iconostasis


iconostasis

< /ˌaɪ kəˈnɒs təˌsiz/. Eastern Church.

  1. a partition or screen on which icons are placed, separating the sanctuary from the main part of the church.

noun plural iconostases (ˌaɪkəʊˈnɒstəˌsiːz, aɪˈkɒnəˌstæsɪz)

  1. Eastern Churches a screen with doors and icons set in tiers, which separates the bema (sanctuary) from the nave

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