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Japan's largest Orthodox church to install Russian bells

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Japan's largest Orthodox church to install Russian bells


13.09.2018

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Japan's largest Orthodox church changes its bells, TASS reports. The Holy Resurrection Cathedral is located in one of the Tokyo districts.

The painstaking work will continue for several weeks. Several priests and parishioners supervise the installation. The replacement involves a crane.

The bells were delivered from the Yaroslavl region, Russia. The famous master Nikolai Shuvalov cast them in the city of Tutaev.

According to Archimandrite Gerasim, the bells are changed for the first time in almost 100 years. He calls this an important event. It is gratifying to hear pure bell ringing over Tokyo, the priest adds.

Before that, there were six bells on the bell tower. A large one was received 90 years ago from the Orthodox church in the city of Hakodate. The others were brought to Japan from Poland. Three small bells will be replaced. The bell tower will get eleven new ones including one large and one medium bell.

As Russkiy Mir reported, the first Orthodox monastery is planned to be opened in Japan. It will be consecrated to Saint Nicholas of Japan who founded the Orthodox Church in the country. The Saint served as a missionary in Japan in the late 19th century.

The St. Sergius Trinity Lavra's Hieromonk Gerasim (Shevtsov) will organize the monastic community. The land to build a church is already purchased. The first divine service was held there to consecrate the stepping-stone.

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