WAYMART : USA - PA

*Location:

   Millenium Belltower
   The Monastery of St.Tikhon of Zadonsk
     (Orthodox)
   St.Tikhon's Road (Hwy.3108)
     at Hetzel Road
   Waymart, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 41.51556, W 75.40193
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   The Monastery of St.Tikhon of Zadonsk
   175 St.Tikhon's Road
   Waymart, PA  18472
   T: (570)937-4067
   - or -
   St.Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary
   PO Box 130
   South Canaan, PA  18459
   T: (570)561-1818
   E: info@stots.edu

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Tower built 1988; bells installed 2005;
   zvon rigged June 2014.

*Technical data:

   Zvon of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     NONE  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 2014
     with bells made by an unknown maker in 2005
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  1 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:    3 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:   7 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  90%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2014
*Links:

On the monastery Website, a page about a Walking Tour has a map of the grounds, showing the original bell tower and the Millennium Belltower.  There is a contact Webform, but no email address.

An article about the seminary reports that it is the oldest operating Orthodox monastery in North America, and one of the three seminaries of the Orthodox Church in America.

ABA Forum article on the Bell Ringing System Installation

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to North American zvons.

Index to all tower bell instruments in PA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 31-Aug-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/08/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2014/08/07
*Photos:

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