Christ the Saviour - J64
Product #: J 64
20th c. (Late)
Dormition Convent, Parnes, Greece
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Christ is both “Pantocrator” (which is the Greek word for “Ruler of All”) and our Saviour in name and deed if we will only cooperate with Him. We often fail to fully appreciate the meaning of the word “Jesus”, which was the name revealed by the angel to the aged Joseph to call the son of the Virgin Mary to whom he was betrothed. The angel said, “and thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins.” (Mat 1:21)
Jesus is the Greek word for the Hebrew Jehoshua or Yehowshua (the same name as the Prophet Joshua) which means “Jehovah” or God “saves” which is derived from the Hebrew word Yeshuwa, or “he will save.” Christ comes from the Greek word Christos meaning the Anointed, and is a translation of the Hebrew word Messiah. So when the Lord said, “and this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, Whom Thou hast sent...” He is really saying that we must affirm that He is the Anointed One or Messiah sent to save the people of God, and this confession brings us toward Eternal Life. May we not just affirm this with our mouths, but with our very lives!