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New apostle ordained for India

(04.10.2004) Mülheim. Mülheim, a fairly large city in the heart of the Ruhr area (Germany / North Rhine-Westphalia) was the site of a festive divine service with Chief Apostle Richard Fehr on Sunday, 03.10.2004. The Thanksgiving Day service concluded with an ordination and a silver wedding blessing. more ...

Jean-Luc Schneider is the new district apostle in France

(28.09.2004) Nizza. Jean-Luc Schneider (45) is the name of the new district apostle of the ÉNA (the French acronym for the New Apostolic Church) France. He succeeds District Apostle René Higelin (65) in this task, now that the latter has been granted a well deserved retirement after 46 years of ministerial activity. Chief Apostle Richard Fehr honoured him and his activity with moving words on Sunday, 26 September 2004. more ...

Two new apostles and four new bishops ordained in Chicago

(07.09.2004) Chicago. "The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few." Chief Apostle Richard Fehr recalled these words of Jesus during the divine service he conducted in Chicago, in which he retired two well-known personalities of faith: Apostles Ernest Vovak and Walter Wicke. In addition he ordained two new apostles and four bishops. more ...

Announcement: New Apostolic Church adopts new youth concept

(04.06.2004) Zurich. End of April, the Church leadership adopted a new and uniform concept for the youth work in the New Apostolic Church. This shall be introduced in steps, at first in the District Churches of Europe and in North America. more ...

A call to repentance: 450,000 souls took part in the Pentecost divine service with Chief Apostle Fehr!

(04.06.2004) Wiesbaden. Unfortunately the satellite transmission to Zambia failed again this year but despite this, around 450,000 souls were able to experience Chief Apostle Richard Fehr's serving live in their congregations. more ...

New Apostolic Church adopts new fundamental principles

(03.06.2004) Zurich. What is the New Apostolic Church? What does the Church teach? How did it come into being? What is its position toward state and society? In general, such questions and more are answered by the catechism of a given church. To date, no such collection of fundamental principles was available in the New Apostolic Church. The only work on hand was the book "Questions and Answers", which was last revised in 1992. The Church has recently decided to produce a new compilation of fundamental principles. more ...

Position of the New Apostolic Church on sexual conduct

(02.06.2004) Zurich. Bearing in mind the various cultures in which the Church is active throughout the world, the church leadership adopts positions on certain issues of sexual conduct within and outside marriage. In this connection, the Church supports the social endeavours by society to confer especial protection on marriage and family. more ...

The New Apostolic Church adopts a new position on the concept of sin

(02.06.2004) Zurich. Are there "major" and "minor" sins? Can one sin weigh more than another? Questions of this kind have been dealt with by the Chief Apostle and the District Apostles' Meeting (DAM) held in Zurich on April 28 to 30, 2004. The outcome is a new position on the concept of sin which shall be passed on in steps as follows: at first to the ministers of the Church, then to all members and interested parties. more ...

International meeting of webmasters in Hannover The New Apostolic Church seeks to harmonise its Internet activities

(12.05.2004) Hannover. The New Apostolic Church on the Internet: this was the subject that occupied webmasters from the European District Churches at a meeting in Hannover. Around 30 participants gathered in order to exchange their experiences in this area of public relations work for the church. more ...

For Confirmation 2004: ... and surrender myself to Thee, O Triune God!

(04.04.2004) Zurich. Three 4's - In many New Apostolic congregations this year‘s confirmation services will take place on 4 April. Again young New Apostolic Christians will step up to the altar to give their confirmation vow, promising their loyalty to God: "I renounce Satan, and all his work and ways, and surrender myself to Thee, O Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, in belief, obedience, and the earnest resolution to remain faithful to Thee until my end. Amen." A year of Confirmation Instruction lies behind them — the beautiful time of youth ahead of them. more ...
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