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Mt. Athos: A visit to the Holy Mountain

I’m inviting you to go on a little journey for 30 minutes that will mesmerize you, in silent awe.

Recently over Easter, the CBS TV Documentary show ’60 Minutes’, was able to get extremely rare access to the monasteries at Mt. Athos, perhaps one of the most sacred places in Christianity. They aired special coverage of the monasteries on Mt. Athos, that have remained in continual prayer and worship and simple, monastic life for over 1000 years. I watched both video clips, MESMERIZED, and in silent awe. I want to bring you into this world that I have just had a mini glimpse of, through these 2 video clips. 

Here’s the introduction from ’60 Minutes’ (CBS News) below, followed by the 2 video clips:

“On this Easter Sunday, we’re going to take you to a place outside our world. It’s not Mars or Venus but it might as well be. It’s a remote peninsula in northern Greece that millions believe to be the most sacred spot on Earth. It’s called Mount Athos and prayers have been offered there every day, with no interruption, for more than a thousand years. It was set aside by ancient emperors to be the spiritual capital of Orthodox Christianity and has probably changed less over the centuries than any other inhabited place on the planet. The monks come to Mount Athos from all over and do everything they can to keep what they call ‘the world’ far away.” (CBS News)

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