Monday, November 14, 2016

Christ: Judgment and Mercy

St Catherine's Monastery icon.

Christ: Judgment and Mercy

"The image is jarring, unsettling, even a little bit scary. Most icons are inviting. But the Christ Pantocrator icon, especially the oldest known version, the one found at St. Catherine’s monastery in Egypt, gives one pause. The icon depicts Christ with two quite different facial expressions juxtaposed together. As one gazes at the right, Christ’s …"

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