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Change in the chairmanship of the Coordination Group

(20.12.2006) Zurich. “Nothing is more constant than change” - it was with this well known saying that Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber discharged the hitherto chairman of the Coordination Group (CG) - District Apostle Armin Studer from Switzerland - of his duties with this Church body. From now on District Apostle Wilfried Klingler from Hannover will chair the Coordination Group. more ...

Theological explanation of the term “temptation” in the Lord’s Prayer

(15.12.2006) Zurich. During the last District Apostle Meeting in Zurich the District Apostles listened to a theological lecture on the topic “What is the significance of the plea ‘And lead us not into temptation’ in the Lord’s Prayer?” A detailed explanation on this subject will appear in both the Church magazine “Our Family” and the monthly “Word of life” circular for ministers. We will publish a brief summary here. more ...

“Setting the course for the future of the Church”

(01.12.2006) Zurich. He wants to set the course for the future of the Church. That is what Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, international leader of the New Apostolic Church, is quoted as saying in an interview with the New Apostolic Church magazine “Our Family” (December 2006 edition). The interview is rounded off with statements on the subject of homosexuality, the European Youth Day, and missionary work. The second part of the interview will appear in the January 2007 edition. more ...

November session of the European District Apostle Meeting recommends more opportunities for children and youth

(17.11.2006) Zurich. Twice each year the District Apostles of the New Apostolic District Churches of Europe assemble for a European District Apostle Meeting. The group’s session on 15 November 2006 resulted in some general statements on various subjects, including financial decisions and collaboration in certain soul-care projects. more ...

Divine service in Ushuaia, the “Bay to the East”

(17.11.2006) Ushuaia. The “land of fire” lies in the southernmost tip of the South American continent. More precisely, the Tierra del Fuego is not a “land” at all, but rather a group of many islands separated from the mainland by the Magellan Strait. Ushuaia, a provincial capital with some 65,000 inhabitants, is home to the southernmost New Apostolic congregation in the world. On Tuesday, 7 November 2006, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber conducted a divine service there. more ...

Ordination in Brazil

(14.11.2006) São Paulo. With a surface area of 8.5 million square kilometres, Brazil is the fifth-largest country on earth. On account of the great distances that need to be covered, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber ordained another Apostle to help in the work of the District Churches of Brazil and Bolivia. The new Apostle is the hitherto Bishop Geraldino Aires (58), who will in future work in northern Brazil. more ...

New District Apostle in Argentina

(12.11.2006) Buenos Aires. “Hasta luego – Till we meet again!” It was with these words that Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, leader of the New Apostolic Church International, took leave of his brethren in faith in Argentina. He and a number of District Apostles had been travelling through the South American continent for some two weeks. A new District Apostle was ordained in Argentina. more ...

Jackets no longer required when conducting divine services in the hot summer

(06.11.2006) Zurich. When the temperatures rise in high summer, ministers of the New Apostolic Church are no longer required to wear their jackets when preaching from the altar during divine services. To date, officiating ministers have had to wear a black suit in divine services. With this order, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber confirmed the special regulation he announced in the hot summer of 2006. more ...

District Apostle Meeting approves support program for musical development

(26.10.2006) Zurich. The Church leadership of the New Apostolic Church intends to support musical development. This was decided by the District Apostle Meeting during its fall session in Zurich. A corresponding resolution of principles places special emphasis on supporting congregational choirs as well as prospective organists and other instrumentalists. more ...

New decisions by the District Apostle Meeting

(25.10.2006) Zurich. The fall session of the District Apostle Meeting of the New Apostolic Church ended on Friday with some new decisions. Both theological and organisational conclusions were reached at the conference. With the exception of two District Apostles who were ill, all District Apostles and District Apostle Helpers attended the District Apostle Meeting in Zurich. more ...
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