Harvard students to take bell-ringing classes in Danilov Monastery

A group of five bell-ringers arrives in Moscow from Harvard University on Aug. 12.

Novice Sergiy Myalkovsky at the ceremony of the first peal of the eighteen historic Danilov bells returned from Harvard University to the St Daniel's monasterym, March 17, 2009. Source: Sergey Pyatakov / RIA Novosti

A group of five bell-ringers arrives in Moscow from Harvard University on Aug. 12.

"The Harvard University students study the Russian bell-ringing tradition in their free time. They will come specially to learn the Russian bell-ringing culture and boost their bell-ringing level. At Harvard, they ring copies of 18 Danilov bells," the press service for the Moscow Danilov Monastery told Interfax-Religion.

The ten-day program includes training sessions using bell-ringing simulators, participation in the bell-ringing in the Danilov Monastery, getting to know with their Russian colleagues, visits to churches, bell-towers and museums, and a short trip in Russia.

Harvard University and the Danilov Monastery earlier reached an agreement on a cultural exchange.

 

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