Skip to comments.Churches are urged to toll bells Friday
Posted on 06/09/2004 2:29:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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America's National Cathedral
I believe that the mediaeval practice was to toll the church bell before the funeral once for ech year of the deceased person's life. If possible the bell should be half-muffled, this produces a unique sound which can be most atmospheric.
Won't the ACLU file with the court in an attempt to get a court order to stop the bells? Won't the 'left' view this demonstation as a violation of church and state separation doctrine?
No doubt. I'd like to see them try.
I only wish that modern curches (mine included) were built with bell towers. I would volunteer for that honor.
The National Cathedral is in a forest? In the capital? Really?
There are a lot of mature trees in the surrounding neighborhood.
But it's really like that? The National Cathedral is really in the woods like that still? Wow. What a beautiful place.
I suspect that there will not be too many Unitarian/UCC/UnitedMethodist bells sounding through the countryside.
I'll be ringing the bell @ our church. Titusville, FL.
I will be ringing the bell at a UCC church. Bell ringing is reserved for significant events and this is very significant. I would suspect we would ring bell for any president's funeral if asked. It is an honor.
If you are a member of any church with a bell, call your pastor and ask for the honor of bell ringing. If it is refused, then respectfully ask why not.
How about using the ping list for this one?
I hope they do- that would be so cool to see.
(((((((((ping))))))))))) Info here.
I live just outside the city limits. I hope I can hear the bells. Maybe if enough churches ring theirs, that'll be possible!
My girls were at youth group Wednesday night discovering some of the strange things in a 60 year old church building. One of them was how to ring the bells. I came home and found this thread. I asked my girls if they would be interested in honoring President Reagan and they called the church and received permission to ring the bells. Our family will be honored to honor President Reagan tomorrow.
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