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 icon's bold, red background is stunning and must be seen in-person to be fully appreciated. This color, like the gold, represents holiness. This icon is available as part of a set, together with a matching icon of the Virgin Mary. Click here to learn more.
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Posted by Karam Shammas on Feb 2nd 2018
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Posted by Barbara Cockrell on Jul 24th 2017
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Great Color and Clarity!
Posted by Essa Sackllah on Jun 16th 2017
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