Jesus Christ the Great Hierarch icon
Contemporary Orthodox Christian icon of Jesus Christ as The Great Hierarch.
The Great Hierarch icon of Jesus Christ is the depiction of Jesus Christ in patriarchal vestments. This kind of icon, the Great Hierarch, is based on the Old Testament prophecy: " You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek" (Ps.109: 4), commented by the Apostle Paul as follows " being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek" (Hebrews 5: 10).
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