I read on the Blagovest Bells website that "During the Magnificat the bell is struck nine times."
Why nine? Is it because it's the ninth ode or is there another reason?
Jump to content
Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:43 PM
The hymn to the Mother of God after the Eucharistic canon (the most commonly-sung being "It is meet") is also known as a magnificat (megalynarion). Hence my question.
Regarding the ringing of bells during either of these times: in my long experience of both Greek and Russian liturgical practice, the only time I've heard bells being rung is during the DL magnificat, and that only in Russian churches, not Greek. The bell-ringing was not a single note tolled nine times, but a melodic peal using several bells.
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users