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World Holy Name Week

My dear disciples, well wishers, and friends,

Please accept my blessings.  All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

I would like to express my gratitude to all of you for all the individual services that you have rendered over the years.  This year, I would like to encourage all of you to perform an additional service together – World Holy Name Week.

krsna varnam tvisakrsnam
sangopangastra parsadam
yajnaih sankirtana prayair
yajante hi sumedasa

In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform congregational chanting to worship the incarnation of Godhead who constantly sings the names of Krishna. Although His complexion is not blackish, He is Krishna Himself. He is accompanied by His associates, servants, weapons and confidential
companions.  (SB 11.5.32)

Srila Prabhupada’s greatest desire was to spread the chanting of the Holy Names all over the world.  To fulfill this desire, the GBC established World Holy Name Day during Srila Prabupada Centennial in 1996.   Taking charge of the program at that time, was my beloved friend and godbrother, H.H. Bhakti Tirtha Swami.  World Holy Name Day, was a tremendous success.

I would like to request all of my disciples, friends, and well-wishers to join hands with their local ISKCON centers to celebrate World Holy Name Week 2009 to their maximum capacity.

World Holy Name Week 2009 is from September 2 – September 11th.  Your planning of your participation should start NOW!

Here is what I would like you to do:

Visit the World Holy Name Week Website:

http://www.whnw.org
http://www.worldholynameweek.org

*  Please participate and help your local ISKCON center to organize the 50 Devotee Plus Harinama Sankirtan Procession on Sept. 4!

*  Please participate in and help your local ISKCON center to organize the World Internet Sankirtan Party on Sept. 5 and 6.

*  Please personally GO ON LINE at

www.WorldHolyNameWeek.org

and make a pledge to chant during the Japathon.  Initiated devotees can pledge their 16 rounds or more.  Uninitiated devotees can also pledge according to their capacity.

For those of you who would like to know my greatest heart’s desire, I would request you to do whatever you are able in assisting to organize World Holy Name Week around the world.  Depending on your capacity, you
could be an organizer on three different levels:

1.  Continental / Country Organizer
2.  Regional Organizer (Overseeing two or more centers)
3.  Local Organizer (Helping to organize your local ISKCON center or
namahatta)

Please plan to participate in World Holy Name Week 2009, and reply to me and also add the WHNW global coordination team at kirtan@krishna.com as CC receivers of your reply.

Please practically assist me in my service to Srila Prabhupada’s movement by participating in, and promoting, World Holy Name Week.

Thank you very much.

Your well wisher,

Bhakti Caitanya Swami

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