The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Section of Western Crosswise Nave. West View

The Prepared Throne. The Last Judgement

Dionisy's frescoes. The Prepared Throne. The Last Judgement

Etimasia (in Greek ‘prepared throne’), the throne prepared for the second coming of Christ who will judge the living and the dead (Psalms 9:5-8). There is Christ’s shroud, the cross, the tools of the Passions and the open New Testament, the book of life (Revelation 5) on the throne. Under the throne there are righteous souls in the hands of God and the scales measuring human deeds: “But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of death shall not touch them” (Book of Wisdom: 3:1)