Remembering the fallen
St John's College remembered those who have paid the ultimate price in wars around the world on Wednesday, 9 November 2016. It is known that St John's lost Johannians in the first and second World Wars, as their names are inscribed in the chapel.
It was a solemn service, that spread its scope to remember all those who have lost their lives, and are affected by conflict worldwide. Fr Jaques Pretorius led a beautiful mass, attended by teachers, boys, Old Johannians and more.
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for thiers is the kingdom of heaven
4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
12 Rejoice and be glad,because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.