Saturday, November 2, 2013

Bell

Bells have been used for centuries to call people to worship. They were mentioned as early as in the 6th century. Before clocks a church bell was rung to tell people it was time to attend a wedding, funeral or other services. Before mass communication it was the only way to gather a village together or warn the people of disasters . High church towers were built just so that the bells could be heard as far as possible.

Bells were even mentioned in the Old Testament Bible: “Aaron must wear it when he ministers. The sound of the bells will be heard when he enters the Holy Place before the LORD and when he comes out, so that he will not die.” (Exodus 28:35)

May the bells we hear remind us of God’s gift to us, the birth of Jesus.

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Glocken werden seit Jahrhunderten verwendet um Menschen zum Gottesdienst zu rufen. Sie wurden bereits im 6. Jahrhundert erwähnt. Bevor es Uhren gab wurden Kirchenglocken geläutet um den Menschen mitzuteilen dass es Zeit war an einer Hochzeit, Beerdigung oder anderem Gottesdienst teilzunehmen. Vor Massenkommunikation war es der einzige Weg ein Dorf zu versammeln oder die Menschen vor Katastrophen zu warnen. Hohe Kirchtürme wurden gebaut so dass die Glocken so weit wie möglich gehört werden konnten.

Glocken wurden schon im Alten Testament der Bibel erwähnt: “Aaron muss es beim Dienst tragen; sein Ton soll zu hören sein, wenn er in das Heiligtum vor den Herrn hintritt und wenn er wieder herauskommt; sonst muss er sterben.” (Exodus 28:35)

Mögen uns die Glocken die wir hören an Gottes Geschenk an uns erinnern, die Geburt Jesu.

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 And here is the PDF "Bell" for you to download.

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updated 05/03/2015: 
 
I am also a lacemaker and am working on what I have dreamed about for quite some time:
the Chrismons in Lace Series.
This is a design by Brigitte Bellon. She is incredible generous and allowed me to share her pattern here with you for your own personal use PDF"Bell"




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