICATION FOR OUR HIGHLY RESPECTED MOBED MEHRABAN FIROUZGARY
BaNaMeh Ahura Mazda
To Think A Good Thought, To Speak A Good Word, To Do A Good Deed Is Righteousness.
Happiness Comes To Those Who Choose To Live With The Consciousness Of Righteousness.
And With That Preciousness, Ladies And Gentlemen…
This Is Meher Amalsad From California, And With Immense Pleasure,
I would like To Speak A Few Words In Honor Of Our Highly Respected Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary, at this very special commemoration ceremony in his Honor on Father’s Day in Iran.
He is globally regarded as one of the most Highly Revered Senior-most Zarathushti Head Priest in Iran.
I have had the good fortune of knowing him as a passionate Mobed and a compassionate family friend for the past 35-Plus Years.
And over the years, we have had this distinctive opportunity to work together towards supporting our Future Generation In Iran, through the World Zoroastrian Youth Congresses, and via other communal endeavors that were focused on promoting our Zarathushti youth in Iran. And I have truly appreciated his kindness and graciousness towards reaching out to humanity.
Presently, he is also serving as the Senior Advisor and the Guiding Light for the BaHumata Global Prayer, Leadership And Entrepreneurship Monthly Webinar Series, for which we are truly grateful.
My Dear And Respected Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary…
You have been an inspiration for serving the worldwide Zarthoshti community, with a commendable willingness to share your wisdom and knowledge, along with your scholastic contribution of numerous articles on various religious subjects.
You have been a pioneer in Avesta recitations through the best researched pronunciations, which were shared globally through your conducted classes, teaching media, as well as through audio recordings, in conjunction with your published book on Khordeh Avesta, which has been standardized for teaching, as well as for public prayer recitations.
You have been an avid promoter of Gender Equity, Human Equality and Communal Equanimity, by spearheading the basis and graduation of eight Lady Mobedyars in Iran.
Being officiated in the Yasna rituals, you have trained five very proficient Mobeds to replace you in that role, for which I salute you with all my heart and spirit.
Now For Those Who Don’t Know…
Our Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary has been awarded the “Chehre Mandegar” (Everlasting personality) by the Tehran Zarthoshty Anjuman, for his 50 plus years of selfless service to our community as well as humanity.
He has been appointed as the Marriage Registrar for Zoroastrians of Tehran, by the Justice Ministry of the Iranian government, which he conducts with immense joy and pride.
Our Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary has represented Iran, and participated in panel discussions at several prominent venues namely: the Parzor UNESCO Filing of Novrooz amongst UNESCO’s World Cultural listings, The World Zoroastrian Congress in Tehran, and Tehran University celebrations of UNESCO’s declaration of the 2000th year of Iranian Culture.
He has also been involved in numerous national and international seminars on Iranian culture and interfaith meetings, the last being his Panel and Prayer sessions at the 2019 Ninth European Conference of Iranian Studies held at Berlin University.
In addition to serving as a Mobed, he built an outstanding career that spanned over 5-decades, as an Industrial Electronics Engineer after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from India in 1958.
For 10-years, he was employed by J. N. Marshall & Co – a Parsi Owned Engineering firm in India, where he held responsible and prominent positions as the Service and Branch Manager.
In 1968, he married Mehrangiz from Iran and a year later returned to Iran, where he was first employed by IBM international and then transferred to Honeywell Controls in Tehran, where he served as the Head of the Electrical and Instrumentation department for over 20+ years. Even though he officially retired in 1999, he continued to work until 2016. That’s What I Call A Commendable Dedication.
Ladies And Gentlemen:
It is said that: How We Think About Our World, Changes Our World
My Dear And Respected Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary:
Your Forward And Insightful Thinking, has helped to change the inner world of many Zarathushtis in Iran and worldwide.
Your name “Mehraban” means kind, but you are kinder than kind.
You truly are a person who is “gifted with a spiritual and luminous face, emanating vibrant energy coupled with the knowledge, wisdom and ability to propagate the pristine message of our prophet Zarathushtra”.
And that’s why you are revered as a “Peer”, the eldest, and most enlightened dedicated Iranian Mobed. But with utmost humility and modesty, you still prefer to be addressed as “Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary”.
I Love That Spirit Of Humility And Dignity In You.
You Truly Are A Gem Of A Human Being For Which I Salute You With All My Love And Light
Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary, it has been a joy and a privilege; of knowing you as a Special Friend.
So, At This Very Special Commemoration Celebration in your Honor
I Thank You For Your Fatherly Guidance To Our Zarathushti Community And Humanity.
I am grateful for the gift of your friendship and thankful for the blessing of your leadership.
And, I wish you a life filled with Love, Light, Grace, Joy And Peace.
Be Blessed And Stay Blessed With The Blessings Of Ahura Mazda. Ushta-Te And Ushta-Ve
I LOVE YOU…
Happiness Today, Love Always To You My Dear Respected Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary
Westminster, California, USA
A Special Dedication In Honor Of Our Highly Respected Mobed Mehraban Firouzgary – Head Priest, Iran