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Regarding the discussion below: The WIkipedia indeed has "All mighty" as the most fitting translation.

A viewer contributed: Pandocrator means Holding everything. Democratia means holded by people.
Christ holds everything earth and heaven ( Pandocrator), even in the Russian translation is Vsedeirjeetel, who holds every thing.
Allmighty is Pandodynamos


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Dick Osseman18-Oct-2009 19:01
The Wikipedia seems to be better informed and has: "The most common translation of Pantocrator is "Almighty" or "All-powerful". In this understanding, Pantokrator is a compound word formed from the Greek words for "all" and the noun "strength" (κρατος). This is often understood in terms of potential power; i.e., able to do anything, or omnipotent.

Another, more literal translation is "Ruler of All" or, less literally, "Sustainer of the World". In this understanding, Pantokrator is a compound word formed from the Greek for "all" and the verb meaning "To accomplish something" or "to sustain something" (κρατεω). This translation speaks more to God's actual power; i.e., God does everything (as opposed to God can do everything)."
Guest 17-Oct-2009 20:32
i know that; "pantakrator" means "judge of universe"
thanks
Guest 29-Sep-2008 23:19
Pandocrator means Holding everything
Democratia means holded by people
Christ holds everything earth and heaven ( Pandocrator), even in the Russian translation is Vsedeirjeetel, who holds every thing
Allmighty is Pandodynamos
Thank you
Kristoforos 12-Aug-2007 20:59
I think that Pantokrator means Almighty ("All-powerful").
In the similar way "demoKRATIA" (democracy) is the the people's power. So the word creator is not to be translated "creator".
Guest 19-Mar-2007 15:45
"Pantocrator" meaning The Creator of All Things both visible and visible. Pan = all, crator = creator.
nota 07-Apr-2006 05:41
Christ in the dome of the churche. This type of Christ usually called "Pantocrator".