To capture the spirit of Pentecost, hundreds of thousands of members of the New Apostolic Church will be gathering this coming Sunday in one large congregation. The international Church leader, Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider will be conducting the traditional central divine service in Zurich (Switzerland), which will be broadcast throughout the world.
Believers in many countries continue to be in lockdown because of COVID and are currently unable to gather in their church buildings. The divine service will therefore not only be broadcast on the Church’s own channels via satellite and the Internet, but also streamed publicly via YouTube in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, and Dutch, as well in sign language.
The divine service will be preceded by the half-yearly meeting of the District Apostles from around the world on Thursday and Friday. Due to the travel restrictions, the meeting has been organised as a hybrid event: some of the participants will be in Zurich, others will join the conference virtually by video.
Usually once every two years, the New Apostolic Church celebrates a centrally conducted Pentecost service that is broadcast worldwide. The Church-owned Bischoff Verlag has been organising satellite transmissions for the occasion since 1990. Already last year, the Pentecost service was broadcast via the internet on account of the COVID-19 pandemic so that members could join it from home.
19 May 2021