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  • Ackerly, Olga
    Whoever is monitoring this List, please include the attachments I sent with my post. Thank you. ... From: Ackerly, Olga Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2002 8:57
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      Whoever is monitoring this List, please include the attachments I sent with my post. Thank you.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Ackerly, Olga
      Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2002 8:57 AM
      To: Orthodox-Synod@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: FW: [orthodox-synod] Article in Moscow Times: Bells Ring In
      Spiritual Rebirth


      In addition to Fr. Alexander's timely post, perhaps one could read about some of the other activities the MP is involved in at the present time.
      In Christ, Olga Ackerly
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Fr. Alexander Lebedeff [mailto:lebedeff@...]
      Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 8:17 AM
      To: ORTHODOX@...; orthodoxjurisdictions@egroups.com;
      orthodox-tradition@egroups.com; orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [orthodox-synod] Article in Moscow Times: Bells Ring In
      Spiritual Rebirth


      Moscow Times
      Thursday, Sep. 5, 2002.

      Bells Ring in Spiritual Rebirth

      By Andrei Zolotov
      Staff Writer

      SERGIYEV POSAD, Moscow Region -- After prayers were chanted and speeches
      said, thousands of eyes looked up Wednesday afternoon to the glittering
      cupolas of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Monastery.

      A mammoth Krupp crane began slowly lifting Pervenets, the first of three
      giant bells that will replace those destroyed by Bolsheviks 72 years ago.

      "This is good," a young monk muttered after snapping a picture. "How will
      it sound?"

      Many superlatives were used Wednesday to describe the historical importance
      of the day when two bells -- the 27-ton Pervenets, or Firstborn, and the
      35.5-ton Blagovestnik, or Evangelist -- were hoisted up 25 meters to the
      monastery's bell tower. The bells, the largest cast in Russia in 200 years,
      were completed at the ZiL plant earlier this year.

      Both church officials and engineers said the biggest challenge still lies
      ahead. The third bell, Tsar, weighing an impressive 64 tons, is to be cast
      and raised next year if sponsors can be found to cover its nearly $3
      million price tag.

      "In this we see historical justice," Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II
      said. "We are recreating what was barbarically destroyed. May their chimes
      call us all to prayer, to feats [podvigi] and to faith in Christ."

      State Duma Deputy Alexander Gurov gave a passionate speech dotted with
      popular slang that sent ripples of laughter through the crowd. "The voices
      of the bells have to remind us that we are the descendants of Sergius of
      Radonezh, Dmitry Donskoi and Alexander Nevsky," he said, referring to the
      Russian patriotic saints. "The task of the bells is to unify our people so
      we can get out of the sh*t that we have found ourselves in."

      . . . .

      Full article with photos at:

      http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2002/09/05/003.html



      With love in Christ,

      Prot. Alexander Lebedeff



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