Vera LLC, Voronezh
Also see how Vera cast a 35-ton great bell for St Sabbas Storozhevsky Monastery in Zvennigorod.
* This is the bell at St Savva-Storozhevsky Monastery in Zvennigorod.
** This bell was designed to replace the famous Tsarsky (Royal) Bell at Trinity-Sergius Lavra (see list of Great Bells). However, another foundry won the political competition (read the story), and its eventual placement is not yet decided.
Download all the sound files as a single .zip file here.
Please contact us. We can help you to determine your needs and the possibilities that would be best for your situation and within your budget.
All bells are cast with three oval medallion icons (choose from existing list) and a standard inscription ("Holy Holy Holy" in Greek, Slavonic, and English) around the shoulder of the bell. On bell No. 4 and larger you can add icons to the side field of the bell, and custom inscription to the skirt; for No. 4, this will cost an additional $200 if icon is in stock, or $500 if not. There is no charge, however, for custom icons and inscriptions on bells No. 5 and larger. Add time for custom work depending on complexity.
Choose the largest bell you want first, and then match a selection of smaller ones to it tone-wise, that 's easier to do than trying to start with the smallest. Choose any sequence in the same musical key.
It is recommended to include at least No. 4 with custom iconography and inscription for your parish. Consequently, bells No. 0-1-2-3-4 are a popular beginning set.
A set of 7 bells might include Nos. 1-2-3-4-5-7-10; a set of 9, Nos. 1-2-3-4-5-7-8-10-15.
Keep in mind that 50 donors can raise $6,000 in 6 months by contributing only $5 or about 2 lattes per week, even without any special memorial donations! In other words, for almost nothing you can order a basic set of Russias finest traditional bells in about 3 months with 50% down, and have them completely paid for by the time they arrive, some 3 to 6 months later.