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WHAT DOES ICONOSTASES MEAN IN ENGLISH?
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 direct comparison for the function of the main iconostasis can be made to the layout of the great Temple in Jerusalem. That Temple was designed with three parts. The holiest and inner-most portion was that where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. This portion, the Holy of Holies, was separated from the second larger part of the building's interior by a curtain, the "veil of the temple". Only priests were allowed to enter the Holy of Holies. The third part was the entrance court. This architectural tradition for the two main parts can be seen carried forward in Christian churches and is still most demonstratively present...
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ICONOSTASES» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «iconostases» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «iconostases» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about iconostases
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ICONOSTASES»
Discover the use of iconostases in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to iconostases and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Icon and Devotion: Sacred Spaces in Imperial Russia
By the second half of the 16th century, multi-tiered iconostases were appearing in
Rus, and not only in the churches, but in homes as well. These so-called '
domestic iconostases' were in the form of folding panels. Their iconographic ...
Oleg Tarasov, 2004
carved wooden iconostases in the 17th and 18th century During the 17th century
the tradition of carving in Macedonia continued, but not on the same scale as in
the 16th century. Political and economic circumstances in Macedonia at that time
Dimitar Ḱornakov, 1987
The Post-Byzantine iconostases from the Balkans never gained the scale and
complexity of Russian iconostases. During the Turkish period a number of
centers which produced certain types of carved iconostases existed in the
Serbian Icons from Bosnia-Herzegovina: Sixteenth Century to ...
Marble was still used, but iconostases in masonry and wood, which until that time
had been used in the provinces, now appeared more frequently in the centers. In
the post- Byzantine period, wood became by far the most frequently used ...
Svetlana Rakić, 2000
Russian Orthodoxy on the Eve of Revolution
47 The iconostasis was one of themost characteristic features of Russian
Orthodox church architecture. Because many chapels didnot have an altar space,
believers often erected chapel iconostases in front ofthe main wallof the chapel (
Vera Shevzov, 2003
The Rites of Eastern Christendom
667), describing the horrors of the Ruthenian persecution at the hands of Tsar
Nicholas I, writes as if the restoration of the iconostases by the Orthodox was a
crime of the first magnitude. He says that in the years 1834-1837 the "barrier of
Archdale King, 2007
Natalia Shelikhova: Russian Oligarch of Alaska Commerce
In regard to churches, it is desired that the local church and the traveling church
be built during the winter on Kodiak Island, following the wishes of my husband
who has donated iconostases for two churches. These iconostases, Father ...
Dawn Lea Black, Alexander Petrov, 2010
Russian Orthodoxy on the Eve of Revolution
... The iconostasis was one of the most characteristic features of Russian
Orthodox church architecture. Because many chapels did not have an altar space
, believers often erected chapel iconostases in front of the main wall of the chapel
Vera Shevzov Associate Professor in the Department of Religion and Biblical Literature Smith College, 2003
“The iconostases are breathtaking in their height and gilding. The magnificent
large altar doors are carved in the round and gilded.” Iconostases were erected
in both stone and wooden churches, both large and small; a humble wooden ...
Lyudmila Milyayeva, 2014
Cross and Kremlin: A Brief History of the Orthodox Church in ...
After the victory of the icons, the iconostases became higher and higher; some of
them go up to the ceiling of the church. Frequently, they are no longer simply
wooden walls but edifices built within edifices, some built with marble. In addition
Thomas Bremer, 2013
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ICONOSTASES»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term iconostases is used in the context of the following news items.
Belarus' longest Kupala belt to be presented at Alexandria Gathers …
Shklov was famous for its woodcutters who were skilled in making iconostases for churches in Moscow and Smolensk. Alexandria was famous ... «Belarus News, Mar 15»
Visiting the Poganovo Monastery of St John the Theologian
The slots of the frescoed cupola allows some light to shine onto the17th iconostases which separate the church's central chapel from the nave. «Novinite.com, Mar 15»
The Forgotten City of Russia: Suzdal
Some of the best iconostases in Suzdal are here as well. (Photo : Flicker ). In Suzdal the streets are lined with brightly painted, little wooden ... «TravelersToday, Nov 14»
Al-Nadara valley, a magnificent site narrating Syria's deep-rooted …
The wooden iconostases found inside the church are decorated with impressive carvings and are magnificent pieces of art. The monastery's gold-plated icons ... «Syrian Radio & TV Online, Aug 14»
Catherine Merridale's award-winning Red Fortress: The Secret …
As our tour took in more churches, more forlorn iconostases, and chambers unlit and uncanny in their emptiness, I discovered that the same ... «The Independent, May 14»
"Manicure Lady," ca. 1917, oil on canvas by Nicolai Fechin
Fechin was born in Kazan, Russia, the son of an artisan-carpenter who made and installed iconostases (holy images) in city and country ... «taosnews, Apr 14»
How Do I Tell My Russian Host Family I'm a Jew?
My eyes had to adjust to the low light as they traced the iconostases several dozen feet up into the cathedral's gloomy cupolas. Elderly women ... «Jewish Daily Forward, Mar 14»
Serge Poliakoff, « lion chasse seul »
... faire qu'un, avec Composition mural (1967), on est là propulsé dans l'ambiance des églises moscovites de l'enfance et de ses iconostases. «Le Magazine Littéraire, Jan 14»
Roizman to Be Questioned in Cathedral Damage Case
With Roizman's help the northern and southern iconostases were repaired and work on the central iconostasis was begun. "These works can ... «The Moscow Times, Oct 13»
Paul Mathis's new letter: The the or not the the, that is the question
... that brought God from heaven to earth behind gilt iconostases in the dimness of incense smoke glowing with the light of beeswax tapers. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 13»
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