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A Sanctus bell is a small bell usually suspended in a bell-cot at the apex of the nave roof, over the chancel arch, in medieval churches. In modern parlance, it usually refers to a hand-held bell or set of bells (usually three). The name is derived from its use at the singing of the sanctus during the Eucharistic Prayer. The bells are also rung at the elevation of the host and chalice during the Eucharistic Prayer, to signal the faithful to come forward to receive the sacred elements, and at other times. It is also called the Mass bell, sacring bell, saints' bell, and sance-bell. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... In Roman Catholicism, a small bell placed on the credence or in some other convenient place on the epistle side of the altar. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... Sanctus is the Latin word for holy, and is the name of an important hymn of Christian liturgy. ... Then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Benedict XVI) presiding at the 2005 Easter Vigil Mass. ... Chalice For the Gothic Metal band, see Chalice (band) A chalice (from Latin calix, cup) is a goblet intended to hold drink. ...
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At Rome the Sanctus is described in "Ordo Rom.", I, as "hymnus angelicus, id est Sanctus" (P. It is sung by the regionary subdeacons (ib.).
The ringing of a bell at the Sanctus is a development from the Elevation bell; this began in the Middle Ages.
It may be noticed that of the many chants of the Sanctus in the Gradual the simple one only (for ferias of Advent and Lent, requiems and the blessing of palms) continues the melody of the Preface and so presumably represents the same musical tradition as our Preface tone.
After the disastrous fire in Speldhurst Church in 1791, enough bell metal was recovered to cast one new bell, but the parishioners missed their old peal of six and so, in 1847, they set about collecting voluntary contributions.
A bell was cast from the metal of the melted bells byThomas Mears.
Sanctusbell cast by Mears and Stainbank and hung for swing chiming in the intermediate chamber.
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