Seminarians pour heart and soul into icons
Father Bohdan (‘Bo’) Nahachewsky Lincoln Ho, Grandin Media
Father Bo Nahachewsky smiles as he watches over a group of seminarians and priests who are silently, carefully — and prayerfully — painting images of Christ the Shepherd.
“As we’re struggling to try and paint his image, he is recreating us in his image,” says Nahachewsky, who recently led a three-day iconography workshop at St. Joseph Seminary.
Nahachewsky, a priest of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton, has practised iconography for more than 16 years. Icons are more than just religious art, he explains.
They are meant to depict Scripture and the saints in visual form, and