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International Ecumenical Service

Mai 7, 2021

Every year the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY is traditionally opened by an international ecumenical service in the main church of St. Michaelis.

The solemn opening of the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY is usually celebrated by the main pastor. Spirituals from different nationalities are also part of the divine service, which has a different motto every year.

The divine service 2019

In 2019, the motto "Im Wandel der Zeit" was celebrated, among other things, with prominent support. The actor and musician Olli Dittrich gave a sermon as a special guest. Spirituals from Scandinavia, Great Britain and the Philippines also took part in this special service.

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832th Harbor Anniversary Hamburg on the Commodore Biggest Harbor Festival in the World

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