sanctus bell


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sanctus bell

A bell hung in an exterior turret or a bell cot over or near the chancel arch, which was rung to fix the attention of those not in the church to the service of the mass.
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(55) Jungic identifies the bell in Sebastiano's painting of Sauli as a "Sanctus bell rung during Mass to announce the Advent of Christ," and notes that "here the bell symbolizes the presence of Christ." (56) The only reference to bells in the Bible is in the Old Testament (Exodus 28:33-34 and 39:25-26), where golden bells were to be part of the attire of Aaron the high priest according to a command given to Moses by God; and they were to sound whenever he went in or out of the holy place before the Lord, lest he die.
The rest of the building dates from the 13th to 15th centuries and contains things of interest such as a Sanctus bell.
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Many people like to hear the sanctus bell ring in the tower and know the Church is at work and praying for them.