The Temple is a wooden or marble structure which separates the main church and the Holy Step with three gates, the Central or Royal Doors and the North and the South or the Deacons's Doors.
After the Iconoclasm, the hitherto low Temple evolved into the high Temple as we know it today, with large icons placed next to each other. In particular, at the top of the Temple is the icon of Christ, the Virgin Mary, St. John the Baptist, the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and the icon of the Patron Saint of the temple.
Its symbolism is attributed to the Christian continuity by the veil of the Temple in Jerusalem which was torn by the death of Christ.
The Ecclesiastical Temples of our collection are wood-carved constructions, with elaborate designs of the Christian faith and tradition. They are carved with detail and dexterity to decorate any Holy Temple.
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"...I would like to let you know that I have received the icons today. Very few words can describe my awe at these venerable creations. I don't feel that my home deserves them and that they will find a better place in church. However I cannot think of any better legacy that I would one day leave to my family. Many thanks to you and, your Iconographers and crafts men who worked so hard to make them. May the Lord bless your lives...."
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