Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Canopy, originally a mosquito net (Greek conops, a gnat); hence its support overhanging the bed. Ecclesiastically, it means the covering of an altar, throne, or tomb. In architecture it is applied also to ornamental projections over doors and windows. There are richly carved and ornamented canopies in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles.

“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
1 Peter 3:15