sonorous' bell of all Russia is recast (35 tons)
One of our suppliers has cast a 35 metric (38.5 US) ton
bell to replace the festal blagovestnik of St Sabbas Storozhevsky
Monastery in Zvennigorod, for 350 years considered to be the most
sonorous in all of Russia. When the foundry was preparing to cast
the bell, two crosses of cloud appeared in the blue sky...
New Russian bells at Xeropotamou,
Pyatkov & Co. installed new bells at the historic monastery
of Xeropotamou, on Mount Athos. This monastery is not far from St
Panteleimon's (Russian) Monastery, whose bells are considered the
best on Mount Athos. So, when the fathers at Xeropotamou decided
to restore their zvonnitsa, they chose to set up their bells in
the Russian manner....
'Bells of repentance'
needed for Church-on-the-Blood
The Archbishop of Ekaterinburg has blessed us to help get bells
for a new church that will commemorate the murder of the Royal Family.
The church is to be consecrated on the anniversary of this event
this coming July. Pyatkov & Co., which is located near Ekaterinburg
and which has supplied bells for numerous of our clients, is casting
the bells. The
church needs your support....
donates bells to Philadelphia church
In the late 1800's, a Philadelphia shipyard built two of the largest
and most famous ships of the Russian Imperial Navy-- the Varjag,
whose heroic demise in the Russo-Japanese War is still the stuff
of legend in both Russia and Japan, and the Retvizan.
Pravda's advice on
where to by a church bell
The second All-Russian exhibition of bells opened in Yaroslavl.
The exhibition presents works of bell-founders from the Russian
cities of Voronezh, Tutayev, Kamensk-Uralsky, and Moscow [including,
among others, Pyatkov & Co., ZiL, and Vera
LLC, which are all represented in America by Blagovest Bells].
Pyatkov & Co. Putting
the Music Back in the Towers
When Leonid Brezhnev was buried back in 1982, the Kremlin ordered
every church bell in the country to be rung in remembrance. It would
have been impressive, if not for one thing: Most of the bells were
Russian Bells Hit High Notes at Church
Pyatkov Bells are Making News! Read about our exhibition of bells
at the XII All-American Council of the Orthodox Church in America
in this article from the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, Wednesday, July