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    Default Why Would Church Bells Ring at Midnight?

    Just a little while ago, I went outside for a smoke ...

    Church bells were ringing .. and rang for a good five minutes ...

    Based on the way the wind was blowing, and where the churches are in my neighborhood, I'm guessing it was a Greek Orthodox Church ...

    Any ideas on what would be the reason for midnight bells?

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    Today, April 23, Orthodox Christians observe Pascha (Easter).

    http://www.wfn.org/2006/04/msg00127.html

    Pascha (Easter) will be celebrated on April 23 this year by over 250 million Orthodox Christians worldwide. Holy Week will commence on Palm Sunday, April 16.

    The Orthodox date for Easter is based on a decree of the Council of Nicaea, Asia Minor, held in 325 A.D. According to this decree, Easter must be celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon of the vernal equinox but always after the Hebrew Passover to maintain the Biblical sequence of events of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. The Orthodox Christian churches have adhered strictly to this formula, but the Easter of other Christian churches is not necessarily preceded by the Passover.
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    Thank you, Happy!

    Then I wasn't just imagining things ...

    I stood for the longest time, cuz it seemed so unusual, and I almost didn't post to ask (didn't want to appear too old and twitchy) ...

    And Happy Easter to my Orthodox neighbors!!!


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    You're welcome.

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    They do that on my birthday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parklane64
    They do that on my birthday.
    "Music, even in situations of the greatest horror,
    should never be painful to the ear
    but should flatter and charm it,
    and thereby always remain music."

    - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -

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