The following 10 “main” icons are planned for my parish’s iconstasis. The vantage point is from the tetrapod facing towards the altar:
Royal Door Right: Theotokos, St. John, St. Luke (3 individual icons “stacked”)
Royal Door Left: Archangel Gabriel, St. Matthew, St. Mark (3 individual icons “stacked”)
Large Iconostasis #1 Right Lord Jesus Christ (closest to right royal door)
Large Iconostasis #2 Right Saint John the Forerunner
Large Iconostasis #3 Right Archangel Raphael (deacon’s door)
Large Iconostasis #4 Right Archangel Michael (furthest from right royal door)
Large Iconostasis #1 Left Theotokos (closest to left royal door)
Large Iconostasis #2 Left Icon of parish’s patron saint
Large Iconostasis #3 Left Saint Nicholas (deacon’s door)
Large Iconostasis #4 Left Archangel Gabriel (furthest from left royal door)
Are these legitimate AND good choices? Yes we have several other icons but I am most concerned about these 10 “main” icons. The Last Supper icon over the royal doors, the icon behind the altar and the much smaller icons above the aforementioned on the inconstasis seem OK.
Thanks for any insight.