The icon of Christ in the basilica portrays him as King of Kings and Great High Priest. He is encompassed by the four emblems of the Evangelists, which in turn derive from the vision that the Prophet Ezekiel beheld of the four living creatures (Ezekiel 1:10).

At the beginning of Mesonyktikon, the Midnight Office, the icon is lit only by the oil lamp kept burning before it.

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