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Michael Kraus (minister)

Michael Kraus (born Mihail Krauss 😉 ( born March 26, 1908 in Meeburg, Romania, † 16 November 2003 in Kitchener, Ontario ) was a native of Romania, Canadian businessman and minister of the New Apostolic Church Canada.


Mihail Krauss was born on 26 March 1908 in Meeburg (Romania). He grew up in German on the farm of his parents, his father owned a tavern in addition, on. A teacher told him in the School of Canada and the money that one can earn there. Therefore, Michael Kraus decided to emigrate at the age of 18 years to Canada.

His first job he found in a chocolate factory in Kitchener. In 1930 he met his future wife Hilda, he still married in the same year. Friends invited the couple one year after the wedding at a church service in the New Apostolic Church. From the first visit to them remained in the community Kitchener and were sealed a few months later.

Kraus felt Canada as his new home, where he wanted to be actively involved in the New Apostolic Church. Thus he started with fellow officials of the municipality Kitchener the door – to-door mission to convince more people from the Apostolic faith. From 1933 he served as deacon and from 1936 as a priest in the village of Kitchener, one of four communities in Canada. Kraus worked now in a furniture factory; In 1941, he began importing of upholstery fabrics. Five years later he became a partner in a pulp mill. Meanwhile, in 1944 he was ordained as an evangelist and 1946 as district elder. In 1951, he empfieng the office of a bishop, and in the context of a church service in Zurich, Switzerland, he was ordained by the then Chief Apostle Johann Gottfried Bischoff as apostles.

Kraus received in 1958 the office of District Apostle and was commissioned as church president of the newly created District Church of Canada in this office. At the age of 63 years, he founded a yarn factory. The Kraus Carpet Mills today employ employees in the U.S., Canada and Australia.

Overall, he brought for the first time the New Apostolic teaching in 70 countries, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia, as well as a number of countries in West and Central Africa. Among the countries in which the New Apostolic Church and Apostolic Christians could manifest counts ( numbers claims to the New Apostolic Church ) include Zambia ( 1,305,000 – held in the 1960s, here for the very first time a Chief Apostle Walter Schmidt, a service in sub-Saharan Africa, India ( 900,000 – in the 1980s and over one million ), Democratic Republic of the Congo ( 2.6 million ) and Pakistan ( 200,000 ).

This mission work began with Walter Schmidt, who supported the work especially in countries of the former Christianization. Chief Apostle Hans Urwyler wanted ” discolouring the white spots on the New Apostolic World Map ” and brought the New Apostolic faith with Michael Kraus then mainly in African countries. Around the year 1980 included the District Apostle Canada 1 million Sealed ( by then 2.2 million members worldwide ). On December 4, 1994 4 million members, the District Church counted ( by then about 8 million worldwide).

Overall, he was 61 years worked as a minister in his church, of which 36 years as District Apostle of the District Church of North America. His hometown was the Canadian city of Kitchener.

Offices in the New Apostolic Church

  • Deacon, 1933
  • Priest, 1936
  • Evangelist, 1944
  • District Evangelist, 1944
  • District Elder, 1946
  • Bishop, 1951
  • Acts, 1955
  • District Apostle, 1958

Conservative management and controversies

Kraus was not respected by all. Some called and berated him as a ” megalomaniac “, ” abfordernden ” and “trivial tyrant ” who insisted that each of his statements without ifs and buts will be accepted on the part of members.

Extract from a letter in March 1989 for the North American communities: ( translation from English )

” A neuapostolisches church member, a so-called scholar of the royal highness that waits for him only has to meet one, namely: TO DO WHAT IT SAYS MAN. HE HAS CLEAN NOTHING TO SAY. If God would allow his children, for the one already paid the ultimate price, with their ideas to object, this would be the first step to a mass confusion, as we see in today’s world too well. We pray: YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN. Thus also in the Hereafter / sky (except for God ) nothing to say: ONLY THE SPIRIT OF GOD DECIDES WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. The opposite of democracy, which brought together a mass of confusion in our time, is autocracy. We proposed in a dictionary, where the word autocracy was called THE DIVINE WILL. The Divine Will reigns as divine obligation in our church and is the Chief Apostle, the highest ranking, preserved, we all support with our lives. The will of man is poison in opposition to the will of God and in our church is no place for poison. To those who do not comply with the above, I say that the Lord Jesus, these gathered in a separate group and he gave them a special name. HE CALLED YOU FOOLS “

This letter caused criticism from the faithful, as even the apostle circle, since it had never been an interpretation of the New Apostolic Church, to compare the leadership of officers with theocracy, which would confuse Michael Kraus clearly in this letter. Even someone fool to call, who would not agree with him, brought him a criticism.

Until the term of office of the Chief Apostle Richard Fehr was to make the New Apostolic believers are not allowed to exercise any questions or criticism, in order to achieve improvements or compromises in teaching. For the church leadership, it had been clear that it was assumed the ecclesiastical doctrine of free will or not. Richard Fehr noticed at the latest during the great champagne discussion in Central Europe, that questions relating to the teaching of the faithful always has to enter into a dialogue to curb big misunderstanding no unity.


as·​sim·​i·​late | \ ə-ˈsi-mə-ˌlāt  \assimilatedassimilating

Full Definition of assimilate

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transitive verb1ato take into the mind and thoroughly understandassimilate informationStudents need to assimilate new concepts.bto take in and utilize as nourishment to absorb into the systemThe body assimilates digested food.2ato absorb into the cultural tradition of a population or group… the belief that tolerant hosts would be able to assimilate immigrants of whatever creed or colour.— Brian Holmesbto make similar… the only faculty that seems to assimilate man to the immortal gods.— Joseph Conradcphonetics to alter by the process of assimilation (see ASSIMILATION sense 3)3COMPARELIKEN

intransitive verbto be taken in or absorbed to become assimilatedFood assimilates better if taken slowly.— Francis Cutler Marshall

assimilatenounas·​sim·​i·​late | \ ə-ˈsi-mə-lət  , -ˌlāt  \

Definition of assimilate (Entry 2 of 2)something that is assimilatedOther Words from assimilateSynonyms & AntonymsWhat prepositions are used with assimilate?: Usage GuideLinguistic assimilation?More Example SentencesLearn More About assimilate

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Verbassimilator \ ə-​ˈsi-​mə-​ˌlā-​tər  \ noun

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When assimilate is followed by a preposition, transitive senses 2a and 2b commonly take to and into and less frequently with; sense 2c regularly takes to; sense 3 most often takes to and sometimes with. The most frequent prepositions used with the intransitive sense are to and into.

Linguistic assimilation?

There are a handful of words in English that are examples of themselves, representatives of the very things that they describe. One such word is sesquipedalian (“having many syllables” or “characterized by the use of long words”). Another example, in a slightly less obvious fashion, is assimilate. When used as a technical word to describe a certain process of language change, assimilate refers to the habit that some sounds have of becoming more like the sounds that are close to them in a word (see assimilation, sense 3). For instance, the original spelling of immovable in English was inmovable, and over time the n began to sound more like its neighboring m, to the point that it actually became that letter.

Something similar occurred before assimilate was a word in English. Assimilate comes from the Latin prefix ad– (meaning “to, towards”) and similis (“similar”). Over time the d of the prefix ad– assimilated itself with the s of similis.

Examples of assimilate in a Sentence

VerbOver time, most of the inhabitants of the “Little Italies” … assimilated rapidly to the society …— Stephan Thernstrom, Times Literary Supplement, 26 May 2000Those groups were eagerly assimilating into the larger culture and rejecting their own cuisine …— Corby Kummer, New York Times Book Review, 16 Aug. 1998See MoreRecent Examples on the Web: VerbThe overall goal was to assimilate Native Americans into American mainstream society and eradicate the culture, Toledo said.— Cameron Fields, cleveland, 1 Jan. 2022Sims resists the narratives around farming that push them to assimilate and compromise.— Melanie Canales, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of assimilate


1671, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1b


1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for assimilate

Verb and Noun

Middle English, from Medieval Latin assimilatus, past participle of assimilare, from Latin assimulare to make similar, from ad- + simulare to make similar, simulate

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Essential Meaning of assimilate1to learn (something) so that it is fully understood and can be usedChildren need to assimilate new ideas/concepts.There was a lot of information/material to assimilate at school.2to cause (a person or group) to become part of a different society, country, etc.Schools were used to assimilate the children of immigrants.She was thoroughly/completely assimilated to/into her new country. [=she had completely adapted to her new country]3to adopt the ways of another culture to fully become part of a different society, country, etc.They found it hard to assimilate to/into American society.



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        1to become or cause to become part of a different group or countryShe was completely assimilated into her new country.2to take in and make part of a larger thingThe body assimilates nutrients in food.3to learn thoroughlyassimilate new ideas

        transitive verb1to take in and utilize as nourishment absorb into the system2to absorb into the cultural tradition of a population or groupthe community assimilated many immigrants

        intransitive verb1to become absorbed or incorporated into the systemsome foods assimilate more readily than others2to become culturally assimilated

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