Posted by kvolk on June 14th, 2006
The most beautiful part of our trip was when I listened the bells at the Andreyev Monastery. When we first visited the Monastery, Father Boris, with whom we ate lunch, arranged for the bells to be rung just for us and mostly for Dr. Medvedkov who loves the bells most among us. I will never forget how she became so excited and proud when she learned that the bell ringer had a PHD in Geography. The bell tower is located in the middle of the monastery. It is possible to reach to bells by climbing a set of old and narrow spiral stairs. The special part about bell ringing is that the pure and natural sound really touches the soul. I will say we were very lucky to listen that talented musician and geographer. I bought a CD of the bells to remember that beautiful Sunday we spent there with Father Boris in one of the prettiest regions of Moscow, right by the river. In that wonderful environment we learned about Russia’s religious life from a first-hand experience, and we found peace under the holy bells.