The Icon Christ Pantocrator emphasizes Jesus’ omnipotence, Christ the Almighty, the “Ruler of All” who sustains all things. Because of the book, Christ Pantocrator is also called Christ the Teacher. Holding the Gospel opened to Matt:11:28 “Come to me, all you that labour, and are burdened, and I will refresh you”, Christ blesses the beholder.
The Pantocrator, largely an Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic theological conception, is less common under that name in Western (Roman) Catholicism. In Christian iconography, Christ Pantocrator is a specific depiction of Christ. Pantocrator usually translated as “Almighty” or “all-powerful”.
His halo includes the letters symbolizing His divinity and referring to His words, “Before Abraham was, I AM.” He is the “Alpha and the Omega,” the beginning and the end. The Greek letters “IC” and “XC” on the icon are abbreviations of the Greek words for “Jesus” and “Christ.
The icon under the riza is made by silk-screen printing method, a special paint is applied layer by layer 23 times, producing clear and crisp image. On the back of the icon there is a hole to hang it on the wall, and a folding foot-board as an option to stand. Comes in a cloth bag and in a branded gift package. Made by Italian Iconographers.