Lowell House Society of Russian Bell Ringers

Lowell House Society of Russian Bell Ringers

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While Lowell House students have traditionally called our largest bell “Mother Earth,” it turns out someone just made that up. At the Danilov Monastery, the bell is called “Bolshoi,” which simply translates to Big. Weighing 13 tonnes, it is indeed big.

Bolshoi is rung only on special occasions like festivals or feasts. Peter and Jessica were able to ring Bolshoi a few times!


September 3, 2018

We didn’t even know you could ring bells like that.

Oleg composed this peal himself and was inspired by Slavonic folklore music.

Oleg’s Composition

September 3, 2018

Father Roman plays in a smaller bell tower at Rostov.

“It’s like he’s conjuring something.” – Evan

Father Roman’s Hands at Rostov

September 2, 2018

The Bells went back home.

Ten Years Ago…

August 10, 2018