I just heard about this Christ the Pantocrator Icon and the parallels with the Shroud of Turin. Anyone else hear of this icon and its history? Link.
The Pantocrator of Sinai is one of my favorite icons!
Yes, the possible connection of the PoS with the SoT is an old one.
As a matter of fact, I understand that the PoS is believed to be part of a triptych about the Icon Not Made By Hands–SoT by another name.
What’s a triptych?
A triptych is an icon with three panels. Usually Christ or the Virgin Mary will be on the middle panel, with saints or angels on each of the side panels.