The iconostas is literally the “stand of icons” that rise up at the front of the nave, separating it from the sanctuary. Our icons are described as theology in color or windows to heaven because of the reality they make present to us. We easterners like our icons so much that we needed to build a wall to put them in. This wall came to be known as the iconostas. In it are three sets of doors: the holy doors in the center, the north deacon’s door to the congregation’s left, and the south deacon’s door to the congregation’s right.
Our iconostas was beautifully designed and carved by Dallas native Jim Campbell. It stands about ten feet high and spans about 30 feet wide. It houses 13 icons which were written by Michael Kapeluck. The scrollwork design is accentuated by gold-leaf grapes, symbolic of the Eucharist.