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Church Bells QUESTION from Protodeacon David Kennedy December 23, 2000 Can you please explain if there are rubrics concerning the ringing of large church bells in the Roman rite? If there are no specific rubrics what are the sources for the traditional ringing patterns at such services as the Mass, Evening Prayer, Morning Prayer, Marriage, Funerals, etc. Thank you for your kind attention to this.
(Fr. Protodeacon) David Kennedy
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, O.L.S.M. on January 22, 2001 Dear Rev. Kennedy:
The answer to that question is quote extensive. The best thing I can do for you so that you have a complete picture of this subject is to refer you to the 1917 Catholic Encyclopedia. Below is the direct URL to the article on Bells:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02418b.htm
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