The liturgical hall of a church is the space between the façade and the presbytery. In the hall, the faithful attend the services and the religious rite. It can be at a lower level than the chancel through the use of steps or it can be separated by a balustrade. In churches of the Greek rite or even in those of Byzantine derivation, the two spaces, one of the visible and the other of the invisible, were often separated by the iconostasis, a sort of dividing wall decorated with icons. In Monreale, in fact, there was an iconostasis which was permanently removed in 1658.