Friday, August 8, 2014

Christ Pantokrator

In medieval iconography Pantokrator (Almighty) is one of Christ's many attributes.

The oldest representation in St. Catherine's Monastery, Sinai. 
Note the two different facial expressions which suggest Christ double nature: 
human and divine.

The Dome of the Holy Sepulchre, 

Church of Daphni Monastery (12th c.)

Mosaic from Cefalu Cathedral, Sicily

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Two Icons of St. Demetrios, Patron of Thessaloniki

Byzantine Icon with Greek inscription. Around the year 1000
12th c. mosaic of St. Demetrios in the 
Monastery of the Golden Roof, Kiev