Sunday, December 24, 2006

Bells Lend Joy To The Season

People living or visiting near Grace Episcopal Church have a special holiday treat. Traditional carols and hymns float over the neighborhood in the celestial tones of the church carillon, one of four live carillons in the state. The bells are in a square tower with gargoyle rainspouts at its corners.

The Pittis family donated the carillon to the church in 1923 and doubled its size in 1976. Click here for more information on the carillon.

Christmas music takes on a special quality when played on bells, one of the oldest sounds calling the faithful to prayer.
Happy holidays to all from Plaintalker, to those who celebrated the season of light with Diwali, Hanukah and the Winter Solstice and to those who find joy in Christmas and renewal in Kwanzaa. And to all a very Happy New Year!


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