Father Demetrios Economou
is both a painter and a priest:
"I felt my duty
was to do something good.
I thought my talent
was to go to the walls in churches,
to make beautiful churches."
"We prefer the image of the holy faces
to have a more unrealistic expression
because they are spirits,
so we prefer their appearance
to be spiritual rather than realistic.
People tell me,
'Now I come very often to the church
because I feel the presence
of the Holy Man next to me,
on the wall,
So my satisfaction is
that I can offer to the people
something more than blessings."