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The icon screen (iconostasis) is important because it separates the main body of the church, the Nave (which represents the people on earth) from the holy of holies, the Altar (which represents heaven). The icon screen also has a curtain which represents the curtain that was in the Temple in Jerusalem.

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Iconostasis translates into Icon Screen. Most Orthodox households have some sort of Iconostasis where the family places icons, incense, and other religious items. Iconostasis is also the name for the icons in front of the altar in an Orthodox Church.

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By the icon screen (or iconostasis) which separates the main body of the church, the Nave (representing the people on earth) from the holy of holies, the Altar (representing heaven). The icon screen also has a curtain which represents the curtain that was in the Temple in Jerusalem.

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