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Merseybells news feed as published


Rona Swanson: Angels drawing near - Visalia Times-Delta

Posted: 25 Dec 2013 09:30 AM PST


Rona Swanson: Angels drawing near
Visalia Times-Delta
Anytime a nurse had to come and readjust him or take his vitals, even if the rearrangement caused him pain, he would invariable say “Thank you” in a voice that sounded like a bell ringing. His courtesy and kindness in the face of suffering was his most ...

Sitting in column: The true gifts of Christmas - Saugus Advertiser

Posted: 25 Dec 2013 05:37 AM PST


Sitting in column: The true gifts of Christmas
Saugus Advertiser
Today we are inundated with endless fliers, TV and radio ads, Christmas music in October, bell ringers at supermarkets and the daily deluge of unsolicited coupons offering discounts on just about any gift you could imagine. Not only do all those ...

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Ringing the bells of Bethlehem a fading tradition - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Posted: 25 Dec 2013 05:21 AM PST


Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Ringing the bells of Bethlehem a fading tradition
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Khadir Jaraiseh, 22, pulls the ropes of four bells in a short tower on the roof of the Church of the Nativity for prayer services of the Armenian Apostolic Church, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 ... The Roman Catholic and ...
At birthplace of Jesus, only two people carry on tradition of ringing bells The Japan Times
The last of the keepers TriValley Central
Palestinian college student keeper of a fading tradition — ringing the bells ... Waterloo Record

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VIDEO: Changing of Billingshurst's social class charted in new history book - West Sussex Gazette

Posted: 25 Dec 2013 05:03 AM PST


VIDEO: Changing of Billingshurst's social class charted in new history book
West Sussex Gazette
While his first book, published in January, focused on the village's geographical evolution, 'Billingshurst's Heritage Number Two: An Historical Miscellany of a West Sussex Village' looks at the more modern social aspect of the village and the ...

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Christians world over celebrate the birth of the prince of peace today. - SLBC

Posted: 25 Dec 2013 04:34 AM PST


Christians world over celebrate the birth of the prince of peace today.
SLBC
... celebrate in Christmas. Therefore, we should be committed to share our joys with the under privileged people as it was the wish of the god. In his Christmas message President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the ringing of church bells at this festival sends ...

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What are the best Christmas songs? - American Live Wire

Posted: 25 Dec 2013 02:48 AM PST


American Live Wire

What are the best Christmas songs?
American Live Wire
Amber Harrison favors “Ding Dong Merrily On High” especially “as performed by Celtic Woman. The music was written by Jehan Tabourot in the 1500s. The English composer George R. Woodward who enjoyed church bells added the lyrics hundreds of years ...

Let the bells ring out in Starston - Diss Express

Posted: 25 Dec 2013 02:25 AM PST


Diss Express

Let the bells ring out in Starston
Diss Express
Print this. Starston Bell Ringers have organised a meet and mardle at St Margaret's Church to welcome in the new year. .... For the best up to date information relating to Diss and the surrounding areas visit us at Diss Express regularly or bookmark ...

Where did Christmas songs go? - Independent Online

Posted: 25 Dec 2013 02:04 AM PST


Independent Online

Where did Christmas songs go?
Independent Online
It's a bell-ringing, hall-decking specimen of Eighties U2-style bombast with a chorus that sounds ripe for the covering by other artists. I would've loved to hear Blige belt out this song on her new collection, A Mary Christmas, instead of sticking to ...

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Religious leaders hail £193k grant for East Winch church - Lynn News

Posted: 25 Dec 2013 01:06 AM PST


Religious leaders hail £193k grant for East Winch church
Lynn News
Rev Jane Holmes and church wardens Geoff Newton and Janet Weavers are celebrating a Lottery grant of �193,800 for repairs on tower. ... Ghoulish Graveyard will see the youngsters looking at gravestones, while others will learn about stained glass in ...

Can you help church bells hit the right note? - Ely Standard

Posted: 25 Dec 2013 12:35 AM PST


Can you help church bells hit the right note?
Ely Standard
The church bells at St George's in Littleport will soon be ringing out across the parish again after many months sat silent and the church is looking for a team of bell ringers to make sure they hit the right note. Comments; Email; Print. To send a ...

* Christmas sends the message of simplicity in life, kindness to all - Sri ... - Colombo Page

Posted: 25 Dec 2013 12:22 AM PST


Stuff.co.nz

* Christmas sends the message of simplicity in life, kindness to all - Sri ...
Colombo Page
... and peace among all people that has touched the hearts and minds of millions through history, and remains of great value in the world today. The ringing of church bells at this festival sends out the joyous message of love and peace on earth to all ...
Christmas sends messages of simplicity in life, kindness to all, and care for ... The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
Christians are free says MR Colombo Gazette

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Finding My Way to the Incarnation - American Thinker

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 11:05 PM PST


Finding My Way to the Incarnation
American Thinker
The bell-ringer at our local Wal-Mart is wearing a t-shirt and shorts as he sings of warm fires and snow-covered rhapsodies in a beautiful baritone -- hoping to persuade the rushed and harried passing by to cough up a bit of Christmas cheer for the ...

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Civil War-era Nativity scene sparks memories of Old Cathedral's French heritage - STLtoday.com

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 10:16 PM PST


Civil War-era Nativity scene sparks memories of Old Cathedral's French heritage
STLtoday.com
The pieces are among the church's numerous historic treasures, including the painting titled “Saint Louis venerating the Crown of Thorns,” a gift from Louis XVIII, King of France; an 18th-century bell, which was enriched by 200 Spanish silver coins in ...

Feed the hungry, house the homeless, but don't forget a larger solution: A ... - Bangor Daily News

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 10:12 PM PST


Feed the hungry, house the homeless, but don't forget a larger solution: A ...
Bangor Daily News
Besides holiday presents, many Maine people chip into bell ringers' kettles, cook dinners for homeless people and donate to and prepare food baskets for those who are struggling to get by. Sadly, the problems of poverty, hunger and homelessness ...

Man dies 8 days after a wedding 60 years in the making - KATU

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 10:03 PM PST


Man dies 8 days after a wedding 60 years in the making
KATU
He and Woodworth realized they couldn't speed up the legislative process or slow down the aging process. In early December, they drove ... How about a story on the SA Bell Ringers out there? Or how about one about the .... All men created equal ring a ...

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Grisamore: 'The day that holds all time together' - Macon Telegraph (blog)

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 05:00 PM PST


Grisamore: 'The day that holds all time together'
Macon Telegraph (blog)
Christmas is soft, white lights in living room windows, luminaries at the end of the street and over-the-top, megawatt displays like the Tripp family's home in Empire, Law's Leaping Lights in Warner Robins and the Chick-fil-A on Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard ...

The Great Handbell War - KGOU

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 02:50 PM PST


The Great Handbell War
KGOU
Malmark and Schulmerich are down the street from each other in Bucks County, Pa. Some experts say they can tell the difference between the ... Some bell ringers developed fierce affiliations to one company or the other. Peace came slowly, with the ...

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The last of the keepers - TriValley Central

Posted: 24 Dec 2013 10:53 AM PST


The last of the keepers
TriValley Central
Khadir Jaraiseh, 22, pulls the ropes of four bells in a short tower on the roof of the Church of the Nativity for prayer services of the Armenian Apostolic Church on Sunday in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The Palestinian college student is one of ...

Palestinian college student keeper of a fading tradition — ringing the bells ... - Waterloo Record

Posted: 23 Dec 2013 03:46 PM PST


Palestinian college student keeper of a fading tradition — ringing the bells ...
Waterloo Record
The day before, Jaraiseh will ring the bells for longer, while the Christmas Eve procession of the Armenian patriarch makes its way into church. Though he is the bell-ringer for the Armenians, Jaraiseh is Roman Catholic and celebrates Christmas this week.

Downtown Naperville events ring in the new year - Chicago Tribune

Posted: 23 Dec 2013 12:11 PM PST


Chicago Tribune

Downtown Naperville events ring in the new year
Chicago Tribune
"There are only four carillons in Illinois, and it is a very unique instrument — part of its purpose at its inception was to be a focal gathering place for our community," said Fred Gusel, program manager for the Naperville Park District. "To have ...

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Palestinian college student keeper of a fading tradition _ ringing the bells ... - Fox News

Posted: 23 Dec 2013 07:58 AM PST


Palestinian college student keeper of a fading tradition _ ringing the bells ...
Fox News
He pulls the ropes of four bells in a rooftop tower for a total of 33 times to symbolize the number of years Jesus was believed to have lived. Jaraiseh rings the bells for prayer services of the Armenian Apostolic Church, one of three denominations ...

Ringing the bells of Bethlehem a fading tradition - Washington Post

Posted: 23 Dec 2013 07:48 AM PST


Washington Post

Ringing the bells of Bethlehem a fading tradition
Washington Post
The Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox denominations at the Nativity church — each of which has its own set of bells — have switched to automatic bell-ringing. But there's something special about the traditional approach, said Jaraiseh, who uses both ...

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5 things to know after Panthers top Saints 17-13 - FOX 8 News WVUE-TV

Posted: 23 Dec 2013 06:38 AM PST


5 things to know after Panthers top Saints 17-13
FOX 8 News WVUE-TV
Church hopes to restore 160-year old bell tower · Church hopes to restore 160-year old bell tower. Members of St. Mary's Assumption are raising money to restore the church's bell tower.more>>. Members of St. Mary's Assumption are raising money to ...

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Church hopes to restore 160-year old bell tower - Bayoubuzz

Posted: 22 Dec 2013 07:57 PM PST


Church hopes to restore 160-year old bell tower
Bayoubuzz
"When the bells would ring or people would look at the clock and they could see what time it was, those were all ways for people to connect with feeling part of a neighborhood that has changed considerably many times over since the 1850s," says ...

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