Lowell House Society of Russian Bell Ringers

Lowell House Society of Russian Bell Ringers

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A warning in the tall grasses of Kizhi.

“Watch out for the snakes,” Father Roman warns Daniel, who is tromping around in the high grass.

August 20, 2018

Gleb: “If someone helps me wash the mugs, we can have tea.” Isabelle (exhausted): “…someone wash me a cup.”

August 19, 2018

“It’s normal. It’s Russia.”—Gleb, upon pulling a door off its hinges.

August 19, 2018


“Let’s go upstairs.”—Father Roman, fives times in a row.

August 16, 2018

“Psychology has only been around for what, a hundred years? Orthodoxy has been around for a thousand!”—Russian Bell Ringer, trying to convert us.

August 15, 2018

noun: the principles or art of making bells, bell ringing, etc
[kam-puh-nol-uh-jee] 1670-80;
New Latin campanologia,
equivalent to Late Latin campān(a) bell
(see campanile) + New Latin -ologia.
cam·pa·no·log·i·cal [kam-puh-nl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌkæm pə nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective
cam·pa·no·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
cam·pa·nol·o·ger, noun


August 10, 2018