- It's called "Iconostasis," simply a wooden or a marble stand that holds the sanctified icons.It comprises three doors, the central or Royal Door admitting to the main altar.On the right side of the royal door is put our Lord's Icon, while on the opposite side we find the Virgin Mary's Icon.This Iconostasis reminds us of the saints and heavenly creatures who are present with us to participate in our praise of God.
Dictionary of church terms. — St. GEORGE'S COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH SPORTING - ALEXANDRIA EGYPT. Fr. Tadros Yacoub Maiaty.