Glossary

Terms for “Unfoldment of the Bahá’í Faith”

Bahá’í Cycle1844 – 500,000 years
Bahá’í Era1844 – AgeEpoch
Ministry of The Báb 1844-1850Heroic1st
Dispensation of Bahá’u’lláh1853 – 1,000 years
Ministry of Bahá’u’lláh1853-1892Heroic2nd
Ministry of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá1892-1921Heroic3rdTablets of the Divine Plan
Epochs
Guardianship 1921-1957Formative1st-2nd
Seven Year Plan1937Formative1st1st (1937-1963)
Epochal Transition1944Formative2nd1st (1937-1963)
Seven Year Plan1946Formative2nd1st (1937-1963)
Ten Year Crusade1953Formative2nd1st (1937-1963)
Stewardship1957-1963Formative2nd1st (1937-1963)
Universal House of Justice1963Formative3rd1st (1937-1963)
Nine Year Plan1964Formative3rd2nd (1964-2021)
Five Year Plan1974Formative3rd2nd (1964-2021)
Seven Year Plan1979Formative3rd2nd (1964-2021)
Six Year Plan1986Formative4th2nd (1964-2021)
Three Year Plan1993Formative4th2nd (1964-2021)
Four Year Plan1996Formative4th2nd (1964-2021)
Twelve Month Plan2000Formative4th2nd (1964-2021)
Five Year Plan2001Formative5th2nd (1964-2021)
Five Year Plan2006Formative5th2nd (1964-2021)
Five Year Plan2011Formative5th2nd (1964-2021)
Five Year Plan2016Formative5th2nd (1964-2021)
One Year Plan2021Formative5th3rd (2021 –
Nine Year Plan2022Formative3rd (2021 –
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