Christ Pantocrator (Sinai) Icon - X117

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Hand-crafted replica of the famous 6th century icon of Christ Pantocrator from St. Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai
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According to St. Mark’s Gospel, chapter 4, the disciples, terrified by the furious storm that came upon their fishing boat, called out to Jesus for help. His powerful Word stilled the wind and the waves. The disciples asked themselves still terrified by their ordeal, “Who is this? Even the wind and waves obey Him!”

The beautiful and powerful icon known throughout the Church’s history as “Pantocrator,” tells us exactly who He is. Pantocrator-Lord omnipotent, Almighty, All-Powerful. In the earliest days of the Christian worship, when Roman persecution swirled around the daily life of Orthodox Catholic Christians, the icon most often seen in the Catacombs where these Christians worshipped was that of the Good Shepherd, the Lord who comforts His flock. Later in as new threats came upon the maturing Church from outside the Empire-various invasions of barbarians threatening the very homeland Empire; Huns, Vandals, Goths, and then Muslims, Christians needed an emphasis on the Almighty God who sat enthroned as Emperor, Monarch and Ruler.

The word Pantocrator and the idea behind it appear in the book of Revelation. God speaks in Revelation 1:18, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Lord Who is, Who was and Who is to come, the “Pantocrator” (Almighty). The use of the multi-colored band that we usually see around the figure of the Pantocrator in the dome of Churches is based on Rev. 4:3 where the iris or rainbow is said to surround the throne of God. Normally the icon of Christ Pantocrator is the most remote of all the conventional poses. Christ is distant from us and sometimes His face is stern. Yet in other iconic depictions such as that of the Balkan Churches, we find the Pantocrator with dancing eyes. His face is sharp. His mouth tiny with the effort of suppressing a smile and his fingers thin and dancing where they hold the Book. The Gospel book in the icon is closed, but Jesus knows what is inside; the Good news of God’s love, of the destruction of sin and death and the enemies of God’s Church as well as life everlasting for the faithful who have endured and whose names are written in the Book of Life. So what a wonderful icon to have and hold in our homes. An image of the God who constantly looks upon us; sees us in our sorrow and strife and comforts us, upholds us and stills the wind and waves that afflict us as well.


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Customer Reviews

32 reviews

  • 5

    Recommended by Spiritual Director

    Posted by AJPB on Jun 13th 2018

    My spiritual director recommended that I acquire an image that inspired some sense of religious fervor in me when I prayed before it. I looked at countless styles of art of countless Saints before I came across this image of our Saviour. This was exactly what I needed. Depending on my state at the time, there is a part of the image that fits perfectly; be it the harsh divine, the gentle human, the inspiring scriptures or the guiding hand, this image has been of great benefit to my prayer life.

  • 5

    Love it

    Posted by Jeffery Johnson on May 16th 2018

    My Sinai Christ icon is clear and beautiful. Legacy is among the very best when it comes to icon sellers.

  • 5

    beautifully made

    Posted by Victoria on Dec 21st 2017

    Very happy with my purchase! Highly recommend!

  • 5

    Beautifully mounted unique icon!!!

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 16th 2017

    Love this icon! Beautifully made reproduction. Quick shipping and affordable price. I am so happy to own it!!!!

  • 5

    Beautiful icon

    Posted by STEVEN on Apr 24th 2017

    This is an amazing icon, and the quality is impressive. I've bought several sizes of the classic mount and am impressed with the quality. Highly recommended

  • 5

    LOVE it

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 8th 2017

    I LOVE this icon!

  • 5

    Do not leave without it

    Posted by Fr. Theocharis on Jan 3rd 2017

    Dear friends, This icon is a stunning masterpiece of magical quality and immense beauty. Legacy Icons has unmistakably craft this classical icon with lov and joy and shares it with us. I ordered the XL Masterpiece Icon with protective wax and dark brown paint on the board. After three days the icon entered my heart, and when it did, it brought forth deep peace and thankfulness mingled with sweet joy. The Christ Pantocrator (Sinai) Icon is a must have, do not leave without it.

  • 5

    Beutiful Quality

    Posted by Unknown on Nov 18th 2016

    It is a lovely piece. I ordered several, and gave them as gifts and everyone was very impressed.

  • 5

    Great quality

    Posted by Patrick Heyrman on Sep 7th 2016

    I love how this icon looks. They did a great job making this icon.

  • 5

    quality icons

    Posted by Gerald DeLucia on May 25th 2016

    beautiful and well crafted icon