The Prime Minister of the UK, Liz Truss, is reading the second lesson from John 14:1–9.
The truss has been in the works in less than two weeks; She met with the Queen two days before the monarch’s death to formally assume the role, in what would be Elizabeth II’s final act of official service.
His reading follows a rendition by the choir by King’s music master Judith Weir.
“Don’t let your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe in me too. There are many houses in my father’s house: if it were not so, I would have told you,” reads the truss.
“I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, then I will come and take you to myself, that where I live you may also be. And where I go you know, and the way you know.
“Thomas said to him, Lord, we do not know where you go, and how to know the way? Jesus said to him, I am the way and the truth and the life: no one comes to the Father, only through me. If you had known me, you would have known my father too, and from now on you know and see him.
“Philip said to him, Lord, tell us the Father, and that is enough for us. Jesus said to him, Philip, have I been with you for so long, yet you have not known me? Father. “