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i·co·nos·ta·sis

 (ī′kə-nŏs′tə-sĭs)
n. pl. i·co·nos·ta·ses (-sēz′)
The screen decorated with icons that divides the sanctuary from the nave of an Eastern Orthodox church.

[From Medieval Greek eikonostasion, shrine : eikono-, icono- + Greek stasis, a standing; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

iconostasis

(ˌaɪkəʊˈnɒstəsɪs) or

iconostas

n, pl iconostases (ˌaɪkəʊˈnɒstəˌsiːz; aɪˈkɒnəˌstæsɪz)
(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) Eastern Churches a screen with doors and icons set in tiers, which separates the bema (sanctuary) from the nave
[C19: Church Latin, from Late Greek eikonostasion shrine, literally: area where images are placed, from icono- + histanai to stand]

i•co•nos•ta•sis

(ˌaɪ kəˈnɒs tə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
a partition or screen on which icons are placed, separating the sanctuary from the main part of an Eastern church.
[1825–35; < Medieval Greek]
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Its masters made numerous iconostases in Macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia and even Russia.
The wooden iconostases found inside the church are decorated with impressive carvings and are magnificent pieces of art.
Perhaps he even wanted to restore the Byzantine rite in all its beauty, with stunning churches, gold plated icon and iconostases, beautiful hymns and the liturgy sung in the vernacular, very much like the Eastern Church.
The room will showcase icons related to iconostases (or altar screen decorated with icons) in the museum collection, including a mid-1500s "Festival Row" deesis, a large scale "Mother of God," circa mid-1600s, a masterpiece "Not Made By Hands," circa mid-1500s, which would have capped the crest of an iconostasis wall, and a number of significant, new, folding iconostases used by priests visiting ill parishioners in outlying regions, distant from churches and in need of spiritual succor.