Services

 

Services are held every Sunday morning from 10am - 10:45am. 

 

All services are comprised of a collection of sacred writings derived from the worlds' religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the Baha'i Faith. 

 

Baha'is have no clergy. Scripture and holy writings are read by volunteers who have expressed a willingness to read during services. 

 

Special services are often held to commemorate universal days of significance, such as International Day of Peace, World Teachers Day, World Children's Day, the International Day of Women, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Day, and many others. 

THE TEMPLE

As gathering places for prayer and meditation, Bahá'í Houses of Worship are buildings that most closely approximate the place of the church, the temple or the mosque in other religions. Yet they are also something more.

 

As envisioned by Bahá'u'lláh, local Houses of Worship will someday be the focal point for a community's spiritual life--and an expression of its humanitarian concern.

 

Each temple has its own distinctive design, and yet conforms to a set of architectural requirements that give a unifying theme. All Bahá'í Houses of Worship must have nine sides and a central dome.

 

Designated as a “place of spiritual gathering and of the manifestation of divine mysteries”, the Bahá’í House of Worship of Samoa and prayer gardens otherwise known as the "Mother Temple of the Pacific," first opened its doors in 1974 to peoples of all religions, races and nationalities for prayer, meditation, and personal reflection. Its majestic architecture and tranquil atmosphere, set within acres of ornate gardens, offer an experience like none other. 

 

Since then, the Baha'i Temple has openly welcomed thousands of visitors each year to its serene surrounds and continues to represent unity and fellowship to the people of Samoa. 

 

All Houses of Worship are open to people of every religion. There are no sermons, rituals or clergy.

 

 

​© NATIONAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY OF THE BAHA'IS OF SAMOA
 

The Bahá’í House of Worship, Tiapapata Samoa 

Phone: (+685) 20385 * P.O. Box 1117, Apia, Samoa
Email: secretariat@bahaisamoa.ws