Christian Author: Nancy W. Boyer

Music for Sunday Christ Protocrator

Christian Icons are famous all over the world. Many are quite rare and worth a fortune. In parts of the world where these were, or presently,  used for worship , they are revered.  They are often carried from place to place to tell the story of Christ.  The age of many is difficult to tell unless it is in a church where the age of the church is known.   The oldest known icon of Christ Pantocrator is in Mount Sinai at Saint Catherine’s Monastery.  The icon of Christ Pantokrator is one of the most widely used religious images of Orthodox Christianity.   It is a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Icon at St.Catherine’s Monastery

A definition of an icon is as follows:

In Christian iconography, Christ Pantocrator refers to a specific depiction of Christ. Pantocrator or Pantokrator (from the Greek Παντοκράτωρ) is a translation of one of many Names of God in Judaism. When the Hebrew Bible was translated into Greek as the Septuagint, Pantokrator was used both for YHWH Tzevaot “Lord of Hosts” and for El Shaddai “God Almighty”.

The video below is Rachmaninov- divine liturgy- Our Father – Отче наш   It is passionate and worshipful.   Only an icon face is shown throughout the music.

I would suggest that you take time to listen, meditate and pray.

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