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Wolfgang Schug is a new apostle

(19.09.2005) Duisburg. In a divine service on Sunday, 18 September 2005, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber released three apostles into a well-deserved retirement: Gunter Homburg, Klaus-Dieter König, and Günter Wiktor. He went on to ordain Wolfgang Schug (46) as the new apostle for the District of North Rhine-Westphalia. Thus the reforms in Germany's second-largest District Church have taken on clearer dimensions. more ...

Apostle Reinhard Jabs passed away

(13.09.2005) Zurich. After a brief but serious illness, Apostle Reinhard Jabs has passed away at the age of 48. He is survived by his wife and three children. Reinhard Jabs was ordained an apostle in April 2002, and his working area included districts in Canada and India. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber has expressed his warm sympathy to the family. more ...

The chief apostle announces: The New Apostolic Church will participate in an International Day of Prayer

(01.09.2005) Zurich. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber is calling upon New Apostolic congregations around the world to participate in the International Day of Prayer for peace. In a letter addressed to all district apostles, the international president of the New Apostolic Church writes: "The wish has developed in my heart that our Church—and thus all New Apostolic Christians around the world - should also do their part to pray for peace." more ...

Divine service with ordination in Pasewalk

(12.07.2005) Pasewalk. In a divine service on 10 July 2005 in Pasewalk (Mecklenburg, Germany) Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber ordained the hitherto Bishop Rüdiger Krause (44) an apostle. The latter will from now on be responsible for the districts previously in the care of Apostle Karlheinz Schumacher. more ...

District Church of North Rhine-Westphalia under new leadership: Armin Brinkmann is the new district apostle

(27.06.2005) Bonn/Dortmund. During a festive divine service, Apostle Armin Brinkmann was ordained the new district apostle for the District Church of North Rhine - Westphalia. His ordination by Chief Apostle Dr. Wilhelm Leber took place amid the historic backdrop of the chambers of the former West German Parliament in Bonn. more ...

Announcement from the chief apostle: Apostle Schumacher designated to become district apostle for Northern Germany

(21.06.2005) Zürich. Karlheinz Schumacher soll neuer Bezirksapostel für die norddeutsche Gebietskirche werden. Ein entsprechendes Rundschreiben des Stammapostels Wilhelm Leber wird am kommenden Sonntag in den Gemeinden Norddeutschlands vorgelesen werden. Die Ordination soll am 10. Juli 2005 im Gottesdienst in Pasewalk stattfinden. more ...

Announcement from the chief apostle: Festive retirement for Apostle Khushal

(08.06.2005) Zurich. Apostle Madan Khushal from Lahore, Pakistan was festively retired in a service on Sunday, 5 June 2005 in Lahore. District Apostle Leslie Latorcai from Canada performed this act by commission of the chief apostle. more ...

Postscript to the Pentecost service 2005: Attendance was a record high

(31.05.2005) Zurich. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber expressed happiness at the attendance of the Pentecost service of 2005. In a letter to the apostles, the chief apostle declares the worldwide satellite transmission of the Pentecost service from Fellbach a resounding success: 2.2 million participants witnessed the divine service live. more ...

Audio file of "press conference" Two chief apostles answer questions from reporters and church delegates

(24.05.2005) Zurich. (or/pj) The press conference on the New Apostolic Church's change in leadership took around an hour. The questions of the invited representatives from the media and other churches were numerous and very interesting. The two chief apostles—retired Chief Apostle Richard Fehr and incumbent Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber—took advantage of this welcome opportunity to respond in detail to questions and explain the position of the Church on various issues. more ...

Retired District Apostle Otto Gerke has passed away

(24.05.2005) Zurich. Otto Gerke, who served as Australia's district apostle for many years, passed away peacefully at the blessed age of 97 after a brief stay in hospital. more ...
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