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Confirmation services in midsummer

When in Rome, do as the Romans do, the popular saying goes. Traditionally, confirmation services in Argentina and Brazil take place on the first Sunday in December. It has to do with the school holidays.

In many New Apostolic congregations, confirmation services take place on one of the Sundays between Easter and Pentecost—but not in all. There are justified exceptions, for example in the southern…


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Update for the Catechism app

The Catechism at your fingertips … Whether in the pew, on the road, or at home, this mobile app is an essential tool. Get the latest version of this free app now.

Normally, our mobiles are off when we gather for divine service and prayer. But there are a few exceptions. They can come in very handy whenever we gather for religious instruction class or a Bible study evening and are talking about our…


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The woman who laughed twice

Sometimes Advent takes too long—years and even decades, instead of a few weeks or months. This is when patience begins to wear thin and people are driven to acts of despair. And yet, there may be something to laugh about in the end. This is explained in a Bible classic.

This is the story of another child, long promised and supposed to influence the fate of the world. And it is the story of a woman…


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Inspired to help others

For many people across the world, life is a daily struggle. But there are always those who find ways to help, who understand them, and can bring joy.

National borders, languages, and political changes can limit and even isolate. Some things seem unchangeable, and yet there are always ways and possibilities that open up. Many people are out and about in an effort to help others out of love for them…


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On the air: a morning prayer for Advent

Berlin is worth a visit. The more than 30 million tourists a year who visit Berlin should know. This weekend, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider will be in the German capital. He will be conducting a service in our church Berlin-Tegel.

The New Apostolic congregations in Berlin are very active and have wide interests. As befits a Church in a national capital, social contacts to authorities and the med…


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Inner wealth—now that’s something worth talking about

To be rich would be a Utopia for many people. But there is also a state of wealth that can be assessed inwardly: I am rich because of my joy, my children, or the fulfilment of wishes. Inner wealth: there are many possibilities.

At the start of every year, the Public Relations Work Group of the New Apostolic Church publishes a new poster series. It is comprised of twelve different motifs destined fo…


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Counsellor for a perfect relationship

Proximity to God, the relationship among people, and living in harmony with nature—all of this is closely related. How can that which has been separated by evil be united again? This good power has a name.

In a divine service in Uster (Switzerland) on 11 November 2018, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider used a well-known Bible text: “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created…


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The numbers behind charity

About four million euros went to one hundred projects in 24 countries: this what the 2017 annual report of NAK-karitativ states. The report was published recently and describes some of the fates behind the figures.

“We are touched by the need that is found in many parts of the world,” is how the retired Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, the charity’s patron, describes the motivation for the ongoing comm…


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Mary of Nazareth, waiting to give birth

There is no doubt that Mary was waiting for the birth of her son. Every expecting mother has special feelings during pregnancy. And the closer the due date is, the stronger the bond between mother and child becomes.

She was the first one to know. For many centuries, the devout Jews had waited for the Messiah—sometimes more, sometimes less intensively. Their hope was to be delivered from the evils o…


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Remembrance Day ceremony in London

A dual pastoral care commitment: in the congregation and for war veterans. Craig Esterhuizen has dedicated himself to help in word and deed. On the recent centenary marking the end of World War One he received additional support.

On 11 November 1918 the guns fell silent and World War One ended with the signing of the Armistice of Compiègne. The 100th anniversary in November 2018 was an occasion for…


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A musical canvas to celebrate cultural diversity

A canvas in brilliant tone colours. This is what the regional church is working on which Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider will be visiting this weekend.

Music is an integral part of worship in the New Apostolic Church around the globe. This is particularly apparent in southern Africa. The online shop of the New Apostolic Church Southern Africa alone lists 36 CDs. And number 37 is in the works. Its…


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Volunteer work – The sky is the limit

December 5th is dedicated to people who volunteer and do important tasks in society. There are thousands of them. Thank God!

Volunteers play an important role in society, something that benefits the whole of humanity and merits strong support. Today on International Volunteer Day António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, “thanks volunteers for their efforts to leave no one behind”.

Leaving no one behi…


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Seeking God’s help with Mary

She knows how it is done. Mary plays a special role not only during Advent. She already did so at the wedding in Cana. To find out what this account has to do with the Church and the faithful today, read on. Explanations from a divine service.

It was the first recorded miracle of the Redeemer. At the wedding in Cana, the hosts ran out of wine and Jesus transformed water into wine, thereby setting a…


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Nearer my God to Thee – with music

I AM is the name of the pop oratorio that will be staged in English for the first time at the International Youth Convention 2019. Originally a German composition, the lyrics were translated into English by Jeremy Dawson. Life has taught him: “Give God first and then ask.”

“I’m so happy to be part of something as big as the pop oratorio. The excitement of the young people is so inspiring,” the Prie…


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The patient hero of the Great Flood

Advent—hope, despair, expectation, stress … Here it is again, the time of year in which people want to enjoy the magic of the holiday season and relax and meditate, yet end up to be frazzled once again. Here is how to opt out. An old man showed us how.

His strengths were agriculture and wine-making. He became famous when he became commander of the ark: his name is Noah. Actually, this man from the…


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Learning to be an effective minister

Ministers should know what they are talking about. The faithful not only expect advice and answers from ministers in all kinds of matters, but also expect them to react with empathy when problems arise. Training can help in this.

Seminars for Deacons

The focus was on pastoral care. This is an important aspect of Church life and needs to be learned. In the District Church Switzerland this not only ta…


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Not uniformity, but unity in Christ

Many countries, many nations, many cultures … It is not an easy task that Edy Isnugroho has taken on as the new District Apostle for South-East Asia. How he can accomplish it, the Chief Apostle addressed during his appointment.nac.today … torage/master/file/18851263/09617917.jpg" controls> vod.ink … /smil:nacfiles/652672.smil/jwplayer.m3u8" /> vod.ink/storage/nactoday/652672_480p.mp4" /> vod.ink/stor…


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How God’s consolation encourages us to do good works

Do churches make people unhappy so that they can comfort them afterwards? That’s a stupid allegation, the Chief Apostle says, for life certainly serves up enough suffering. On the contrary, faith brings consolation and even gives strength to do what is good and right.

The subject of the divine service the Chief Apostle held on 21 October 2018 in Warsaw (Poland) was comfort. The sermon was based on…


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When light illuminates the darkness

Dark days are often frightening. How good if one has a light at hand. When there is light, one immediately reacts with greater calm and peace. On the way of faith, Jesus is this light.

The new liturgical year begins on the first Sunday of Advent. This is the time leading up to Christmas, when we will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. In the month of December, divine service…


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The “gnashing of teeth” is going to stay

“Weeping and gnashing of teeth” is one of those typical neologisms favoured by Martin Luther. And this pithy formulation will also remain in the new 2017 Bible translation. Other expressions, however, will change.

Starting in January 2019, the freshly revised 2017 Luther Bible will serve as the foundation for sermons in the German-speaking divine services of the New Apostolic Church. It will take t…


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