Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sunday Silence: Churches Shifting Away from Traditional Bells

[The Christian Post] 31 Aug 2006--For generations, church bells here have called worshippers to service, joyfully announced weddings, noted the noonhour or pealed in sadness at a death. But they're largely silent these days.

For centuries the ringing of bells have summoned Christians to prayer. This is an ancient practice that can be traced to the Celtic Church in the British Isles. The loss of bell ringing as a call to prayer will be a great empoverishment of Western Christianity.

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