To from the Future in a tradition
A sign, It reflets the life style and the
understanding of service within the commnnity of
the Diakonissen Sareptas:
A way can be identified. It leads from the inside to
the outside and from the outskirts into the centre.
Outshined and held together is this way from the
In the middle of the opening, there is a stone -
symbol of the open grave and the stone rolled
Each sister selects her stone personally - symbol of
Here, at the place of the encounter with the risen
Christ, each is unique, one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable.
Here she is entrusted - like Maria Magdalene - to be
the messenger of the resurrection - here and now.
Go forth anew every day!
The church should, "quite simply, as poor people want" to be built, the then Head of the Institution Pastor Friedrich wrote v. Bodelschwingh to the friends of Bethel, when he "to our church building a Steinlein," asked for.
In November 1884, the Zion Church was inaugurated on Mount Zion in Bethel. Since then, the plain brick building is the spiritual center of a community that is characterized by coexistence of disabled and non-disabled people.
Maranatha: Lord Jesus Christ and dwell with us. Amen
5:00 am Vigil
6:00 am Lauds
7:25 am Teirce
12:00 pm Sext
4:30 pm Vespers
7:30 pm Compline Sunday Service: 8:00 am