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The Wonder of Pentecost

(06.05.2008) Zurich. For the New Apostolic Christian Pentecost is celebrated in remembrance of the day of God's outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the believing Apostles. The New Apostolic Church also recognizes this event as the time from which the church started its work, and that it was the moment of the birth of the church of Christ. To this day it is the belief that the Holy Spirit is the animating force of the true church of Christ. more ...

Pentecost service in Berlin to be transmitted around the world via satellite

(18.04.2008) Berlin. The divine service of Pentecost 2008 will take place in Berlin this year. It will be transmitted to more than 70 countries around the world via satellite and be translated into a wide variety of languages. The service will be transmitted to South East Asia by internet, to which the northernmost congregation in Greenland will also be connected. The international Church leader, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, will conduct the divine service in the congregation of Berlin-Lichtenberg on Sunday, 11 May 2008. more ...

NAC Switzerland has a new District Apostle

(06.04.2008) Zurich. The brethren of the New Apostolic Church of Switzerland had already been informed months ahead of time about what was to transpire on this momentous Sunday morning: their hitherto District Apostle Armin Studer was to be discharged into a well-deserved retirement after leading the District Church for ten years. Markus Fehlbaum (56) was ordained to succeed him as District Apostle. more ...

“I am serious about my desire for reconciliation”

(23.03.2008) Zurich. The information evening of 4 December 2007 has elicited some very different reactions, especially as concerns the historical portion. In a letter which Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber has published in the “Our Family” Church magazine (volume 6/2008), he apologised for any “injury” the evening may have caused. more ...

On Easter

(22.03.2008) Zurich. It was still very early on this first day of the week. The grave had been under guard over the Sabbath right up until this morning. Along with some other women, Mary Magdalene made her way to the tomb with the intention of embalming the body of Jesus according to Jewish custom. She was worried about how they would manage to roll the heavy stone away from the entrance to the tomb. When they arrived, "there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow." more ...

Be strong, be brave, and do not be afraid!

(22.03.2008) Zurich. At first, entering Myanmar proved to be more difficult than expected on account of visa problems, “but in the end, everything went well,” wrote Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber in his Monday fax to all the Apostles. On this trip to South East Asia he strengthened the brethren in Myanmar and Cambodia with a Bible passage from Joshua 1: 9, and called out to them: “Be strong, be brave, and do not be afraid!” more ...

Ten-year anniversary of the New Apostolic Church’s children’s magazine “Our World”

(20.03.2008) Frankfurt. “Our World”, the magazine for the youngest New Apostolic Christians, has recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary. To mark the occasion of the magazine’s birthday, a special edition will appear in April. In it Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, retired Chief Apostle Richard Fehr, and all active District Apostles of the world send their congratulations. On eight additional pages, the children’s editors of the Friedrich Bischoff Publishers go on to report about how the 16-page booklet came into being. more ...

On Good Friday

(17.03.2008) Zurich. Good Friday is the one day in the earthly life of God's Son about which the authors of the gospels have recorded the most details by far. The four gospels dedicate a total of 13 chapters to the events of that day, stretching from the Last Supper of the Lord with the disciples to His farewell discourses, His capture and hearings, and His crucifixion and death. When we contemplate these events, which are of greatest significance in the history of salvation, we gain an increased awareness of the magnitude of the sacrifice which our Saviour Jesus Christ brought out of love for humankind. more ...

Three weeks in Africa with 100,000 in divine services

(13.03.2008) Zurich. For a solid three weeks Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber travelled through the African continent. “My encounters with the brothers and sisters in South Africa, Congo, and Malawi were indescribable,” he said. One youth day in Cape Town and divine services in Lubumbashi, Mbuji Mayi, Kananga, and Goma enabled him to have fellowship with a total of over 100,000 souls who attended the various events in person. This figure does not include those who participated via satellite transmission. At the end of his journey the Church leader celebrated the service for the departed in Lilongwe, Malawi on 2 March. more ...

On Palm Sunday

(10.03.2008) Zurich. When we celebrate Palm Sunday today we are following the tradition of the Christian congregation in Jerusalem. It is said that already around the year 400 this congregation would gather on the Mount of Olives and descend in procession into the city. The children were said to carry palm leaves and olive twigs in their hands on these occasions. more ...
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