Thanks to a very generous benefactor, a full set of 13 Russian bells has been donated for the belfry of our new church at Holy Cross Monastery in Wayne, WV. They were made at the largest bell foundry in Russia and are perfectly tuned.
The new bells arrived on Wednesday, October 7, just before the start of the All-Night Vigil for the feast of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh. The four largest bells will be kept in waiting until the new church is completed. The remaining nine bells will be hung in our current bell tower, and Constantine Stade of New Creation Bellringing will come to provide instruction on how to ring them properly. Below is a video of Constantine playing the full set of bells that will eventually be installed in the new church.
The brethren of the monastery hope to break ground on the new church by the end of October, and will provide a major update on the project soon.