What does Iconostasis mean in the Bible?


1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Iconostasis
(Greek: a picture screen)
The chief and most distinctive feature in most Eastern churches, consisting of a solid screen which divides the sanctuary from the body of the church, shutting off the altar from the worshippers. The central one of the three doors is the great royal door. A large cross is on top and there must be two pictures but there are often more. As the Gothic builders used the reredos to beautify the altar so the Eastern Church uses the ornamental screen in front. Its nearest approach in the West is the rood screen. Originally the Eastern churches had only a slight barrier between the altar and nave. The open form of screen which adorned Saint Sophia was copied by other churches. The present form of wall-like barrier was adopted gradually, not coming into general use until after the Council of Florence, 1438.

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Bema - (Greek: step) Originally any raised platform, then the platform in Roman basilicas containing the judges' seats; in the Greek Orthodox Church the space surrounding the Holy Table behind the Iconostasis or image screen
Icon - In churches, placed on the Iconostasis screen
Ambo - In the Russian Orthodox Church the ambo is a flight of stairs in front of the Iconostasis (picture screen in front of the sanctuary); in the cathedral churches the priest stands on the ambo in the middle of the nave during part of the service. In the Greek Catholic Church the ambo is a table in front of the Iconostasis, at which baptisms, confirmations, and marriages are celebrated
Architecture, Byzantine - At the eastern end was a projecting apse for the chancel and altar separated from the nave by the Iconostasis or screen; later a minor apse was placed at the eastern end of each aisle, and a narthex extended across the western front
Metal-Work in the Service of the Church - Silver was used for the Iconostasis, and lamps of gold, silver, and bronze illuminated the churches