Our Great God and Saviour Jesus Christ is depicted with His right hand raised in blessing. This is Christ as the Lord of All (Pantocrator) at the end of the ages. His nimbus bears within it a Cross with the words "HE WHO IS." This is a title for God and signifies Christ's deity. His cloak is blue to symbolize His humanity which He put on in His Incarnation and His tunic is red to represent His divinity that He always had from eternity.
And behold I come quickly; and my reward is with me to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
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