A sea of thousands filled the fields opposite the Deans Ave mosque one week on from the shootings that claimed 50 lives.
A deep quiet descended over Hagley Park, where rows of worshippers knelt in wait for the Call to Prayer at 1.30pm.
Jordanian Prince Hassan Bin Talal says he is deeply impressed by the compassion shown by our Prime Minister and country following the massacre in Christchurch.
Four Jordanians were among those killed in last Friday's terror attack.
Prince Hassan Bin Talal has come to New Zealand on behalf of King Abdullah to support victims' families.
He told Mike Yardley New Zealand has his deepest admiration.
"My feeling is that violence and extremism cannot prevail in this world if there are people who hope for a better future, which New Zealanders have shown with such strong courage."
LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW ABOVE AS PRINCE HASSAN BIN TALAL SPEAKS TO MIKE YARDLEY