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Iconographer Fr. Theodore Jurewicz looks over the icons he painted over the past six years, which totally cover the interior of the St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church in Lackawanna, N.Y., April 1 during a short break from painting.

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NY church transformed with ancient icon tradition

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (AP) — The religious scenes playing out on the interior walls of St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church could have been painted centuries ago: Saints with gilded halos, winged angels hugging curved arches, calligraphic lettering helping to tell ancient stories. But the paint is barely dry.

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