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The Blessing, Naming, and Chrismation of a Bell
Russian Orthodox bell ringing has a history starting from the baptism of Rus in 988 and plays an important role in the traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church.Look Here
I’d never played bells before. And certainly, I’d never organized a team of bell ringers, either. Yet I had to take our demonstrator set to a nearby parish for its patronal feast– and the bishop was going to be there! I was a little nervous at first, but we did great. I even noticed the bishop smiling whenever we rang. Now I’m an expert! How did we do it?
Annually, from 2005, in Kargopol(that is in the Archangelic area), the only winter festival of bell art, under the name the "Crystal ringing", is conducted in our country.
A winter festival "The Crystal ringing" in Kargopol
Ringing informed people about a victory and a victory return of regiments from the field of a battle was welcomed . So a bell-ringing accompanied the life of our people.