|DAILY Photo by John Godbey
Mother Theodora of Merrillville, Ind., with the icon she painted for Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church.
The lofty met the mundane as two artists spread wallpaper paste on a round board and then gently laid on the surface a canvas image of Christ.
At Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church, Mother Theodora of Merrillville, Ind., and Elias Katsaros of Huntsville worked swiftly to position the artwork.
Their fingers smoothed the stylized face and hands of Christ and stuck the edges down firmly.
The artists were readying the circular icon and three triangular paintings of angels for a wooden frame and their place above the altar at Annunciation.
Theodora, 35, a Romanian Orthodox nun who wears a traditional black habit, created the icon as a commission. Her work for Annunciation links an ancient tradition to a modern church. [Source]