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Evening Bells: A Call to Prayer with Jesus

Evening Bells: A Call to Prayer with Jesus

A church bell is rung to signify the hour or the time for worshippers to stop and pray. In many Catholic churches, the ringing of a church bell for the Angelus prayer, morning, midday and evening, is called the Angelus bell.
 

Morning, noon and evening bells were influenced by the Jewish practice of praying to the Lord three times a day. This practice is found in the Old Testament; for example in Psalm 55:17, which suggests "praying, morning, noon and evening," and in Daniel 6:10 (Daniel prayed three times a day).

Evening bells are still a common way for all the faithful to stop their busy lives for a moment to say a prayer, and remember the thought of Isaiah: “Be still, and know that I am God.”

When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” (Lk 23:32)

 

 


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