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.
In this icon, the Lord is crowned as King. He has his hands raised up in blessing, and he is shining with rays of glory. The cherubim, one of the highest ranks of angels, surround and uphold Him as they worship. The stunning cerulean background is covered with stars and galaxies, for "the heavens declare the glory of God."