None on Friday

Friday at None –

The LORD is in his holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven;
his eyes behold, his gaze tests, the sons of men.

The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked,
and his soul hates the lover of violence.

~Psalm 11: 4-5

Image: Jesus Christ Pantocrator (Detail from deesis mosaic) from Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (Constantinople).
By Dianelos Georgoudis – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

In Christian iconography, Christ Pantocrator refers to a specific depiction of Christ. Pantocrator or Pantokrator (Greek: Χριστός Παντοκράτωρ)[1] is, used in this context, 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 Sabaoth “Lord of Hosts” and for El Shaddai “God Almighty”. In the New Testament, Pantokrator is used once by Paul (2 Cor 6:18). Aside from that one occurrence, John of Patmos is the only New Testament author to use the word Pantokrator. The author of the Book of Revelation uses the word nine times,[2] and while the references to God and Christ in Revelation are at times interchangeable, Pantokrator appears to be reserved for God except, perhaps, in 1:8. ~from Wikipedia