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Ano Moni Xenias - the monk sounding metal bell (simandro)

The image of a monk who sounded the metal bell calling everyone in the monastery to participate in the sacred duties is one of the simplest and yet pure symbolism of the relationship between man and God. As the bell at later times, the church bells used today for both the congregation of monks and portended to joy or sorrow, always in a solemn atmosphere of calm and spiritual devotion. For many, indeed, was formerly one of the first instruments of the Byzantine tradition, although its use is restricted solely for religious purposes.

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  • Uploaded on July 18, 2012
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    by Thanasis Germanos
    • Camera: NORITSU KOKI QSS-32_33