A screen, ornately decorated with paintings of icons, that separates the clergy from the masses in an Orthodox church. Only the clergy are allowed behind the screen.
Iconostasis Term Timeline in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
The timeline below shows where the term Iconostasis appears in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7. Extreme Remedies
...church to apologize to Father Arsenios, but Arsenios refuses to come out from behind the iconostasis. He insists he doesn't feel well, so Velisarios apologizes and goes to fetch Dr. Iannis.... (full context)