Iconostasis

Welcome to the newest feature on this blog. Admittedly, it’s a bit of an experiment on my part.

I have long admired the great icon walls, each called an iconostas or iconostasis, of the Eastern Christian traditions. The closest I’ve seen in western churches to an iconostasis is at the Church of Our Saviour in New York City, where one is greeted by a 28-foot-high mural of Christ Ruler of All, or in Greek, Christos Pantokrator. This central icon is surrounded by several smaller icons of saints. The Church of Our Saviour was one of many churches in which Mass was celebrated during the 2007 Holy See Mission to the United Nations Seminar in which I participated as a student delegate.

Anyway, I hope that this will be an opportunity for viewers of this blog to contribute their favourite icon images to the construction of a “blog iconostasis” here. JPEG (.jpg) format images are preferable. Probably the easiest way to upload them would be from a Yahoo Flickr account.

God Bless all,

Warren

Transfiguration by wschmidt_1822.

Transfiguration, Windsor, ON, Canada

Transfiguration of Jesus, OConnor House, Windsor, Canada

Transfiguration of Jesus, O'Connor House, Windsor, Canada

Ascension of Jesus, OConnor House, Windsor, Canada

Ascension of Jesus, O'Connor House, Windsor, Canada

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