New Creation Bell-ringing Education Weekend
WAYMART, PA [MW Diocese Communications] — Saint Tikhon’s Monastery in Waymart, PA will host a Bell-ringing Education Weekend on October 4–6, 2019. Organized by New Creation Bell-ringing, the event consists of two lectures, a demonstration at the monastery belfry, and hands-on ringing lessons for students who have registered in advance.
The event begins on Friday, October 4, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., with a lecture on “The Five Essential Elements of a Successful Bell-ringing Ministry.” Geared toward clergy, seminarians, and bell-ringers, the content of this lecture aims to equip participants with the knowledge and tools needed to build a culture of serious church bell-ringing in their communities. A lecture open to the general public on “The Liturgical Art of Bell-ringing in the Orthodox Church” will be given on Saturday, October 5 at 10:00 am. This lecture will provide an overview of the history, sounds, and methodology of Christian bell-ringing, focusing on the bell-ringing traditions of the Orthodox Church. It will be followed by a demonstration at the Millennium Bell Tower. At Vigil and Liturgy in the monastery Church, students who have participated in this event will ring the tolls and peals.
For more information, visit the event page on Facebook. To learn more about Constantine Stade and New Creation Bellringing, please visit www.newcreationbellringing.com.