CopticChurch.net Dictionary of Church Terms
Link to the dictionary http://copticchurch.net/topics/dictionary/index.php?a=list&d=1
Link to the term http://copticchurch.net/topics/dictionary/index.php?a=term&d=1&t=1013
Iconostasis (iconstand)
 •
It's called "Iconostasis," simply a wooden or a marble stand that holds the sanctified icons.

 •
It comprises three doors, the central or Royal Door admitting to the main altar.

 •
On the right side of the royal door is put our Lord's Icon, while on the opposite side we find the Virgin Mary's Icon.

 •
This Iconostasis reminds us of the saints and heavenly creatures who are present with us to participate in our praise of God.

© 2004 Webmaster

Powered by Glossword 1.7.0