Zurich/Hamburg. Pentecost 2007 – a big event for the New Apostolic Church. The Church’s international president and Chief Apostle, Dr. Wilhelm Leber, will conduct a divine service on Pentecost Sunday, 27 May 2007 in the Hamburg Congress Centre. More than 7,900 New Apostolic congregations in 70 countries will be connected in both sound and picture via satellite transmission. Some 1.5 million souls will be able to take part in the divine service. The sermon will be translated into English at the altar, and from there into over 20 other languages.
Divine service via satellite and internet
Close to 8,000 New Apostolic congregations will be connected to the service by satellite. This will also be the first time that a divine service will be transmitted over the internet, principally to congregations in Asia. The Pentecost service will be transmitted to the following countries:
Africa: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia, South Africa, Tanzania, Central African Republic
Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Georgia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates
Europe: Albania, Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Macedonia, Moldova, The Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, The Czech Republic, Turkey, The Ukraine, Hungary, The United Kingdom, White Russia, Cyprus
North America: Canada, USA
Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
Pentecost greeting on the internet
For this year’s Pentecost, Chief Apostle Dr. Wilhelm Leber has published a message of greeting on the internet. In it he talks about the significance of Pentecost, and what this celebration in the church calendar represents for New Apostolic Christians around the world. The Pentecost greeting can be viewed in both German and English at: http://www.nak.org/de/pfingsten-2007/.
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24 May 2007