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Holy days

The following holy days are observed in the New Apostolic Church: Christmas, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, and Thanksgiving.


Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is true God. He is the third person of God, who is worshipped as Lord and God along with the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit emanates from God the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit lives in eternal fellowship with them and, like them, is universally active.

A distinction must be made between the Holy Spirit as a person of the Godhead and the Holy Spirit as a gift of God. The Holy Spirit as a gift of God is a power that emanates from the triune God. The believer who receives this gift is at the same time filled with the love of God. Baptised individuals who receive the gift of God, thereby also receive childhood in God.


Healing methods

Members must be able to make their own responsible choices concerning medical and psychotherapy treatment. The New Apostolic Church cannot endorse treatment methods which lay claim to powers and capabilities that only belong to God and thereby weaken faith in God and Jesus Christ.

An influence on the soul can largely be avoided if the teachings and rituals associated with the healing method are disregarded. Alternative therapists and specifically traditional healers want to heal and don’t usually intend to influence the soul.