Hand-painted wooden icon of Christ Pantocrator on a golden background. Christ Pantocrator is a conception of Jesus as the Almighty, or "Ruler of All Things", and is a common depiction of Jesus in the Byzantine or Eastern Orthodox churches.On each side of the halo are the Greek letters: IC and XC. The IC represents the first and last letters of Jesus, and the letters XC represent the first and last letters of Christ in Greek. Christ’s halo is inscribed with a cross and the Greek letters omicron, omega, nu, spelling "HO ON." In English, this translates to "Who Am," the name used for God in Exodus. Two angels on either side of him, each holding scrolls. One of them also holds a cross, a symbol of Christ's Passion.