This inscription of the Cross is from the reverse side of a 13th century icon of the Prophet Elijah painted in Kastoria, Greece. The abbreviated Greek text says:
The Light of Christ Illumines All
Crucified on the Cross, the Glory of the Father
Christ Grants Grace to Christians
With this icon, the board is painted brown instead of the traditional red.
The Christ Pantocrator ("Ruler of All") icon from Mt. Sinai is the oldest known image of Jesus Christ in existence. The image depicts the two natures of Christ: Humanity and Divinity. The icon is believed to have been painted in about the year 550 and has been at St. Catherine's Monastery in Egypt for over nearly 1500 years. www.legacyicons.com
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