Video from Pentecost 2014 in Munich, Germany

Munich/Zurich. A world wide via satellite transmitted Service from Munich  – millions of New Apostolic members on all continents experienced the Divine Service of Pentecoast with their Church leader, chief apostle Jean-Luc Schneider. Alone in the Olypia stadium within the capitel of the German county Bavaria there were some 50'000 gathering. The chief apostle addressed his brothers and sisters with the thought to become stronger in the love for God and for the neighbour: It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Here, you can watch a few parts of the divine service.

Video from Pentecost 2013 in Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg. As is traditional, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber addressed a special Pentecost greeting to all New Apostolic Christians around the world at the beginning of the divine service: “Surely your salvation is coming!” (excerpt from Isaiah 62: 11).  The basis for the sermon in this Pentecost service was a Bible text taken from Luke 24: 49: “…But tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” This Bible text had already served as the basis of a Pentecost service once before, namely on Pentecost 2005. It was on that occasion that Chief Apostle Leber was ordained into his ministry. “I had not realised this beforehand,” said the Chief Apostle, “so for me it is nice to have come full circle.”

Here, you can watch a few parts of the divine service.

Video from Pentecost 2012 in Cologne, Germany

Cologne. The spiritual leader of all New Apostolic Christians called out to the believers with a special Pentecost message: “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” The sermon revolved around the question as to how children of God are to lead their lives in our time. What is important is to keep faith, always be willing to make peace, subordinate our will to God’s will, and draw strength for daily life from the resurrection of Christ.

Here, you can watch a few parts of the divine service.

Video from Pentecost 2011 in Dresden, Germany

Dresden. “Let us walk in the light of the Holy Spirit” – it was with this message that the international leader of the New Apostolic Church, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, addressed the congregations around the world in the Pentecost service 2011. Traditionally, the feast of Pentecost is celebrated in a big way in the New Apostolic Church, and on this occasion all 53 European Apostles gathered in Dresden. Many thousands of congregations on all continents were connected by satellite transmission.

Here, you can watch a few parts of the divine service.

Video from Pentecost 2010 in Tafelsig, Cape Town

Zurich/Cape Town. With a seating capacity of 4,000, the New Apostolic congregation in Tafelsig (Cape Town) has the largest church building of the New Apostolic Church anywhere in the world. It was there that Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber conducted the divine service on Pentecost 2010, which was transmitted by satellite to approximately 5,000 other New Apostolic congregations around the globe. Some 1.2 million members and guests were thus able to participate live in the divine service. Some 340 Apostles were also present in the festive service, and had gathered the day before for an International Apostle Meeting.

Here, you can see a few parts of the divine service (12 MB).

Pentecost 2010: “I bid you a hearty welcome”

Zurich/Cape Town. “My dear brothers and sisters, dear friends around the globe, I bid you a hearty welcome to the feast of Pentecost 2010 which will be hosted by the New Apostolic Church in Cape Town.” With these words District Apostle Noël E Barnes addresses the viewers of the Pentecost video 2010.

Within three and a half minutes he describes what is planned in the South African city of Cape Town on Pentecost this year: an International Apostles' Meeting on Friday, a Pentecost concert in our church in Silvertown on Saturday, and the Pentecost Divine Service in our church in Tafelsig on Sunday.

Here you can also watch the video in the English language.

Video from Pentecost 2009 in Chicago

Zurich/Chicago. The Rosemont Theatre near Chicago’s metropolis of millions was fully occupied for this special event, the Pentecost service 2009. The service was transmitted to North and South America via satellite. For the first time, it was also available through live audio-video streaming over the internet.

Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber referred a pentecost message to all New Apostolic congregations around the world, which was taken from 1 Corinthians 15: 57: “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!“.

Here, you can see a few parts of the divine service in high version (640x480) or in low version (320x240)

Video excerpt from Pentecost service 2007

Zürich/Hamburg. "I would like to wish each and every one of you a blessed feast of Pentecost. May the fullness of God's blessing flow today, and may everyone particularly experience God's love and kindness." It was with these words that Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber began the Pentecost service 2007 in the Hamburg Congress Centre. His Pentecost message for all New Apostolic congregations around the world was taken from the gospel of John 14: 1: “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.”

Approximately 8,000 congregations around the world participated in the divine service. Via satellite transmission, the sound and picture from the Pentecost service reached more than 70 countries on all continents.

Here we will show a brief excerpt from the service (in German and English). This is also available in low version. Standing next to the international president of the New Apostolic Church is the English interpreter, Evangelist Ronald Hume.

There are two versions for download:

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Video excerpt from the Pentecost concert in the Hamburg Congress Centre

Hamburg. The festive concert in the Hamburg Congress Centre celebrating the visit of Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber and all European Apostles on the Saturday before Pentecost offered a very interesting musical program. The performers were the symphony orchestra of the New Apostolic Church Hamburg and the project choir of the New Apostolic Church of Northern Germany, under the direction of Jörg Michael Paul and Björn Leber, respectively.

Available here are some excerpts from the concert in the form of a video download. The program can be found on the website of the “Hamburg orchestra”.

There are two versions for download:

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Pentecost 2007: Satellit transmission in more than 60 countries

Zurich/Hamburg. Pentecost 2007 is a big event for the New Apostolic Church: on 27 May 2007 the Church’s international president and Chief Apostle, Dr. Wilhelm Leber, will conduct a divine service in the Hamburg Congress Centre, which will be transmitted by satellite to more than 60 countries on all five continents in both sound and picture.

The New Apostolic Church has published a press release which you may read here.

Quite interesting is also a short draft of the satellite technology.

Pentecost 2007: Chief Apostle’s video message

Hamburg. Wednesday morning, 2 May. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, the leader of the New Apostolic Church International, is seated at his desk in Hamburg. Jörg Idler and Roland Schmidt of the Verlag Friedrich Bischoff have set up the technical equipment required in order to record the Chief Apostle’s video message for this year’s celebration of Pentecost.

At the conclusion of his speech the Chief Apostle reads a Pentecost greeting to his brethren in faith around the world: “I greet you all on this feast of Pentecost 2007. My Pentecost message is taken from 1 Corinthians 6: 17, where it says: ‘But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.’”

See and hear for yourself: we have made the video message of Chief Apostle Dr. Wilhelm Leber available in the form of a web-cast (to download, right-click one of the following):

You may also download the text in PDF-formate.

Pentecost 2005: Chief Apostle changeover in Fellbach

Everything had gone very quiet in the auditorium of the fully occupied New Apostolic Fellbach-Central Church near Stuttgart. Chief Apostle Richard Fehr had just announced to the congregation that he would ordain District Apostle Wilhelm Leber as his successor during the course of the divine service.

For the first time ever, was featuring a video of the highlights from the Pentecost service in Fellbach near Stuttgart (to download, right-click one of the following):

Download for PC (approx. 20 MB, high resolution)

Download for PC (approx. 3 MB, low resolution)

Download for MAC (Real-Media format, Player:, approx. 9 MB)


Pentecost 2005: Audio file of "press conference"

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.

The press conference took place on 18 May 2005 in the Church's international seat in Zurich. Church and media delegates from Germany and Switzerland assembled in the NACI Congress Centre. First they heard opening statements from both chief apostles, and then there was a round of questions and answers. In cooperation with Jugend Online [Youth Online] we present a recording of the chief apostles' statements, as well as a summary of the questions and answers from the press conference of 18 May 2005.

Both of these recordings are only available in German. They are available for download in MP3 format:

Statements of chief apostles (approx. 8 MB)

Questions and answers (approx. 12 MB)

Pentecost 2005: Many interested parties attended press conference

"Between continuity and change" - this was the motto of the press conference with the two chief apostles Richard Fehr and Dr. Wilhelm Leber. Interested representatives from newspapers, Internet magazines, news agencies, and other churches came to the Congress Centre of the New Apostolic Church International in Zurich.

Please, also read our news from 18.05.2005