Hollywood, Jesus and the Monks of Mount Athos

When I asked Jonathan why he thanked the monks of Mount Athos while accepting his Daytime Emmy, he explained that he’d never been to “the Holy Mountain,” as it’s called in Greece. Yet he saw documentaries about it and was impressed by the fact that the monks in all the monasteries there have been praying around the clock for 1,000 years: “These people [are] dedicating their lives to prayer, and not just praying for themselves, but truly praying for all of us. And then the thought kind of crossed my mind: with all the destruction, chaos and insanity that goes on in this world, if their prayers weren’t happening, what would this world be like?

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Editor’s note: Let’s not forget the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, which is being continually offered up, 24/7 and 365, in virtually every country on the planet, just as it has been for many hundreds of years.

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