The First Visit of Russian Delegation to Harvard in 2003

The first visit of the Russian delegation to Harvard University took place from December 4 to December 8, 2003. The delegation came to Harvard to discuss the possibility of returning St. Daniel’s bells to Russia. The parties held the first official talks and signed a Joint Statement. The Statement reflected the friendly atmosphere of the talks and demonstrated the Parties’ mutual goodwill. The first visit gave a start to an open and sincere dialogue, which grew into friendship and resulted in the decision on the exchange of bell ensembles.
The Senior bell-ringer of St. Daniel monastery hierodeacon Roman and Harvard students-klappermeisters. Fr. Superior of St. Daniel monastery archimandrite Alexy and Harvard representatives: Vice-President of Harvard University Mr. Alan Stone, Master of Lowell House Diana Eck and guests of honor.
Vice-President of Harvard University Mr. Alan Stone and Fr. Superior of St. Daniel monastery archimandrite Alexy. Presentation with memorable souvenirs. Klappermeister Alex Healy is rigning.
Lowell House library. The exposition of archival documents on the bells. Archimandrite Alexy writing down a visitor’s book in Massachusetts office.
The Senior bell-ringer of St. Daniel monastery hierodeacon Roman is ringing the church chimes. Klappermeister Aara Edwards is ringning.
The tower of Lowell House dormitory with the bells. Lowell House dormitory.