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Chania-cathedral-iconostasis

 

The iconostasis (or templon) is the barrier separating the nave from the sanctuary containing the altar in the Orthodox Church. Only ordained clergy can pass through the door into the sanctuary.

 

Chania-cathedral-iconostasis

 

The iconostasis (or templon) is the barrier separating the nave from the sanctuary containing the altar in the Orthodox Church. Only ordained clergy can pass through the door into the sanctuary.

 

comments (10)

nice one Tom. Makes me want to go through the door and wait for the lightning strike ..smile
Tom Wilson: As no doubt it would, Rob smile
As you have said Tom, very blingy...
Tom Wilson: Very different from the parish churches in the UK smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 1 Aug 2018, 03:51
very unusual
Tom Wilson: Yes - not at all like the sects of Western Christendom.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 1 Aug 2018, 06:12
Odd for us, no worshippers at the altar
Tom Wilson: Yes, a different ritual altogether.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 1 Aug 2018, 06:23
Lovely silver reliefs there Tom.
Tom Wilson: It's one of the ways they present icons in the Orthodox church.
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 1 Aug 2018, 07:12
Gold and silver. Churches like these are like museums to us, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Rather different from the Protestant restraint of Northern Europe!
I was thinking the same as Rob!
Tom Wilson: A pair of infidels!
It is sumptuously decorated.
Tom Wilson: It is indeed.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Aug 2018, 14:37
Oh well, then I was naughty to step through the door in an orthodox church in Israel. But there was no-one about to knock my knuckles.
Tom Wilson: And I assume that you were lucky enough not to be spiritually scarred by the occasion! smile
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