For many years, the texts of New Apostolic musical literature (such as the choir songbook, the “old” New Apostolic hymnal, the public domain parts of the 2005 hymnal of the New Apostolic Church) could be accessed via the website nak-gesangbuch.de. However, the operator of this site passed away some time ago and the site is now no longer accessible.
From an inheritance we were able to acquire a unique testimony of Catholic Apostolic church music for the Brockhagen archive. It is a manuscript printed accompanying book for organ to the German Catholic Apostolic Hymnologium (hymnal) from 1865, probably intended to accompany the Hymnologium edition of 1864. The original book still needs some attention in terms of conservation, but we can already publish a photographic digital copy here.
An important field of work of the Network Apostolic History are lectures on church history. However, due to the general situation, we have not been able to offer lectures locally – in Brockhagen and elsewhere – since February 2020. We think that will probably not be possible in 2021 either.
For almost eight years now, Netzwerk Apostolische Geschichte e.V. has been renting the building of the Brockhagen archive from the New Apostolic Church of North Rhine-Westphalia, or West Germany. During this time, the network has grown tremendously – from 22 members at the beginning of 2012 to around 140 members at present. The association’s collection … Read more