One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bell rung in some Christian churches at certain points during the Mass or Eucharist, especially at the elevation of the consecrated elements.
- ‘The Girls Friendly Society donated a Madonna, and a sacring bell was given by Mr Clem Rutter.’
- ‘Also in the ringing room is the small Sanctus or Sacring bell which was rung as "The Parson's Bell" by the priest or one of "The Blackcoats" for early services.’
- ‘Often the external bell (the sacring bell) is sounded as described by Terry Delaney during the Canon of the Mass.’
- ‘In the image of the mass, the priest elevates the host, an attendant rings the sacring bell, and two persons peek over the edge of the parclose.’
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