Hollywood star Jonathan Jackson offers his Emmy Award to Mount Athos Monastery

Source: Greek City Times

August 29, 2018


Popular Hollywood star Jonathan Jackson, visited Holy Mount Athos together with his 8-year-old-son on Tuesday, to offer one of his Emmy Awards, reports vimaorthodoxias.gr.

During his five day visit, Jackson spent most of his time at the Vatopedi Monastery in the Monks Republic Mount Athos to honour the Dormition of the Virgin Mary but also visited the Xenophontos and Simonopetra Monasteries.

Jackson, who attended all services with his son, is overwhelmed by the life of Athonite monks. He has characterized Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of Vatopedi Monastery, as “a man filled with the love of Christ”. Jackson has been in close contact with the Vatopedi Monastery ever since he was baptized Greek Orthodox in 2012. In an interview given to Greek journalist, Jackson stated that he has read much about the Holy Mountain and dreamt of visiting Mount Athos and seeing the holy place where people for more than 1000 years are praying for mankind.

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