12 Jesus dies on the cross
It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Having said this, he breathed his last. When the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God and said, “Certainly this man was innocent.”
Jesus has accomplished his task. He has thrown open the way to heaven, and given himself into the hands of the Father. With all creation we stand in awe and wonder as Jesus, our Lord God, dies.
A period of silence is kept.
Soul of Christ, sanctify me,