Altarpiece - the new ICONOSTASIS The altar is where we come to perform a ritual, to honor something which is greater than ourselves. Themed on religion, an altarpiece refers to a piece of artwork, placed on or behind the altar of a Christian Church. It stands like a frame behind the altar for the purpose of education and adornment. What is an ICONOSTASIS ? it is meant to be a visual learning tool for understanding our life of Prayer. Architectural structure of the ... Read More about What is an ICONOSTASIS ?
Christian Icons in Byzantine Egypt In Byzantine Egypt, Christian concepts and ideals became steadily integrated into the daily lives of its citizens. Evidence supporting this includes a number of encaustic panel paintings unearthed, depicting early Christian symbols and imagery especially Byzantine Christian Angels. In Medieval times however, encaustic reliefs were typically associated with portable objects. Since Christian missionaries were constantly traveling, they required smaller ... Read More about Byzantine Christian Angels