Iconography in Monastery's Chapel

DSCN0331The royal doors of the church's iconostasis were written (hand painted) by the sisters of the Monastery through the gracious generosity of a donor, who wishes to remain anonymous for the glory of God.

DSCN0334The icon depicted is the Annunciation of the Theotokos, when the Archangel Gabriel announced to the Theotokos that she shall conceive Christ through the grace of the Holy Spirit. Above the Theotokos and the Archangel Gabriel are the Prophets David and Isaiah holding scrolls with prophecies from the Old Testament related to the event.

The icon of the Annunciation is traditionally the icon depicted on the royal doors in all Orthodox churches.