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Question from Linda on 10/4/2008:
We are lucky enough to have still have the bells rung during the epiclesis and the elevation of the host. The servers use a small, high pitched metal bell that must be shaken to ring. My question is, what is the proper way to ring the bell? Some servers ring the bell for 5 seconds or so, others give it a quick ring, with the clapper producing one or two 'dings'. Is there a preferred way?
Answer by Rev. Mark J. Gantley, JCL on 10/10/2008:
There are no specific directives on how to ring the bells. I tend to prefer the ring to not be too brief."