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.
Two cameras and a teleprompter are waiting. The Chief Apostle speaks his message into the microphone. It is a short text, about a page in length. He talks about the original significance of the feast of Pentecost in the old calendar, and mentions something of its significance in our time, and how New Apostolic Christians assess the events 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. It will be published on Wednesday.