Bells In Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Bells have long been employed in worship. In contemporary use one can find large bells used for calling to worship, carillons or chimes, small Sanctus bells used during liturgy, and handbells, which are covered in the next article.

Bells appear in the instructions for the furnishing of the priest, Aaron, in the tabernacle:

Make pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet yarn around the hem of the robe, with gold bells between them. The gold bells and the pomegranates are to alternate around the...


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