The Christian community is mourning the death of the founder of the Christian community, Jesus Christ, who died on the day of Pentecost.
His funeral was held on Saturday at St Peter’s Church in Melbourne.
“Our prayers are with his family and friends and the millions of people who were touched by his life and legacy,” said Archbishop of Melbourne Justin Leppitsch, in a statement.
“We ask God for peace and forgiveness and for the forgiveness of our sin.
We are grateful to the entire Christian community for their outpouring of love, compassion and compassion for those who suffer from mental illness and mental health conditions.”
“His sacrifice, his love, his compassion, his joy, his humility, his goodness and his love for all mankind are the true meaning of Christianity.”
The funeral was attended by thousands of people, including leaders of the Anglican Church, the Catholic Church and the United Church of Australia.
It was attended with great fanfare, including a large public performance by the singing of the “Hallelujah” hymn.
It is the first time the Anglicans have ever attended a public service in Australia, a tradition that began in 1856.
The church said the funeral was the largest of its kind in Australia.
“His service in our church has been so extraordinary that we could only be grateful for all the prayers, the outpouring and the love he shared with us,” said the Rev Stephen Robinson.
“He was a powerful, loving man and a very dear friend.
Our prayers are now with his beloved family and loved ones and our hearts are full.”
The Anglican Communion said it was “deeply saddened” by the loss of the charismatic leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who lived from the early 1900s until his death in 2004.
Anglican leaders have said they are mourning the loss and are considering how to support him and his family.
“The Church of the Annunciation is deeply saddened by the tragic death of our brother and friend, Jesus, on Thursday, November 13, 2018,” the church said in a release.
“Although we have many mourners in the Church, we are most deeply touched by the outpourings of love from the people of Australia, particularly the people in our diocese, who have been so gracious and so respectful to us during this time.”
The church’s president, Rev Richard Barrett, said the church had been told about the funeral arrangements, but they had not been formally announced until the end of November.
“As a consequence, it has been an extraordinary week,” he said.
“But I have always believed in the power of love and I’m really happy to see so many people have been able to feel the love.”
The family of the late Father Thomas Walshe have also been grieving for months.
“Today is very, very sad,” Father Walshes son, Christopher Walses, told the ABC.
“It’s very sad.
We have been waiting for him for over 40 years, and this is a real shock.
He was a very, really great person, and I know that for a fact because I saw him on television.”
The father, who has been a priest for 16 years, said his family had received messages of support and sympathy from across the world.
“I think everybody is a bit sad, because it’s so sad,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.