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The Bell Tower in St. Catherine's Monastery

Built in 1871, the bell tower contains nine bells of different sizes that were a gi ft of the Czars of Russia. The tower itself was built by a monastery monk named Gregorius.

The Bell Tower in St. Catherine's Monastery

Built in 1871, the bell tower contains nine bells of different sizes that were a gi ft of the Czars of Russia. The tower itself was built by a monastery monk named Grcgorius. The bells continue to be rung for services on Sundays and feast-days, whereas the w;ooden semantron (also known as talanton), which predate the bells, is struck for Vespers and Matins. 

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