Are You Still Hearing Church Bells Every Morning?

@ilocosboy (33256)
Philippines
November 28, 2017 3:24pm CST
Your answer would be YES, if... 1. You are living in the Philippines 2. You are living near the Catholic church And your answer would NO, if... ...You are not living near the church. And your answer would be MAYBE, if... ...You can only hear them during Christmas season. In my place, San Esteban, the church never fail to ring the church bell at exactly 5 o clock in the morning. No morning would be pass without ringing from Monday to Sunday. No it didn't wake me up because I used to the sound now. But some people here serve the church bell ring as alarm clock. From a distance its a nice sound to hear, as our favorite song says... Silver bells, silver bells Its Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling, hear them ring Soon it will be CHRISTMAS DAY.
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@louievill (16346)
• Philippines
28 Nov
The Catholic church in our place only plays music when it's the start of the midnight masses during Christmas season, it's a newer structure unlike ancient Catholic churches in our country that have high and large belfry towers.
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
The good thing about ilocos is that most of the churches and belfry were never changed though they're rehabilitated
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@louievill (16346)
• Philippines
29 Nov
@ilocosboy I know, because your place is a very old settlement, I think I told you before that some of my ancestors from my father's side were from your province, Narvacan in particular. Our subdivision in Las Pinas is very new, it was settled only in the late 60s from a converted rice field.
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Maybe its good once in while you visit our place.
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@MALUSE (32698)
• Denmark
28 Nov
I've lived very near a school, a Catholic and a Protestant church for 40+ years. If asked I'd say that the bells ring occasionally. Truth is they ring regularly. But the noise drifts into the subconscious and I don't *hear* it anymore.
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Just like me, seems like it's only this morning that I heard the church bell rang again though it never miss every morning
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• Philippines
29 Nov
i think it's the same with smell. on my 2nd visit to a new spa here, i told the owner that i really love how fragrant it is inside and she confessed that she cannot smell it. maybe because she and her staff have become used to it.
@MALUSE (32698)
• Denmark
29 Nov
@hereandthere That must be the same phenomenon.
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@JudyEv (100470)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov
One of the things we loved in France was hearing the church bells. Some rang for the Angelus and others rang at different times but they always sounded lovely.
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Some churches here rang it every hour and then the angelus. Some people in the community don't like it because there are other religions too.
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@JudyEv (100470)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Nov
@ilocosboy In Australia in some areas there would be lots of complaints about the ringing of bells.
@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Few people are complaining here, only when its too early, lets say 4am.
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@allen0187 (27400)
• Philippines
28 Nov
Back when I was living near a church, I'd hear the church bells every morning.
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
28 Nov
It never fail to ring here every morning, until now
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@YrNemo (8472)
28 Nov
Not come from the Philippines, but I did live in a very religious village once as a child. Yes, the whole village relied on the local Church bells as an alarm clock. (Three round of bells ringing suddenly often meant some villager just departed.)
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
I think its a helpful thing the bell ring every morning.
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@YrNemo (8472)
29 Nov
@ilocosboy (Sunday was hard though, the bells dinged donged throughout the day, almost for this or that mass...)
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Yeah, so many ringing in Sundays.
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@averygirl72 (13731)
• Philippines
29 Nov
That's nice to know. I wake up at 5 am it's a good alarm clock for me. The chapel near our house don't use a church bell
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Its been a practice in my place to ring that bell at 5am, some church do it every hour
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@sol_cee (13566)
• Japan
28 Nov
Does a hunchback ring the bell?
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
its the chapel boy that rang it every morning
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
28 Nov
If I go to the park in the mornings they trying to Bells every hour on the hour
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
28 Nov
Some churches do that, every hour.
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@Emmlex1000 (1509)
• Lagos, Nigeria
28 Nov
It is better to encourage your faith
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
28 Nov
This tradition of morning bell ringing is actually for the purpose of keeping the people of their faith.
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@ridingbet (37892)
• Philippines
29 Nov
there is a distant bell tolling every Sunday. i thought that is from our chapel here in my barangay.
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
If its every morning it must be from chapel
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@ridingbet (37892)
• Philippines
29 Nov
@ilocosboy hahaha! but near our house about 20 meters only is a 'chapel' of the Born Again Christian, and about 500 meters far, is another chapel of a religious denomination wherein there is a statue of a bishop.
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
I'm certain the nearest dont ring the bell but that 500 meters will surely ring its bell
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@Shivram59 (278)
29 Nov
@ilocosboy Church is far away from my place.I hear bells ringing at a temple just behindon't my house.
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Sometimes a sound from a distance seems magical
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3 Dec
@ilocosboy Exactly,and more so if it is coming from a temple or church.
@JustBhem (22370)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Nov
Yes, I am still hearing that.
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Hmm, you are near the church.
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@JustBhem (22370)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Nov
@ilocosboy Yes, walking distance from where we live.
@prashu228 (22839)
• India
29 Nov
No we don't hear any such thing here
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Yeah I understand that, we have different religion
@rina110383 (23048)
29 Nov
Yes, I still hear them in the morning.
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Wow, you must be living the church, that's nice.
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@Freelanzer (6459)
• Canada
29 Nov
There is something so special about the sound of church bells ringing at the same time every day
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Some of these churches have been doing this for more than 400 years.
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@jstory07 (58305)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Nov
I hear no church bells where I live. Do you like hear the church bells?
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@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Its like I've been usedto the ringing, I only notice it once in a while.
@kepweng (6325)
8 Dec
nice are you Irratated beacuse of the bell loud noise?
@ilocosboy (33256)
• Philippines
8 Dec
We are used to it