Iconostasis

In Eastern Christianity an iconostasis (plural: iconostases) is a wall of icons and religious paintings, separating the nave from the sanctuary in a church. Iconostasis also refers to a portable icon stand that can be placed anywhere within a church. The iconostasis evolved from the Byzantine templon, a process complete by the fifteenth century. A...
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Iconostasis

A feature of the interior design of Eastern Christian churches. An iconostasis is a screen or partition, with doors and many tiers of icons, that separates the sanctuary (the area within which the clergy celebrates the Holy Mysteries), from the main body of the church (the area occupied by the congregation). Also see: chancel.
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iconostasis

iconostasis 1. In Eastern Christian churches, a screen or partition, with doors and many tiers of icons, that separates the sanctuary from the main body of the church. 2. The screen decorated with icons that divides the sanctuary from the nave of an Eastern Orthodox church.
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iconostasis

In Byzantine architecture and the Orthodox Church, a screen separating...
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iconostasis

In Byzantine architecture and the Orthodox Church, a screen separating the sanctuary (containing the altar) from the congregation in the nave of the church. It is pierced by three doors, and, since the 14th–15th centuries, serves as a stand for icons, large religious pictures of Jesus, Mary, and the apostles and saints. A row of smaller icons ......
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iconostasis

in Eastern Christian churches of Byzantine tradition, a solid screen of stone, wood, or metal, usually separating the sanctuary from the nave. The ... [8 related articles]
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iconostasis

screen or partition in Eastern churches with tiers of icons
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