Public service begins 12:30 p.m. EDT
A mysterious discovery at Pittsburgh’s Trinity Cathedral will be made public as Episcopal Bishop Dorsey McConnell blesses and rededicates the century-old bells in the cathedral tower. Not long after the 10-bell set was refurbished with hi-tech controls and safety mounts, an 11th bell was discovered in an unopened crate deep in the recesses of the cathedral basement. It appears to have been there for nearly 100 years and there are no records of its intended use. This new bell will be blessed and rung, along with the existing bells, in an outdoor service. At its conclusion, as the tower bells peal, churches downtown and throughout the Episcopal Diocese will ring their bells in unison.
Participants in the service include pastors of all five Christian denominations with churches in downtown Pittsburgh. The service is open to the public.