Wednesday, 2 December 2009

The Bell Tower

The Bell Tower of our new Church is in the making. This is an architectural feature that exists in almost every church building. The ringing of bell(s) placed on it serves various liturgical needs. These are:

- Summon the faithful to services.

- Express the triumphal joy of the Christian Church.

- Announce important moments during the services both to those in church and to those who are not able to be physically present in the church, so that all may be united in prayer.

- Strengthen Christians in piety and faith by its sound.

- Proclaim important events, such as the death of a member of the church; the arrival of an important person, such as the bishop or civil ruler; an emergency such as fire or flood; or victory in battle.

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