Works at National Cathedral’s iconostasis to be completed by November 1

The works at the mosaic iconostasis of the Romanian People’s Salvation Cathedral will be completed by November 1, Trinitas TV reports.

The Romanian Patriarchate’s Church Painting Committee analysed Friday the stage of the works at the Cathedral’s iconostasis and announced their completion within one month.

Artists began applying mosaic icons on the iconostasis at the end of June 2018.

The mosaic covers almost 408 m2.

The mosaic-covered iconostasis will be blessed at the National Cathedral’s consecration ceremony that will be led by His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on November 25.

‘There will be a total of 45 icons on four rubrics,’ patriarchal adviser Vasile Cracaoanu said.

The National Cathedral, to be dedicated to the Ascension of Christ and St. Andrew, is popularly known as the People’s Salvation Cathedral.

It will be the patriarchal cathedral for the Romanian Orthodox Church and the tallest Orthodox Church in the world (433 ft. high).

The new church is designed to hold 6,000 worshipers—more than ten times the current cathedral.

The six-day manifestation dedicated to the consecration of Romania’s National Cathedral will be the main event marking the 1918 Great Union Centennial this year.

Photo: Trinitas TV

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