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A New Bell

Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12

During Sunday’s Mass announcements, Father John Hilton let the congregation know that, due to the generosity of a donor, we have purchased the third bell for our chimestand.  The new bell will be be pitched between the bass of Marian Gaudens, and the tenor of Saint John (pictured below). We thank these donors for their generosity.

Saint John

Maria Gaudens

So – with the name of this saint, and the central tone, should we call this bell, “Middle Joe?”

Photographs courtesy of Dave Koski.

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nave (nāv) noun In religious architecture, the part of a church between the side aisles, extending from the chancel to the principal entrance, thereby forming the main part of the building.

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Images of the Holy Trinity Nave:

Nave Records (according to Wikipedia)

UPDATE: More Architecture 101 here:

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Dave Koski sends an image from last month’s open house:

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HT_BellsAfter Sunday’s 9:00AM Mass, Father Hilton and the Knights of Columbus led the congregation to the atrium for a short ceremony to bless the new bells. Father used the old rite, which resulted in a beautiful and moving ceremony.

KoC, Fr. Hilton and nine altar boys after the blessing of the bells on 18 October 2009

KoC, Fr. Hilton and nine altar boys after the blessing of the bells on 18 October 2009

Holy Trinity was lucky to get these bells from the original foundry: The McShane Bell Foundry near Baltimore Maryland.

The McShane Bell Foundry is the last survivor of seven historic American bell foundries. They are located in Glen Burnie, a suburb of the city of Baltimore, where Henry McShane (1833-89) started the McShane bell foundry in  1856. In 1912, McShane cast and installed the 15-bell chimestand for Denver’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. On 12 December 2006, the McShane Bell Foundry was featured on an episode of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs.

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Thanks to reader MK for the photographs!

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