Since we are a people of senses, sounds are important in our worship, whether in the quiet of the moment, the singing of a congregation, or the sound of the organ. The sound of bells does add to the reverence and the solemnity of the Mass. Most importantly, they highlight in a sensible way the sacred action taking place on the altar. Therefore, we have a tradition that is not only practical but also beautiful.
This exquisite set of altar bells is available as a pair of 4-bell sets. The 4 bells in each set are harmonically tuned to produce an exquisite and sublime sound at the most sacred and solemn moments during the celebration of the Eucharist. While sold in pairs, these altar bells can also be purchased individually on request.
Solid Brass Forged in Germany
These exquisite altar bells are cast from solid brass in a bronze foundry in Germany. The quality of workmanship, noble composition, and aesthetic depth of these altar bells make a fitting complement to the solemnity and mystery of the Eucharist.
Why Altar Bells?
Altar bells are primarily used to create a joyful noise to the Lord as a way to give thanks for the miracle of our salvation celebrated taking place at the altar during the Eucharist. Altar bells also help to focus the attention of all in attendance to call them to active and conscious participation in the celebration of the Eucharist, especially during the Eucharistic prayer. In the Tridentine Mass, the Missale Romanum, promulgated in 1570 by Pope Pius V, prescribed the ringing of a bell at both the Sanctus and the consecration. When Pope Paul VI issued the revisions to the Mass, the practice of ringing a bell was retained as an option.