11 – Church bells and processions

11. From the Book of NUMBERS

Fancy letter The Lord said to Moses: “Make two trumpets of hammered silver, and use them for calling the community together and for having the camps set out. When both are sounded, the whole community is to assemble before you at the entrance to the tent of meeting. If only one is sounded, the leaders—the heads of the clans of Israel—are to assemble before you. When a trumpet blast is sounded, the tribes camping on the east are to set out. At the sounding of a second blast, the camps on the south are to set out. The blast will be the signal for setting out. To gather the assembly, blow the trumpets, but not with the signal for setting out.

“The sons of Aaron, the priests, are to blow the trumpets. This is to be a lasting ordinance for you and the generations to come. When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the Lord your God and rescued from your enemies. Also at your times of rejoicing—your appointed festivals and New Moon feasts—you are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, and they will be a memorial for you before your God. I am the Lord your God.”

NUM 10, 1-3


11.  Church bells and processions


I have ordered Moses to make two silver trumpets, which will be convoking the Israelites to set off on their way, to the place of destination. The sound of trumpets was to remind Me that I have chosen this people Myself, I called it and promised to protect it from the enemy. Daughter, realize that every ringing of the bell reminds Me today of this once made promise. Every time when fear overtakes you, the sound of bells summons My care and protection against all enemies. (…)

Write that each procession is an image of this first path, the path towards the liberation of the body. Today it has grown to its proper measure; it is the path of liberation of the human spirit. I set out Myself on this path together with My beloved people, among the toll of bells and little bells, among the singing and the smell of incense. Let it be for you a lofty moment, because every procession is a convocation of today’s Israel to rise from its comfortable resting place and to set off on its way.



Translated from: Orędzia o czci i kulcie Boga, Grzechynia 2018, p. 83-89