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Here I Stand

We pray that, like Luther, we can say that our consciences are captive to the Word of God on which we stand.

On Thursday 22 April, Secondary students celebrated the 500th Anniversary of the Diet of Worms with a ‘Here I Stand’ Day. If that sounds strange to you, you may need to know that the Diet of Worms was a meeting of the Imperial Court of the Holy Roman Empire in the German city of Worms. Martin Luther, the 16th century German Reformer, boldly refused to retract his gospel statements, allegedly saying, ‘Here I stand; I can do no other – God help me’.

Students wore crazy socks, learned more about the significance of the historical event and were greeted by Mrs Vivian’s famous puppets – Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon. We pray that, like Luther, we can say that our consciences are captive to the Word of God, on which we stand.

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