The darkness has come. The light of the world has gone out.
Later, we will gather at the foot of the Cross and sing for the whole city to hear our grief. But for now, we stand with his mother and the disciple whom he loved and with all Christians throughout the world, we look upon him who came to be the saviour of us all, and we think of all that we have loved and lost.
Because whatever happens next, it was with his death that they learned the truth.
This man, they said, was truly the son of God.