42420Re: [liturgy-l] tolling the death bell
- Mar 2, 2012I don't know about the background, but it's frequently been done as the body is carried from the church to the grave or the hearse.
On 3/2/2012 8:45 PM, Frank Senn wrote:
Where's John Burnett the bell expert when I need him? Does anyone on this list know if there is a tradition of tolling the death bell the number of times equal to the number of years the deceased lived? If so, when is that done?
Frank C. Senn
-- Ron Miller (The Rev. Ronald H.) Baltimore, MD Every individual will receive from God the amount of indulgence he has himself given to his neighbor. Augustine, quoted by Defensor Grammaticus
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