Since ancient times Christians have prayed, turning to the East. Therefore decided to equip the iconostasis in the Eastern side room of the house. If the layout of the room does not allow it, select the next to the East corner or wall. Following the godly traditions, they should not be absolutized. Some of the icons are allowed to be placed on other sides of the house, that the spirit of Holy images have always supported us and adjusted on positive emotions. The altar on the East side built Orthodox churches.
The main thing - that before the "red corner" was enough free space to commit the common prayer of the whole family. It is desirable for the iconostasis to allocate a roomy shelf. If it will not fit all the icons, the other to hang on any wall. Wrong will place the icons in the book or other cabinets as there should not be foreign objects. Icons can serve as interior decoration.
Of course, that each house should be icons of Jesus Christ and mother of God. The icon of the Savior, place right, left – the icon of the virgin. It is also important to observe the principle of hierarchy. Any icon should not be placed above the icons of the Trinity, of our Savior, mother of God and the apostles. It is desirable that the iconostasis is crowned with the Christian cross.
Icons you can have in the dining room, where lunch households that before the meal was to pray to God for daily bread, and after dinner – to thank. Above the entrance to the home traditionally post the icon of the blessed virgin.
Among the icons should not be artistic paintings and engravings of biblical scenes, which a priori are not canonical icons. Accordingly, there is no place for images of monks, elders and priests, even enumerated by the Church to sainthood. They can be placed elsewhere.
Icons in the house. Home decoration with icons from ancient times was one of the main customs of the Russian people. Today faith back to the people, and with it reverence for the icon. There is an unspoken list of icons that need to have a home. First and foremost, we are talking about the icons of the Saviour and mother of God.
A man in the temple praying before the Holy icons. Should do this at home. Before every house the Russian people were icons in the red corner. But in the era of "red corners" people have tried to erase even the memory of the Church, few survived and the memory of what icons need to have in the house and how they should be placed. Where to place icons at home? In a free and accessible place.