location across the altar of a chapel for clergy and choir; usually enclosed by a lattice or railing
- A platform where speakers resolved an assembly.
- That part of an early on Christian church which was set aside for the higher clergy; the inner or east area of the chancel.
- Erroneously: A pulpit.
bema [sanctuary in Orthodox churches]
(letter.) A platform that speakers resolved an assembly.
- (letter.) That section of an earlier Christian chapel that was set aside the higher clergy; the inner or east the main chancel.
- (letter.) Erroneously: A pulpit.
Thick, and at the angles of an inscribed octagon are chapels formed in the thickness of the wall, and roofed with wagon-headed vaults visible on the exterior; the eastern chapel, however, is enlarged and developed into a bema and apse projecting beyond the circle, and the western and southern chapels constitute the two entrances of the building.