A Way to the Royal Doors - Interior of Holy Spirit Church
«A Way to the Royal Doors - Interior of Holy Spirit Church»
Interior of the church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles built by Pskov craftsmen in 1476. This church is on the second place by age after Trinity church on the grounds of Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra (high rank monastery) in Sergiev Posad. Interior of the church of Holy Ghost belongs to later period. The Royal Doors (also called the Holy Doors) are located in the middle of the first tier (Sovereign Raw) of iconostasis (icon screen) and represent gates into the Heavens. On these doors are places icons of Annunciation (Archangel Michael and Virgin Mary) and four evangelists (Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John). Above the Holy Doors "The Mystical Supper" is placed, it is the symbol of the mystery of the Holy Eucharist.
Photo #027 taken on August 27, 2012 during countryside tour to Holy Trinity monastery in Sergiev Posad with Allen and Leann Almquist from USA.