Pantocrator, "almighty," is one of the many names of God used in the Bible. It refers to Christ as Sabaoth, "Lord of Hosts," the ruler of all, and the sustainer of the universe. This image of Christ is the most widely-used subject in all of Orthodox Christianity, appearing on the domes and iconostases of churches, as well as on panel icons in homes and chapels everywhere.
The Lord appears serious, sometimes even stern, but dispassionate as the eternal God. His right hand is raised in a gesture of blessing. As the Word Incarnate, He holds a Gospel book. When the book is open, it signifies Christ as the Teacher; when it is closed, He is the Judge, with the final verdict known only to Himself.
This famous icon of our God and Savior Jesus Christ is from the 12th-century Hilander Monastery, a Serbian monastery on the Holy Mountain of Athos in Greece.
All prayer corners need this one
Posted by Daren Fliflet on Jan 20th 2017
Christ was not some glorify hippy, he is our king. This depiction of our lord is perfect rendition of both his mercy as well as his justice.
Posted by escuej1 on Nov 2nd 2016
Beautiful icon. Very well made. I bought the classic style with protective beeswax.